Speaking in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Nigel Farage told the Greek Prime Minister to lead the Greek people out of the Eurozone and reclaim the country’s democracy.
In an impassioned speech, the UKIP leader said it was time to “get back control of your country,” adding that the banks would “give you no more.”
He said that Greece should have never joined the euro in the first place, but had been forced to do so by big banks like Goldman Sachs and German arms manufacturers.
“When the bailouts began, they weren’t for the Greek people, those bailouts were to bailout French, German and Italian banks – they haven’t helped you at all ” Farage said to the sound of a loud applause.
“There were threats and bullying, but the Greeks stood firm….they will give you no more these people – they can’t afford to – if they give you more they’ll have to give other Eurozone members more – so your moment has come and frankly if you’ve got the courage you should lead the Greek people out of the Eurozone with your head held high, get back your democracy, get back control of your country, give your people the leadership and the hope that they crave“
Infowars report: The Greek Prime Minister is still planning to strike a deal with creditors before a deadline on Thursday. Speculation is mounting that banks could run out of cash if the impasse continues, followed by civil unrest and riots.
Farage also remarked on what the wider implications of the Greek referendum were for the entire EU.
“The European project is actually beginning to die,” said Farage, adding that the people of Europe have rejected EU federalism time and time again whenever asked.
The UKIP leader said that attempts to make Europeans show allegiance to the flag and anthem of the EU had proven fruitless, noting that the ultimate agenda of a political union had failed.
“The countries of Europe are different – if you try and force together different people or different economies without first seeking the consent of those people it is unlikely to work and the plan has failed,” said Farage, adding that the whole of the Mediterranean now “finds itself in the wrong currency.”
“The continent is now divided from north to south, there is a new Berlin Wall and it’s called the euro,” asserted the UKIP leader.