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Farage Fined €3,000 for Saying President of European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, has “Charisma of a Damp Rag”; Europe’s Most Dangerous Politicians Revisited

by Mike Shedlock
MISH’S Global Economic Trend Analysis

If you are seeking an amusing yet disconcerting diversion from QE talk, please consider Lawmaker fined about $4,000 for insulting EU chief.

How much does it cost to tell the one of the EU’s top officials he has “the charisma of a damp rag?” About €3,000, or close to $4,000, as a European member of Parliament has discovered.

In 2010, Nigel Farage, an anti-European Union member of the EU Parliament, rose following a speech by Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the European Council. As Van Rompuy listened, Farage, a Briton, added that the former Belgian prime minister came from “pretty much a non-country.”

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