“Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals can believe them,” runs the old line. But the converse also applies. Some ideas are so stupid that only the uneducated can believe them – and Farage is proving that Brexit is top of the list.The more Nigel Farage plays Brexiters for fools, the more they seem to like it
‘A monstrous interference,” Farage told Fox News Thursday. “I’d rather he stayed in Washington, frankly, if that’s what he’s going to do.”And:
“You wouldn’t expect the British Prime Minister to intervene in your presidential election, you wouldn’t expect the Prime Minister to endorse one candidate or another. Perhaps he’s another one of those people who doesn’t understand what [the EU] is,” Farage said.
London Mayor Boris Johnson -- who was born in New York and has expressed strong support for the UK-U.S. relationship -- accused Obama of hypocrisy.#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #USA #Trump #Obama #NigelFarage #BorisJohnson #interference
"I just think it's paradoxical that the United States, which wouldn't dream of allowing the slightest infringement of its own sovereignty, should be lecturing other countries about the need to enmesh themselves ever deeper in a federal superstate," Johnson said Tuesday.
She [von der Leyen] was confirmed by a margin of 383 votes to 327. She needed the backing of 374 out of 747 MEPs to win.That's 51.3% (383 votes out of 747 MPs) or even 53.9% (383 votes out of 710 votes). As a reminder, Leave won the EU referendum with 52% of the votes (i.e. less than von der Leyen). Logical conclusion: The Leave win in the EU referendum might have power, but certainly no legitimacy.