Eurocalypse Now with Daniel Hannan

May 24th, 2012 at 1:37 pm by David Farrar

I’m up in Auckland for the Eurocalypse Now debate tonight with high profile British MEP . It is likely to be a very lively debate about the future of Europe, the Euro and the . There are still a few places left, and it is free to attend. Starts 5.30 pm at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. You can register to attend at http://eurocalypsenow.eventbrite.co.nz/.

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14 Responses to “Eurocalypse Now with Daniel Hannan”

  1. DJP6-25 (1,389 comments) says:

    Oh, I’d like to go to that. Will it be online?

    cheers

    David Prosser

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  2. LabourDoesntWork (291 comments) says:

    (Related:) Daniel Hannan: Merkel’s real fear is that an exit from the Euro will be good for Greece
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2145560/Merkels-real-fear-exit-Euro-good-Greece.html

    It seems, therefore, Greece’s exit will be the last thing they will allow to happen. It’s an existential threat to the EU project. One wonders, What doubling-down on EU fascism can they come up with to keep the Fourth Reich going a little longer?

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  3. cows4me (248 comments) says:

    Yeah he is very interesting. There is an interview on Newstalk ZB ( Leighton Smith) .

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  4. Daigotsu (465 comments) says:

    “High profile MEP”

    LOL

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  5. ISeeRed (236 comments) says:

    Echoing David Prosser, if this gets YouTubed or fileshared, please could someone post a link here?

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  6. Luc Hansen (4,573 comments) says:

    Mr Hannan blogs at the Telegraph.

    Not a pleasant read, I’m afraid.

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  7. Daigotsu (465 comments) says:

    I hope the setting of the War Museum causes people to reflect on what happened the LAST time Europe decided Germans would make good leaders of Europe!!!!

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  8. Daigotsu (465 comments) says:

    In 1940 Greece said “NO” to Germany.

    The world is more free because of it.

    They can say no, again.

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  9. James Stephenson (2,223 comments) says:

    Not a pleasant read, I’m afraid.

    Says Luc, which if you’re any kind of right-winger with an interest in European politics is all the recommendation you need to put him on your “must read” list.

    He should be in Westminster.

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  10. Tauhei Notts (1,747 comments) says:

    Daigotsu,’
    It was 28th October 1940.
    The day was a public holiday for many years in Greece.
    But it was Mussolini’s troops that the Greeks said no to, not the Krauts.
    I think the Greeks called it Ochi Day.

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  11. Daigotsu (465 comments) says:

    Tauhei everybody knows that the Italians were just a front for the Germans. Kind of the way it is now. They say it’s “Europe” but it’s really just the Fourth Reich

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  12. LabourDoesntWork (291 comments) says:

    Indeed. It was Greece’s repelling of Mussolini that caused Hitler to send in German troops. That delayed the invasion of Russia for precious weeks, causing a few more problems down the line…

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  13. flipper (4,199 comments) says:

    So… DPF…..

    Where is your report?
    Where is your verdict?

    Enough of the illiterate BS (well, certainly the Planet red melon/Labour BS) above.

    Let us have the REAL oil, David.

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  14. unaha-closp (1,180 comments) says:

    Where is your report?

    Etienne could not attend, pressing affairs of the French State apparently. So they replaced him with a ex-pat pommy, EU affairs specialist, political science lecturer from Canberra. The lecturer spoke supposedly in rebuttal to Daniel Hannan, but wasn’t even slightly committed to defending the euro. Apparently it was short notice, but surely they could have found someone to defend the euro.

    Daniel Hannan pointed out the flaws of the EU and portrayed as inevitable that the EU would collapse under its own hubris. That the euro was crisis was mere a symptom of a wider problem with an over regulated, centralised Europe. That the EU was a undemocratic body that is poisoning the lives of Europe and needs to be pared down to a customs union at most.

    The conclusion of the evening is that the eurozone is doomed or at least going to lose 3 – 5 countries.

    I should have asked what this series of defaults will mean for the viability of European banks, but they only really arrived at this conclusion after questions had closed.

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