European Parliament, Strasbourg, 15 February 2012
“Well Commissioner, you picked the right man. Puppet Papademos is in place and as Athens caught fire on Sunday night he rather took my breath away. He said, ‘Violence and destruction have no place in a democratic country.’
What democratic country?
He’s not even a democratically elected prime minister. He’s been appointed by you guys. Greece is not run through democracy now, it is run through a Troika. Three foreign officials that fly into Athens airport and tell the Greeks what they can and cannot do.”
Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP (läs mer på svenska om Farrage), Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Co-President of the ‘Europe of Freedom and Democracy’ (EFD) Group in the European Parliament
Debate: Council and Commission statements – Preparation for the European Council meeting (1-2 March 2012) – no resolution