I poddled along to the press Conference held by Duffenfuhrer after the Parliament voted to ignore the outside world and continue with its attempt to jemmy the European Constitution back to life. What I heard was the authentic voice of the fundamentalist federast.
First up was Andrew Duff, sadly I missed the start of his comments, but he was discussing some report on the Constitution that is being written by the German authorities. Duff stated that it was always difficult when people had different ideas, as the splits in the facade could be utilised by opponents of the European integration. however what he said next was terribly revealing, "I urge Germany not to translate their report into English". After all we don't want the unwashed to understand what is happening elsewhere.
However it was the reaction of Johannes Voggenhuber that took the biscuit.
His report he claimed "made major changes to reality". Eh, no Johannes, reality exists independent of the decisions or wishes of the European Parliament.
He went on to crystallise what I hate about him and his type,
"We must overcome nationalism, and liberalism, and hegemony in Europe... We must overcome the tyrannies; we must overcome the residues of the nineteenth century. We must get rid of this poison, this myth of national independence".