Saturday, 10 January 2009

The real EU shows through the cracks.

An anonymous commenter, over at my place, pointed out this article. It's worth a wider audience.

I’d never heard of the story before, even though it’s been going on for five years and concerns the suppression of a journalist. Usually, journalists close ranks when one of their own is taken down like this, but in this case they seem to have turned their backs.

Hans-Martin Tillack, a German journalist who had been detained by the EU after investigating Brussels fraud, was definitively cleared by the courts. The Belgian government, whose police had raided Tillack's flat, was ordered to pay damages and costs.

He must have done something really terrible to deserve that. He did. He exposed fraud in the EU parliament and went digging for more. The EU’s anti-corruption squad took care of him. Far from dealing with corruption, it seems this squad is concerned with disposing of those who threaten the continuation of corruption.

Finally they’ve let him go. After five years of uncertainty, he’s been cleared of any wrongdoing, even though no formal charges were ever brought. The EU have sent a very clear message to Eurosceptic reporters – toe the line or we’re coming to get you. Any attempt to show what's really going on will get you re-educated.

And yet he’s still a Europhile. The Ministry of Truth have released him because despite all this, he still loves Big Brother.

It does all make you wonder if there really is a Room 101 somewhere.


Obnoxio The Clown said...

And yet he’s still a Europhile

Jesus wept. There really is none so dumb as he who will not learn.

killemallletgodsortemout said...

Where's Old Holborn when you need him, eh?

Mark Wadsworth said...

A Europhile (somebody who likes other European countries, including non-EU ones) or an EUphile?

There is a difference, you know.

Leg-iron said...

EU-phile, I think. He's still of the opinion that the whole EU project is a great idea, even though it's just stamped on his face.

Some people won't see the rats in the cage until the last gate opens.

I can't be arrsed to log in. said...

Surely, if you're an EUphile, it means that you want to fuck* the EU. If so, count me in!!

I'm also a Labourphile, Gorgonophile, Blairophile.

* - for "fuck" please read "forcibly and painfully sodomise with only blood as a lubricant".

Still can't be arrsed to log in said...

Sorry, missed out "repeatedly"

Anonymous said...

Hmm... not sure who the bigger brother is, GB or EU. One thing's for certain though, most Europeans won't put up with the shit lame brits do.

Dick the Prick said...

He's undoubtedly a cock but let's get him before he starts eh?

it's either banned or compulsory said...

This story has appeared now and then but has never really been covered by MSM, why not ?
I expect they see fit to keep their heads down and keep printing the EU and GBG press releases.

JD said...

Support the Irish in their even bigger NO vote.......

The eu is utterly evil. That's what I think, anyway.

AngryDave said...

Who pilices the corrupt, anti-corruption police?

If these people have the right to do this sort of thing to those who are very publicly in the right, what chance do the rest of us stand. I will not disapear without taking a few of those bastards with me.

Gareth said...

Can we import some European solicitors?

Five years and his legal costs are only €30k.

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