10th May 2012: This was a speech Andrew Brons had hoped to make during a debate at the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday on the Future of Europe.
Disappointingly, there was only one round of speakers and his name was not put forward. Andrew then tried to make a Catch the Eye contribution but there was not one.
He also tried to ask Joseph Daul, with a blue card question, about why he was concerned about unemployment but was keen to prevent countries from leaving the Euro-Zone, when the over priced Euro (for the Southern countries) was the single most important cause of unemployment.
Had he been given the opportunity, Andrew would have said:
"Carefully chosen words are the favourite device of the persuader. The Future of Europe means, literally, the future of a continent defined by the ancestry of its peoples, its culture and its religion - a continent of which we should be proud. Its future is grim. Its peoples, at least in the West, seem doomed to extinction, together with their creative talents.
"Of course, the President in his address was referring to the Europe of the European Union - whose future deserves to be grim. It is being propped up at everybody's expense but for nobody's benefit - apart from the architects of the Project.
"I am not sure whether the European Union Project as a whole will survive - I hope not - but I am confident that the single currency project will fail. It is not only politically undesirable; it is also economically flawed. Let us hope that it all starts to unravel from then on."