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The biggest threat we face...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by artboyusa, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    ...is 'populist rhetoric' and 'false associations', apparently.

    During the discussion that followed, Mr Juncker’s team stressed “the importance of the Commission's continuing to play its coordinating role and sounding the voice of reason to defuse tensions and counter populist rhetoric.”

    They called for “the unconditional rejection of false associations between certain criminal acts, such as the attacks on women in Cologne on New Year's Eve, and the mass influx of refugees.”

    Well, I guess it was either that or admit 'Geez, we really screwed this up and we have no idea what we're doing'.

  2. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    And that's just the extent of what is actually being reported.
  3. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    The European Union.

    Unelected law/regulation makers and enforcers who remain unaccountable and indifferent to their mistakes, their citizens and their countries. Over paid, talentless and wasteful.
    colpee and racroesus like this.
  4. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    The language is vey Stalinist I would say. I don't think it helps them to get across well.
  5. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    But the "populist rhetoric" does scares me ... not a huge amount, but it needs keeping an eye on.
  6. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Very true.
  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Juncker is quite keen on 'big threats'.

    In November it was IS.
    In May he was running scared of Grexit.

    He's a very fearful fellow is Jean-Claude.
  8. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Fearful of any threat to his job and its attendant privileges.
  9. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  10. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    Wait 'till it's halfway through the Chunnel, then dynamite it at both ends!

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