Brussels runs Belgium

In some ways, it's good to see that Belgium has survived for more than a year without any official government. As one with Libertarian leanings, CF is delighted to have proof so close to hand that a nation can trundle along quite well without a bunch of 'official' troughers. And, as the BBC notes

"Belgium is ticking along nicely. Its economy is growing, exports are up, inward foreign investment has continued, the country's presidency of the European Union in 2010 was deemed a success, and it has contributed to the Nato bombing of Libya."

Not a bad little school report, that. Have some money for some sweeties, Belgium.

However, when you look at the situation a tiny, tiny bit more closely, its actually not mildly amusing, but pretty fucking scary.

Why don't those Belgians need a working government? Well, because:

"..their civil servants are efficient managers .. many powers have already been devolved to Belgium's regional governments .. not to mention the pooling of sovereignty with other members of the eurozone and European Union."

In other words, the country doesn't need a 'real' government because regional 'governments' are keeping the streets swept, civil servants are collecting the speeding fines, and all the real, big, important stuff - you know, money, laws, that kind of thing - has been given away to the fucking EU.

For fucks sake, that's not funny at all, Belgium.

Is that why Cleggy and his boys are so very, very keen on AV? Because AV and most of its the other supposedly 'superior' voting systems generally lead to coalitions? Is that what could have happened in the UK eventually, had the 'Yes' campaign suceeded? A series of weaker, more diverse coalitions, ending with such a fragmented mess that no governing was possible?

And then the EU could do what it's always wanted to do, and make all our laws.

Be afraid...



Captain Haddock said...

Wholeheartedly agree CF ..

But then, Brussels always did run Belgium ..

Ask some of my Flemish friends, who're made to feel like second-class citizens in their own country .. (the indigenous population of UK have much in common with them) ..

Anonymous said...

CF. We haven't got a government either if you think about it.

Everytime this bunch of cunts comes up with a "suggestion" they u-turn on it by the close of play the next business day. In actual fact Shameron may sit in Number 10 but he hasn't done a fucking thing since he got there.

Caratacus said...


Not often I disagree with you Old Horse, but I do on this one.

CallmeDave may look and sound as though he hasn't done a fucking thing since he got there, but in fact he has been a busy little cunt - advancing the cause of his masters in Yurp. Everything that excuse for a man does or says is geared for one thing only: to drag us deeper into the unholy shit that is the EU.

May the Powers of Darkness turn his earoles into arseholes and shit upon his new shirt collar.

analiensaturn said...

So anarchy works and looks like belgium

Anonymous said...

"May the Powers of Darkness turn his earoles into arseholes and shit upon his new shirt collar."

Caratacus, I 150% agree

Angry Exile said...

Same thing in most places. It's another reason why you get the same shit no matter who you vote for and how. The ones actually running things are all unelected and the ones you can elect don't have the balls to change it.

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