February 4, 2014

Democracy Is a Threat to Peace in Europe

Janet Daley, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

The German Foreign Minister has declared that political parties within European countries which hamper the cooperation between EU member states are a threat to peace. He means you, Ukip. Never mind that you are a perfectly legal party with every right to contest parliamentary, local council and European legislative elections. Ignore the fact that you have a larger proportion of popular support than the LibDems who are currently in government, and that you are not breaking any existing regulation in your public behaviour.

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