Watch Euro MP Daniel Hannan explain to Gordon Brown the way things really are. As of today, this is the most popular video in Britain:
“Prime Minister, you cannot carry on for ever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorgement of the unproductive bit. You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt. And when you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we’re ‘well-placed to weather the storm’, I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line,” says Hannan, as Brown smirks.
UPDATE 1: No, of course you won't be seeing this tongue lashing on Campbell Live tonight. No, of course you won't see Simon and the Petrie Dish dissecting (or even reporting on) Topolanek's statement. Of course not. Doesn't fit their "narrative." As Butler Shafferl says:
In times as critical as these, when moral and economic analysis is so badly needed - such as one hears from the likes of Peter Schiff, Ron Paul, and Messrs. Topolanek and Hannan - how do we see the mainstream media responding to this criticism at the EU? On CNN's "Situation Room", one of that network's foreign correspondents, Richard Quest, could do no more than smirk and giggle at such comments. I suspect that, like other members of the lapdog media, the CNN people will fail to understand why the MSM is rapidly collapsing into a black hole.UPDATE 2: The Fairfacts Media Show has followed reaction to the speech going "viral," including a great interview with Hannan and Glenn Beck. And he has this great quote from Hannan hmself, commenting on the tidal wave of reaction:
Breaking the press monopoly is one thing. But the internet has also broken the political monopoly. Ten or even five years ago, when the Minister for Widgets put out a press release, the mere fact of his position guaranteed a measure of coverage. Nowadays, a politician must compel attention by virtue of what he is saying, not his position.
It's all a bit unsettling for professional journalists and politicians. But it's good news for libertarians of every stripe. Lefties have always relied on control, as much of information as of physical resources. Such control is no longer technically feasible.