Europe's greatest living democrat tells it like it is to Europe's MEPS, and they don't like it one bit!!! This speech is the most important one made anywhere in the world this year. Europe could still be saved from bureaucratic Soviet-style oblivion, but only if Klaus and a tiny few number of judges in Germany succeed in stopping the process.
The world without a democratic Europe will be a far more dangerous place. Klaus has the wisdom to know it and the strength to say so. Out of all Europe's politicians he is almost alone in being able and willing to do that. I hope that people in the future look back and listen to this speech. If Europe goes into a dark age, people need to know that good people were trying to stop it from happening, and the human spirit will thereby more easily survive the coming concentration of total power into too few, too selfish and too greedy hands.
See how MEPs become millionaires in just one Parliament HERE.
The reaction of MEPS is described by Bruno Waterfield in The Daily Telelgraph In MEPs Boo Call For Free Speech And EU Debate
Many Euro-MPs booed or walked out as the Czech president appealed for a real debate over the meaning of Europe and the European Union.
"The most important task is to make sure that debate over problems is not silenced as an attack on the very idea of European integration. We have always believed that being allowed to discuss such serious issues, being heard, defending everyone's right to present a different that "the only correct opinion - no matter how much may disagree with it - is at the very core of democracy," he said.
"Since there is no European demos - and no European nation - this defect can not be solved by strengthening the role of the European Parliament."
Shocking stuff here in conformist Brussels, home to the mindless MEP.
Avril Doyle, a particularly fine example of Euro-MP mindset attacked President Klaus, her voice trembling, for trying to influence a second Irish referendum (update I now hear from parliament staff that she was objecting to leaflets not the speech) .
Debate is a "recipe for chaos in our corridors", she screeched.
"Please ensure that the bureau (the parliament's administration) does not allow it to happen again."
See Avril Doyle blubbering against free speech in the video below, after hearing Vaclav Klaus' speech.
Ireland, are you proud?
UPDATE - One character enjoyed the Vaclav Klaus show immensely, my old mate who got me into a pile of trouble in my UKIP days in 2001! All in the best of causes, of course. Hear Nigel Farage MEP -