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Nigel Farage: Defender of (some) nation states.

Posted by Jason O on Mar 4, 2010 in European Union |

” I cannot apologise for the fact that Belgium is a completely artificial construction and a mistake ” Nigel Farage, Sinn Fein/Coir ally and defender of national sovereignty, decides to tell 11 million Belgians that they are a non-country.

Considering that the Belgian state is both more populous and older than the Irish republic(1830, and approx 11 million, just in case you’re wondering), isn’t it a good thing that we have people of the calibre of Deputy Farage to go about telling us who belongs to a genuine nation, and who doesn’t.

Once again, he’s walking proof why small and medium sized nations need the European Union: To protect us from the Nigel Farages of the world. 

3 Comments

James Lawless
Mar 8, 2010 at 2:51 pm

The Belgian state may be older than the Irish one but the Irish nation is around a lot longer than the current Irish state. I cannot say what the situtation is in Belgium, not being familiar with its history. However I would be curious to know what piqued these remarks? What is the context of the Belgian state being created? Mr. Farage must have had some basis for these remarks?


 
Luke
Mar 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Have to agree with you on this Jason.


 
david morris
Mar 19, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Jeez.

Defending La Belgique was part & parcel of UK involvement in both International Wars.

Fat lot of good it did us

Vide Robert Graves (Goodbye 2 all that). The most sensible action the UK (& Ireland)
could have done between 1916-18 was to join with their natural German allies & work
over La belle France. Job done.


 

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