Brit EC commissioner blocks Syriza question about murky exporters to Greece
Lord Hill – Juncker’s EC finance bully-boy – was born Jonathan Hopkin Hill. He is a former political lobbyist and PR consultant, and was Special Adviser to Cabinet Minister Kenneth Clarke. That means ‘pro-Europe’ mainstream, and it isn’t in code. That and his lobbying/PR shit background also make him the perfect EU envoy for David Cameron, as he steps up his campaign to join Angela Merkel in her sausage fridge, and go down in history as the man who reformed Europe, ho-ho.
You’ll get some idea of his Lordship’s commercial expertise by reading a little on his background. He was educated at Highgate School – an independent all-boys school in the Highgate area of north London – before going to Trinity College, Cambridge where he read History, graduating with the degree of Master of Arts. Hollywood casting metro-euro-elite-wishfully-unthinking Camerlot twit.
As his boss is Jean-Claude Drunker, JHJ is theoretically in a position to appreciate the Greek dilemma, and how it came about. So you’d think he would lend a sympathetic ear when faced with the mountain of glaring evidence suggesting that German suppliers to Greece played fast and free with brown enevelopes (and submarines that never turned up) during the pre-Papandreou years. For that would make Drunker’s point: there are two sides to this, and it is barmy to destroy the euro on the basis of a dispute about Greek-owed funny-money that Mario Draghi could write off with a stroke of his Mont Blanc pen.
The fact that Jonathan Hopkin Hill is not doing this tells us two things about him. One, he is a toady working for the Cameron-Merkel rapprochement camp. And two, he is a blindly idealist Eunatic incapable of grasping just what a lousy fiscal, economic and cultural disaster the European Union has become.
Dave has decided to turn a blind eye to German hypocrisy, as the price for trying to winkle some meaningless ‘deal’ out of Angela Mirakle. So Siemens corruption and disappearing subs are strictly Unhistory. Hill has been given his mission, and he is following it to the letter.
And talking of letters, this is an extract from the letter sent by by the Vice-President of the European Parliament and SYRIZA MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis, requesting information about the responsibilities, and information gathered, of auditing firms approving the accounts of German companies such as Siemens, Daimler, MAN and ThyssenKrupp:
“…which accounting firms handled the consolidated accounts of the company Siemens, Daimler, MAN, ThyssenKrupp both in Germany as well as subsidiaries / branches in other EU countries – such as Greece where corruption scandals have been investigated, and what forms of investigation and punishment have been imposed upon them by the authorities supervising auditing firms in Germany and Greece?”
This is not so much a loaded question as a primed nuclear bomb. It holds one of the keys to Greece putting together its case on odious debt. But the key itself is being locked away in order to protect the innocent. Despite the question being entirely valid, if you are a eurofanatic, or in the German elite, it then becomes A Question Which must not be Asked.
So fearless Brit and fine upstanding Highgate-to-Oxbridge person Lord Hill has refused to answer specifics in the Papadimoulis letter. Instead, he offered the MEP this pathetic woffle as a reply:
“In the light of observed procedures in recent years, shortcomings in the Community market for audit services, and any significant weaknesses in controls, led to new Community rules passed by the European Parliament in April 2014. These require examination of all such procedures to be compulsory. All Member States must comply with this, and implement the new rules, by June 2016.”
So if I can put into words what this exchange was about, it goes like this:
Dimitris Papadimoulis: May I look under the carpet please?
Lord Hill: the carpet has been removed because we decided to clean the floor instead.
People still in doubt about Britain’s future business partners around the globe should take heed of this mini case-history. We are a nation losing its freedom of speech, Rule of Law and personal liberties….hooked up with a Superstate that is also in the process of subjugating legality to the needs of the corporate State. Having Camerlot controlling the UK (with no effective Opposition) is bad enough: giving him his ‘Yes’ answer in whatever referendum finally materialises means the end of British Parliamentary sovereignty – and the final victory for increasingly crooked (largely unelected) agents of Mammon to run our lives behind remote closed doors.
It will be as if Hitler had won, but with none of the Nazi Party disorganisation to ensure the Fourth Reich implodes sooner rather than later.
From here on, it is every thinking EU citizens’ duty to offer passive resistance to that future Union. The immediate step is to support Greece to the hilt. The second step is to ensure the failure of the euro. The third step is to look at a different, less federated Europe where we apply best practice from every Member State – not the worst excesses of Berlin and EC inflexibility.
In the UK, we just had a General Election in which one Party made EU membership the big issue. The others offered nothing but surreal silence. This is an Establishment stitch up for their benefit, not that of the citizens. If UKIP ditches Farage and puts in a more rounded leader with more intelligent colleagues, I would vote UKIP next time. The tragedy is, it ain’t going to happen: it is our misfortune as a Nation to have a Resistance leader with all the sensitivity of Sepp Blatter.