The English language can be a beautiful weapon of truth when wielded by a master.
Witness Daniel Hannan, conservative MEP for the South East of England, speaking to the EU Parliament in response to the Eurocrats recent hatefest on Britain for refusing to join in their latest imbecilic “plan”, one amusingly dubbed by London mayor Boris Johnson as a “Supra National And Fiscal Union” (SNAFU):
“How’s that working out for you by the way, gentlemen” … ziiiiiiiiing.
Here’s Mr Hannan in March 2009, rising to international prominence with this truly epic smackdown of then PM Gordon Brown:
“You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt”
He could almost be a beautifully-spoken Barnaby Joyce.
To quote The Merovingian from The Matrix Reloaded:
“Fantastic language, especially to curse with … It’s like wiping your arse with silk, I love it.”
And finally, wise words from Mr Hannan in summarising what all the global economic troubles are really about:
Yesterday, our own government took on another $3 billion of debt.
Adding to Australia’s unpredecented, world-beating increase in public debt, since the global debt crisis began.
So the last word inevitably must go to our own Senator Joyce:
“If you do not manage debt, debt manages you” – Feb 2010
Barnaby is right.