4th July 2012: This morning at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Andrew Brons spoke, under the 'Catch the Eye' procedure, during a debate on The Programme of the Cyprus Presidency*.
"Talking about growth and employment will not be enough to secure them. The single greatest cause of unemployment in Southern Europe is the Euro that is overvalued for them. They do not need to be helped to stay in it; they need to be rescued from it.
"Globalism and trade agreements with emergent economies are destroying our manufacturing bases and throwing European workers out of their jobs.
"The new Presidency refers to the demographic change in the form of ageing populations and mentions the necessary responses to that phenomenon. I wonder what they might be?
"Yes, you've got it! The European Pact on Migration and Asylum - a forward looking and comprehensive immigration policy and better integration of third country nationals of different cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
"The Third World young will be replacement Europeans for unborn European babies. Except that they won't; they will bring the Third World with them and transform parts of Europe into the Third World.
"Distinctive peoples are not the product of distinctive cultures. Distinctive cultures are the product of distinctive peoples."
* The Presidency of the Council changes every six months. The Government of Cyprus became the President of the Council on 1st July 2012 and will remain in that position until 31st December.