O’Flynn BLASTS Left-Wing ‘Intolerance’ And ‘Disgraceful’ Eurocrats
UKIP MEP for the East Of England Patrick O’ Flynn has spoken out over left-wing intolerance of different points of view. Speaking to a Committee on Culture and Education in Brussels, O’Flynn said that the way the left behaved was “deeply worrying”:
“There is a deeply troubling trend on the left in politics not to take on competing views in open debate but instead to seek to delegitimise their very expression and render them invisible.
“It must not be allowed to succeed.”
He continued that expressing an opinion “must never” become a crime.
In wide-ranging comments, Mr O’Flynn also branded the attitude of Eurocrats to Brexit a “disgrace”.
He said the European Commission would rather “harm” other European Union member states than be “constructive” in Brexit talks. Launching a blistering attack, he said:
“The commission’s attitude to the wishes of the British people to leave the EU has been a disgrace.
“You would apparently rather harm other European nations by placing trade in peril than meet your own obligations to be constructive.
“If you were truly confident about what the EU has to offer, you would be content to let go an unwilling participant in the process of ever closer union.