Saturday, November 12, 2011

EU is corrupt and beyond fixing: ex-UK minister

RT talks to Lord Alexander Hesketh, who has become the most high-profile defector from David Cameron’s Conservative Party after he rejected a referendum on Britain’s leaving the EU.

­Lord Hesketh was in the cabinet under both Margaret Thatcher and John Major and says over the decades, only the Iron Lady has had the strength to stand up to continental politicians over serious problems Britain has because of its European attachment.

“Every government that we have had, with the exception of Margaret Thatcher’s, has essentially allowed itself to be bamboozled by the civil service into avoiding having a serious discussion with the Europeans about sorting out the problem. And I’m afraid that is now happening to this government,” he told RT.

The British politician says he defected to the UK Independence Party because it is the only party in the country able to tell the EU for what it actually is.

“You cannot deal with the Europeans. Europeans have no desire to negotiate. The EU is a new kind of religion. It is run by people who pay far lower taxes than anyone else in Europe and have their children educated free of charge in like 14 private schools in Brussels. In European Parliament most of the members are paid more three or four times as much money as they would have in any other job that you and I might ever do in life. The system is essentially corrupt and it is unchangeable,” he lashed out. more