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    Nigel Farage gives BRILLIANT reason why EU reform plans would NEVER work


    "Published on Jan 8, 2018 by BuzzyNews UK

    BREXITEER Nigel Farage explained why plans to reform the European Union would never work – and why Britain was right to vote Leave at the 2016 EU Referendum.

    The pro-Brexit politician said the European Union would not be able to reform because it had lost its only opportunity to do so.

    Mr Farage said the EU had failed to "democratise" and create a relationship with citizens, destroying its chances to be supported by member states like the UK.

    He said: "If you listen to what is being said today by Juncker, by Tajani from the European Parliament, by Tusk from the European Council, and indeed Merkel, Macron – what they are all arguing for is deeper centralisation.

    "Taking yet more power out of the hands of individuals. I think that to argue that the European Union can be reformed, frankly, is like offering fools gold."

    The seasoned British MEP said he had called on the EU to reform but was rebuked in favour of establishing a close monetary union – which included the creation of the common euro currency.

    He added that, while the idea of changing the Brussels system was a "glittery, lovely idea", there was no more chance to reform and that lack of opportunity for change had pushed the British public to vote in favour of breaking off from the institution.

    Speaking to Freie Welt TV, the former Ukip leader continued: "It’s a very glittery, lovely idea but it’s isn’t going to happen. But there are no reforms. No reforms.

    "I’ve been watching this for two and a half decades and there was a moment the EU could have reformed. It was when the former president, Giscard d’Estaing, had his constitutional convention to decide what was the future of the European project.

    "When the big moment to decide came, in 2002/2003, when they were sitting down deciding what’s the future of Europe I said this was the one opportunity to democratise the European project. To try and build a relationship between it and the ordinary voters.



    "They decided ‘no, we want none of that. we will stick with the money method.’ That was the moment it could have been reformed and it wasn’t reformed. And that was why, for us – faced with the end, faced with that choice – we chose Brexit."

    During his annual State of the Union address, EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker called for non-eurozone countries to quickly adopt the single currency in order to establish a new level of unity when Britain leaves the bloc in 2019.

    Mr Juncker pledged technical and financial help for the willing, triggering concerns from influential German MEPs who fear mostly former communist and poorer Eastern countries could be granted leniency during the assessment process to join the eurozone."

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