Your Thoughts on Daniel Hannan Speech?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by fivepoint, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    This speech by UK European Parliament member Daniel Hannan has gotten over 2 millions views on YouTube in just a week or two:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94lW6Y4tBXs

    I'm curious what everyone here thinks of this speech, especially those currently residing in the UK. Personally, (since I know you'll all ask) I found it to be an incredibly straight-forward and even... brave speech. I wish more legislators in the U.S. were willing to speak with such fervor about the issues that really matter. I don't know much about the rest of his policies, but on this one It's refreshing to see someone call a spade a spade and bluntly call-out those who share responsibility for the current financial crisis.
     
  2. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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    C'mon, I know there are some opinionated Brits out there! What do you think, gents?
     
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    the problem is that it equally applies to the situation in the US and worse, neither side of the "pond" seems to get it. They both think they are different and can do it.
     
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    He's definitely a crackpot, that's for sure. When an MEP gets kicked out of his own right wing, conservative party, you know he's absolutely bonkers.
     
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    Maybe I missed something... but are you saying he's wacko just because he doesn't want Britain to be a member of the EU?
     
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    I don't know anything about the man beyond this particular speech, but he's absolutely dead-center of the target as to monetary/fiscal policy. Pretty much applies to the foolishness going on here in the U.S., as well.

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    He's peddling the old Thatcherite idea of unfettered capitalism that as practiced in Iceland has resulted in functional bankruptcy. Blue eyed sheiks indeed.
     
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    Sounds to me like the UK, like the US, doesn't have enough of these guys. Enough Daniel Hannan's who are spreading the truth about the growth of socialism and statist governments controlling the people through dependency and market manipulation.

    Excellent speech, I hope we hear more from him in the near future.
     

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