Stop whatever you are doing. This is jaw-dropping.
EU migration chief says forget the ‘political cost’ because we don’t need to be re-elected.
Please see comments by Avramopoulos, 62 who is the European commissioner in charge of the contentious migration issue,
See article here:
“The Commission does not take the blame because it does not care about the political cost,” he said. “The Commission is here for five years to do its job and we did it with vision, responsibility and commitment. Because what is driving us is not to be reelected. That is why for us the political cost means nothing.”
European leaders, he said, should be similarly bold. “This is the message I would send all around Europe: stop thinking about the so-called political cost,” Avramopoulos said.
Give the public outcry that the measures on migration have caused – it looks like it will help drive the Polish government from office – we can probably get to a story that says:
The European Commission “does not care about the political cost” of its handling of the migration crisis because it does not have to face election, one of its top figures has admitted, as he called on national governments to disregard public opinion.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage said in response:
“This unspeakable arrogance is the result of a corrupt political system where unelected EU bureaucrats have power without responsibility or accountability to a national electorate. ‘How can people in power be removed by the people’ is one of Tony Benn’s classical questions about the EU. The EU is unreformable by design – the only way to escape its harmful grasp is to leave.
If some don’t believe the EU wants to kill off national democracy and need evidence, this Commissioner’s comment is like a smoking gun.”