Who the hell does Mr Barroso think he is? Today at a press conference the Commission President had the following brain fart,
"Sometimes I like to compare the EU as a creation to the organisation of Empires. We have the dimension of Empire but there is a great difference. Empires were usually made with force with a centre imposing diktat, a will on the others. Now what we have is the first non-Imperial empire. We have 27 countries that fully decided to work together and to pool their sovereignty. I believe it is a great construction and we should be proud of it. At least, we in the Commission are proud of it."
Where to start with this? Has the man been drinking too much of his own propaganda. Fully decided. You what!
Tell that to the people of France and Holland who rejected your power grab. Come to the UK and make those comments and see the reaction you will get.
The man is delusional. And people in power who are this delusional are, frankly dangerous. There have been 48 definable empires since the beggining of history, all have ended to a greater or lesser extent in collaspse, and every one has involved massive loss of life and bloodshed. Is he stark raving mad?
Over at EU Referendum you might find a slightly more, ahem balanced piece(that is balanced in the sense that the writer has more balance, not necessarily that the piece has)