You’ll see from some of my other posts here that I’m no great fan of the European Union: it really is nothing less than a ‘soft dictatorship’, with tens of thousands of unelected, extremely well-paid and institutionally corrupt apparatchiks (about 45,000 at the last count according to Craig & Elliott in their book “The Great European Rip-Off”) invading and intruding in to every nook and cranny of your life and mine.

No surprise then to learn from today’s Daily Telegraph (link below) that the apparatchiks will be spending more of our taxes on looking for people like me here on the internet, to check out what we’re saying about the European Union – and then to develop their own propaganda “communication” accordingly.  Bloody scary if you ask me, but perfectly consistent with the ethos of the ‘tyranny of Brussels’ (to use Boris Johnson’s term).

PS Did you know that, again according to Craig & Elliott, the European Commission spends some €3 billion per year on propaganda “communication”?


  1. I recall very well my school reading books;

    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    1984 and Animal Farm by George Orwell

    Someone was educating me and other to see, think, understand, assess and question.

    In democracy you can question without fear, in tyranny you can conform with fear….


  2. What I find amazing is that a lot of people understand what’s going on but feel powerless to do anything about it. last night I went to the local pub and the regulars, all just normal everyday people were discussing what’s going on with the EU and banks etc. They all seem quite well informed, but at the same time, are hoping it will all just go away.


  3. You couldn’t make it up could you? They are no doubt watching this blog, noting IP addresses and creating a file on the author and commenters. It is bloody scary stuff. But then is it any different to what our own police and security folk get up to? The side affect of having power is that you will do anything to preserve it, including spending the money of the people that pay for them on spying, misinformation and re-education on the very taxpayers that finance them.


    1. moraymint · ·

      Rob, is it any wonder that I’m trying to figure out how best to counsel my offspring in organising their lives and affairs so as to mitigate this enveloping madness?



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