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Farage gets roasted by EU for not turning up to EU Parliament watch

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    (Original post by Xelfrost)
    Sinn Fein don't vote in the HoC either... Wanna make a thread about that too?
    as long as they don't accept any money that's fine.
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    So we pay this man who is against the EU £80,000 and he won't turn up????

    Why has no one stopped paying him? Why has the EU not stepped in and cut his payment and his job?

    The EU has failed there.
    Because he's an elected ****ing politician? Do you know how democracy works? It's not the EU's responsibility to elect our politicians, they have no authority to remove our elected politicians???????? Like what???????????
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    (Original post by govandpolitics)
    Plagioclase JordanL_ The two most saltiest known to man
    Both a bunch of authoritarian fascists who want all MEP's to fall in line and do as they're told by their EU overlords.

    They have utter contempt for democracy and it's so transparent its embarrassing.
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    (Original post by Xelfrost)
    Sinn Fein don't vote in the HoC either... Wanna make a thread about that too?
    Sinn Fein are not going around then saying that Parliament is undemocratic or they don't get a say.
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    Because he's an elected ****ing politician? Do you know how democracy works? It's not the EU's responsibility to elect our politicians, they have no authority to remove our elected politicians???????? Like what???????????
    he was elected on that basis, he is accountable to the people in his constituency.

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    (Original post by the bear)
    as long as they don't accept any money that's fine.
    Farage did what he was elected to do. He was elected by Eurosceptics to lead the argument against the EU. He was not elected by Eurosceptics to fall in line like a good little boy and do what he was told because then the Eurosceptics would have been pissed off with him and started calling him one of the bureaucrats. As far as I'm concerned, he did a spectacular job at exposing many bad aspects of the EU and much of Europe will move from here with a different viewpoint, more transparent viewpoint, thanks to him.
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    (Original post by DorianGrayism)
    Sinn Fein are not going around then saying that Parliament is undemocratic or they don't get a say.
    So? They're still doing the same thing Farage did. And I don't even see why this is even a big deal? The hell did you people think would happen?
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    Because he's an elected ****ing politician? Do you know how democracy works? It's not the EU's responsibility to elect our politicians, they have no authority to remove our elected politicians???????? Like what???????????
    But at the end of the day he has to go to the EU building to work.....

    The EU should know he does not turn up by now and therefore if not in the EU's power report back to the UK and get the UK to have sacked him.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    as long as they don't accept any money that's fine.
    "Short money is only available to parties whose MPs who take the oath in the Commons. Initially, this meant that Sinn Fein, whose MPs do not take up their seats, were not entitled to it. But in 2006, MPs agreed to allow opposition parties "who have chosen not to take their seats" to access public funds to pay staff wages for MPs "in relation to the party's representative business" Sinn Fein uses the money for press, publicity and other representative functions. The Democratic Unionist Party has repeatedly called for this arrangement to be brought to an end."

    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32719087
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    But at the end of the day he has to go to the EU building to work.....

    The EU should know he does not turn up by now and therefore if not in the EU's power report back to the UK and get the UK to have sacked him.
    They did. They reported to his employers. They said "hey, British voters, Nigel Farage isn't turning up for work".

    And the British voters said "**** YOU EU YOU'RE SUCH A WASTE OF MONEY" and kept voting him back in.

    That's democracy.

    I don't understand who you think was meant to sack him. The British government can't sack MPs, and the EU can't sack MEPs. That's what voters are meant to do.
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    (Original post by Xelfrost)
    So? They're still doing the same thing Farage did. And I don't even see why this is even a big deal? The hell did you people think would happen?
    Except, like I just said, they are not claiming it is undemocratic. They also take part in Stormont.

    Farage claims it is undemocratic but does not take part in the democratic procedures. He says the Fisheries policies are broken and then refuses to take part in the committees where aspects can be fixed.
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    Because he's an elected ****ing politician? Do you know how democracy works? It's not the EU's responsibility to elect our politicians, they have no authority to remove our elected politicians???????? Like what???????????
    (Original post by govandpolitics)
    he was elected on that basis, he is accountable to the people in his constituency.
    He was elected to represent Eurosceptics in European Parliament. He did a stellar job. Maybe you should be mad at your *****y MEP's you elected who failed to convince the Commission that Europe needed reform, and led to this happening. Farage did his job for Eurosceptics well as he has got a leave vote on the EU. It was money well spent and he did a great job at representing all of the Eurosceptics up and down the country.

    The fact you wanted him to fall in line and vote just shows you for the fascists ***** you are. Reminiscent of Nazi Germany to be honest.
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    I don't understand who you think was meant to sack him. The British government can't sack MPs, and the EU can't sack MEPs. That's what voters are meant to do.
    We kept voting him back in because we wanted a Eurosceptic voice and eye within the European Parliament representing us. He did a great job.
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    They did. They reported to his employers. They said "hey, British voters, Nigel Farage isn't turning up for work".

    And the British voters said "**** YOU EU YOU'RE SUCH A WASTE OF MONEY" and kept voting him back in.

    That's democracy.

    I don't understand who you think was meant to sack him. The British government can't sack MPs, and the EU can't sack MEPs. That's what voters are meant to do.
    Well that's a bit of a loop hole for EMP's if they can get in and get paid for not attending sessions. There should be some system in place where if a MEP fails to attend X amount of meetings then a new one is elected.
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    (Original post by DorianGrayism)
    Except, like I just said, they are not claiming it is undemocratic. They also take part in Stormont.

    Farage claims it is undemocratic but does not take part in the democratic procedures. He says the Fisheries policies are broken and then refuses to take part in the committees where aspects can be fixed.
    I'd reply but

    (Original post by welshiee)
    He was elected to represent Eurosceptics in European Parliament. He did a stellar job. Maybe you should be mad at your *****y MEP's you elected who failed to convince the Commission that Europe needed reform, and led to this happening. Farage did his job for Eurosceptics well as he has got a leave vote on the EU. It was money well spent and he did a great job at representing all of the Eurosceptics up and down the country.

    The fact you wanted him to fall in line and vote just shows you for the fascists ***** you are. Reminiscent of Nazi Germany to be honest.
    Did a much better job of it so I'll direct you to his post.
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    (Original post by welshiee)
    He was elected to represent Eurosceptics in European Parliament. He did a stellar job. Maybe you should be mad at your *****y MEP's you elected who failed to convince the Commission that Europe needed reform, and led to this happening. Farage did his job for Eurosceptics well as he has got a leave vote on the EU. It was money well spent and he did a great job at representing all of the Eurosceptics up and down the country.

    The fact you wanted him to fall in line and vote just shows you for the fascists ***** you are. Reminiscent of Nazi Germany to be honest.
    We're fascists for wanting our elected MEPs to do their jobs?

    Brexiters *****ed about the Common Fisheries Policy, and then elected an MEP who either made snarky comments or didn't even turn up instead of contributing to changes.
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    We're fascists for wanting our elected MEPs to do their jobs?
    No, you're an authoritarian fascist for wanting all MEP's to turn up, fall in line and not question or fight against the regime. You want to make people vote and have a say in things they don't believe in without question and you want them to do as they're told. I think you should go and read 1984 as the ******** you are spouting would quite happily provide us with an additional chapter.
    Brexiters *****ed about the Common Fisheries Policy, and then elected an MEP who either made snarky comments or didn't even turn up instead of contributing to changes.
    Why would you change something you didn't want to exist in the first place? Its a ridiculous notion. He was elected by people who were Eurosceptic and who wanted out.

    The more this world 'progresses' the more I realise that Orwell and Huxley were right. What a totalitarian shithole this world is heading towards.
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    You've made 16 threads about the EU referendum since Thursday evening.

    STOP - it's getting boring, just accept the result.
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    You've made 16 threads about the EU referendum since Thursday evening.

    STOP - it's getting boring, just accept the result.
    Oh sorry, I thought we lived in a democratic society.
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