Brexit: PragerU vs. Reality

Brexit: PragerU vs. Reality

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Hey, what's, up everyone welcome, to my brexit, video alternative. Title, reality. Is often disappointing. The, video we're looking at today is from fake University Prager, you and it's not about why the UK should leave the EU that's, an old hat by now but, Viet voted to leave I've chosen, this one because as soon as the referendum, was over a lot, of talking points from the probe Rex a lot got dropped and exposed as the obvious lies that they were but. This video because it came out after the referendum only. Features the bare bones of the probe brexit side it also asks, bigger questions, like is the EU under my critique or what, does sovereignty, really mean to, top things off it's made by mister brexit himself, for my you keep member Nigel Faraj who, has been doing nothing but agitating. For the UK to leave the EU so, ideally. He should have the best arguments, so, without stalling or endlessly prolonging, what will ultimately be a very painful experience let's, dive into the video. If one big government is bad. Imagine. How much worse two big governments would be but, that's what people living in Europe have to deal with their, own nation's, bloated, government and the. Supranational government, of Europe, now, known as the European Union bureaucracy. Times - how's, that for horosho, well actually you've, no idea it's worse than you think believe me I know, because for 17 years I've represented, South, East England as a member of the European, Parliament the, --use, alleged, body. Okay. Big government and this is actually another reason why I like this video but breaks it so much it becomes pretty clear from the get-go that this video is designed as propaganda, targeting. An American, audience this. Is why the video starts out with the big government talking, point although the dichotomy, of small, versus big government, usually isn't used as a political slogan in Europe it's predominantly, a pejorative in the American, lexicon and, doesn't make much sense in the context, of European governmental. Bodies since, they're pretty much all big by American, standards but, Faraj used the slogan and the less because he wants to paint a picture of an overarching, giant. Bureaucracy wasting. Tax money by shoving papers around that, doesn't really work with the EU though the percentage of the EU s-- annual, budget that goes towards administrative, costs is about 6 percent which, is way less and what other national governments spend comparing. The EU, to any national and governmental body in terms of efficiency is going to end up in a win for the EU because it's way smaller and, fulfills, different functions, now look at the EU scoffs per capita makes this blatantly, obvious the, EU doesn't pay out social, benefits, or any of that which allows it to poor the majority, of its budget directly. Back into its member states with, the biggest chunk going towards furthering, economic, development, if you're curious where the money goes that your country pays in you can just look it up by selecting, a country in the EU s budget at a glance tour or if you want to know how it might affect you directly you can visit what the EU does for me dot EU and, check out what local projects. Have been supported, with EU funds it's, also wrong to think having the EU as a supranational, body, means significantly. More bureaucracy for, its member states let, alone times two for, instance because, of the common market national. Governments don't have to negotiate trade, agreements with one another and because of free travel, there are no Botox checks anymore the big government's, long is put in this video to cause a gut reaction from, an American audience to, view the membership, in the u.s. bad without, having to justify that claim and, you could easily use the same big versus small government dichotomy.

To Justify, any kind of separatist, cause imagine. Having to deal with a city administration, a state, government and a, federal government on top of that bureaucracy, times, three ludicrous. I tell you let's, get Germany back to when we had real freedom as a patchwork of feudal city-states, but, that was just the intro so let's see what nigel Faraj has in store for us I was. Also leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, or UK where, I led Britain's effort to leave the European Union to. Their everlasting, credit, that's, just what happened on June, 23rd, 2016. The United Kingdom left, the European, Union the world knows it as brexit. Just. A minor nitpick and some additional information here it's worth mentioning that Nadja Faraj has left youtube since this video came out out of the party's anti-islam. Fixation, and for cuddling up to racist, fraudster Tommy Robertson, or Andrew. McMaster. Or whatever pseudonym he goes by these days I'm, also not sure why frosh claims the UK left on June 23rd 2016, or why the videos title in the past tense the, UK hasn't left you they just had a non-binding, referendum on, if they should do it but, then again minor. Nitpick. Brexit. Is a statement of national sovereignty don't. Misunderstand me. I like, nations, I like borders, I like the people that live within, those borders making. Their own laws but I don't like it when faceless, bureaucrats, make laws for nations they don't even live, in but. That's what they do in the European, Union imagine. A Belgian, telling a Brit how much he can charge his customers, all the reverse the, EU bureaucrats do, this in a myriad of different ways all day every, day, okay. First, viewpoint, sovereignty. And what sovereignty, actually, means can vary a lot depending on, who you ask but for the sake of argument, let's use, it as a standard for self-governance, so. The question is will, the UK have more self-governance, outside, the EU than, inside well, it definitely will have in some regards. Brushing, aside that there are no EU laws on the books to whom the UK has not agreed there, won't be other nations, involved in the making of laws and regulations, or will they're looking, at the trade talks that have been going on since the referendum it becomes, clear that the former supposed shackles, the UK had a say over will. Be replaced by new ones with, much less leveraging, power on the side of the Brits the, US for instance knows, that the UK is in a weak position at the moment and used that to push for deregulation of British markets and to get rid of consumer protection guidelines, the, most recent example being the u.s. insisted, on lifting UK regulations, on agricultural, goods as part, of a post brexit, trade deal this could also reduce the quality of food for UK citizens, since, local industry might have to lower standards, as well to stay competitive with the US companies, and this is not project, fear it's reality, it's, happening, right now the u.s. - UK ambassador recently. Even felt obliged to publish an op-ed defending, the practice of bleaching chicken meat with chlorine, a practice, that has been banned in the EU since the late 90s, and because, these regulations, are not linked to access to the world's largest trading bloc anymore the, UK doesn't have much to combat these demands how's, that for sovereignty and if the UK wants to continue to sell its goods on the European, market it will still have to abide by EU rules but without having a seat at the table in terms of what those rules actually are or, take immigration, for example which, I know was a hot-button issue prior, to the referendum again. Brushing, aside that the UK already had complete control over outside, EU immigration, and also Asylum policy, it looks like leaving the EU will have the exact opposite, effect of what a lot of brick city has hoped for well, it's safe to say that immigration, from EU countries towards the UK will decline in fact, that is already happening, immigration. From outside EU, countries is rising, at the same time and here's, where we get back to leveraging power countries. Like India or China will, cap or trade agreements with easier access to visas for their citizens something. We are also already seeing regarding. Those faceless bureaucrats. If I want to check who represents, me in the European Parliament for instance I can pretty easily look up not only their faces, but contact, details and parliamentary, activities, but. In all fairness people, from other EU member, states are involved in drafting and passing legislation that, affects the UK but it's not like those laws only a fair the UK they affect the entirety of the EU similar.

To How MPs and British Parliament get to vote on legislation that, not only affects the district they represent, but the rest of the country as well you see it right now with brexit itself Scotland. For instance voted to stay in the EU but now are forced to leave regardless, and sadly. There is nobody like the EU Commission in the UK in which Scotland could veto important, decisions but I don't want to get ahead of myself, it. Is a conspiracy. Of the elites who. Are those elites well they're. A bunch of self-important. Overpaid, social, engineers, with, useless college, degrees who, have never done, a proper day's work in their lives and have no connection, with ordinary decent. People I'll take the, good sense of an Italian farmer, or a French, Baker over the arid intellectualism. Of an EU bureaucrat. Any day. Now. There is much to say here except, that it's trying to frame brexit, as a ordinary people, versus elites issue when, I would say the exact opposite is true, the winners of brexit will be rich people who do to the weak pound will have it way easier snatching, up property in the UK but. Regardless if that prediction turns out to be wrong it's not like Faraj talking point holds much water in the present a 2013. Study on the EU SME piece has found that a number of elected officials who have never been employed outside of politics comes. In at about 10 percent and while I had a hard time finding matching, data for the British Parliament a 2018. Paper by the House of Commons library puts, the number of MPs formerly, working in politics, at seventeen point one percent as of 2015, it's, true however that the EU parliament has a large share of people from the upper categories, of the social space like all Parliament's, really but, there are also exceptions like, from a president, of the European Parliament Martin Schulz who was a bookseller prior to becoming a politician, compare, that to Faraj himself, who, is a former broker definitely. A real job there but, if comrade Faraj wants to make the case how financial, inequality translates. Into political inequality I am all for that power, to the people and all I'd hope that's what he's going for though and this, is kind of unrelated but looking up for hours background, I got curious about some other top brexit yes you know the Vanguard, against the out-of-touch EU elites and what, I found was really entertaining. For instance while Jacob Riis mark was out campaigning in his mid-twenties, driving his mother's mercedes-benz he, took the family nanny with them what, a joke this all is and. I say these things not, as an anti European, I love, Europe it's a fantastic. Exciting. Great continent, different, peoples languages. And cultures, but, these peoples, with their languages and cultures, have effectively, been hijacked, by a giant, ever-expanding, bureaucracy. The, European, Union people. Will say but, isn't there a parliament, a European. Parliament, that represents, the people of Europe well yes but. This body has got no real power it can't make, its own laws, rather, the. Power resides, with the European, Commission they're, unelected. And they can't be removed and that's how absurd the, whole thing is before. We jump into the EU s political system if hijacked. Means they joint off their own will to do so because they benefit from EU membership I would, agree otherwise, it's just a lie really here's. Where we get to the big one the, EU Commission and Parliament, and the Commission has been a target for the leave campaign pretty, much from the get-go portraying. It as a - with which unelected, EU officials, rule, over you citizens, who can't even vote them out of office I don't want to get into too much detail on how you legislation, is drafted but. It is correct that the EU Commission ultimately caused the shots Y, loss can be requested by the Parliament, the European Central, Investment, Bank 25 percent of its member states all the citizens themselves by gathering signatures or, submitting petitions, the, Commission doesn't have to comply with that the, Parliament for instance can't push a law through the Commission no matter how big the support is and, as far as I can see this argument has been one that convinced a lot of people that the EU is ultimately, undemocratic. And strips, its member states of their sovereignty in, my opinion that viewpoint stems, from a fundamental, misunderstanding on, why the Commission exists, in the first place and what might that be, drumrolls. Flees. The. EU Commission exists.

To Protect the sovereignty of its member states for. Instance if a couple of Member States would push for legislation in, Parliament that is to the disadvantage, of another state that, state can just be to the law of AIA its seat in the EU Commission it's true that the members of the Commission aren't elected directly, but, they have about as much democratic, legitimacy as, Minister on a national, level in addition, if the Commission wants to pass something it has to be agreed upon by every state representative. In the EU Parliament, it's not that way Germany. For instance has 99, m EPS proportional. To the number of its citizens, a much, smaller country like Estonia only, has six but, through the Commission it could block legislation it, didn't want to pass this but it's much smaller representation. In the EU Parliament, further, the Commission can only propose laws in areas where the national governments, have unanimously, agreed to allow it put, another way the Commission, can only propose EU, laws in areas where the UK government, has allowed it to do so and naturally. The EU Parliament as well as other stakeholders also, have to approve laws put, forward by the Commission, it's also not true that EU commissioners, can't be removed the, European, Court of Justice as, well as the EU Commission president, can force a member to resign and the EU Parliament can even make the entire Commission resign by a vote of no-confidence, but. Just so you know that, doesn't mean there isn't the case for reforming, the system with for instance letting the Commission president be elected directly, by the people there. Is actually a lot of stuff about the EU that sucks and I'll talk about that a bit later in the video but the sheer idiocy by, Faraj and other brexit ears doesn't, even allow for that kind of nuance. The. European, Parliament meets in Brussels, at least that's. What I thought when I was elected there but, once a month do, you know what happens they, load the contents, of our offices and papers, into, big plastic, trunks. And they, put those trunks on lorries, and they, drive them then he 400, miles down.

Europe's Motorways, to, a French city called Strasbourg, where for, four days the contents, of our office in our papers, are put, into a new office and the, Parliament then sits there twelve, times a year this back and forth happens, and this from an organisation, who say they want to reduce their. Level of carbon. Foot, and this, from an organization. Whose, accounts, have not been given a clean bill of health for the auditors, for, the last 20. Years this. A parliament. It's. More like a traveling circus, now. All of Europe knows that. It's costing nearly. 300. Million euros every year to, move this back and forth from Brussels to Strasbourg, sorry. I have to chime in here folks but with these Prager u videos it's very hard to take everything point by point what, is described yes the Traveling Circus is actually true, although the costs are closer to 114. Million euro annually, according to a recent audit it's, a waste of money that I think should not happen funnily. Enough this, was initially done to save money back, in the 50s, there was no suitable building available, and Luxembourg, the seat of the European Coal, and Steel community, which was the predecessor to the EU so, they picked a spork and were able to use the seat of the European Council to save money since, then a lot has happened and, more at my EU institutions, have been concentrated, in Brussels but France does not want to let go of their only major EU institution, that, said the EU is not a monolith, most MEP s-- actually opposed us and sometimes even boycott, gatherings in Strasbourg, so, we'll, see where it goes I guess but, just to insert a sense of scale here if you take the annual costs, for moving to Strasbourg, and multiply, that times 3 you, roughly have the estimated cost for brexit, according, to a study by the Centre for European reform. Although, these numbers are hard to determine this, estimate falls in line with the ones from officials at the Bank of England and the UBS, group and when I say costs, for brexit, I mean, costs, each week, from, the time of the referendum, to September, 2018, resulting. In roughly 20 billion euros up until that point that's, just the estimate at Lausanne GDP, growth by the way not the money the British government spends directly, be, that as it may I genuinely have no idea why they decided to include the records of the EU score, of audit has at that point in the video this, court doesn't judge what money is spent for but, the reliability, of the financial, records so, this money being spent on moving to Strasbourg, in itself, has no effect on the assessment, for the last few years the, court has judged the records of the EU to be fair and accurate but, also found that more than 2% of payments contain errors, and these, errors usually boil down to stuff like GU funds not being spent according to established guidelines, like awarding and he you found a contract, directly without, holding a proper bidding process and guess, who's responsible, for that it's the member-states in the UK's example, at 2014, Public Accounts Committee criticized. The following over, the last decade, the UK government has secured at least 650, million pounds, and penalties to the European Commission because, of errors and how UK public bodies have spent European Union funds EU, rules and regulations, for spending EU funds are complex, and this in itself contributes, to errors however, UK.

Governments Have chosen to design programs which have added to this complexity, driving. Up the risk of errors and penalties further UK, government departments, have exhibited a distinct lack of urgency in tackling complexity, and reducing the levels of penalties, in cured HM, Treasury has, not done enough to hold departments, to account for spending EU funds nor to encourage learning from the best practice, nor, to lead by example by, improving the quality of information available. On how well you funds are spent in the UK so, much for that now let's listen to what Nigel concludes, from the fact that France is able to block the moving off Parliament to Brussels entirely so. Why isn't it reformed, well, the way the EU is being structured to, change that would. Require changing. The treaties and to, change the treaties would. Need all 28. Member, governments, to agree not to go to Strasbourg, 12 times a year and you know something the French are never going to agree to that because, it's in their economic interests. For, the travelling circus to, go to Strasbourg, that it shows you that, a system of lawmaking, has been devised where, not only can the voters not change anything but, the institutions themselves are, pretty, much incapable. Of reform, now. If you're like me you might get a bit confused, by now because, apparently it's, a big problem for national Faraj that member states can dictate law to other member states which, they can for the record but, it's also bad that every country has the ability to block changes that are not in their interest I'm starting. To think a large portion of EU criticism, by right-wingers, is just in a political, tool and lacks any kind of substance or consistency, but, we're about to be served a real example of supposed you tyranny, so let's listen in. Unfortunately. This is no laughing masa let, me give you an example, my, countrymen, know only too well the. United Kingdom is an island it's surrounded, by the sea and yet as, members of the European Union, we were only allowed to catch, 20%. Of the, fish swimming. In territorial. British, waters what that meant but, tens of thousands of jobs lost in Britain's, coastal, communities as we effectively gave away the. Ability to look after one of our greatest resources, to a bureaucracy based, in Brussels, this. Is the last point Nigel brings up and it's also a very common one but, the way this is framed should make your ears ring from the start really because, of Britain was only allowed to catch 20%. Of the fish swimming in British waters implying. Other EU states take the other 80% there. Wouldn't be any fish left would there it's true however that how much fish Britain is allowed to catch is subject, to a quota negotiated.

On An EU level Britain's, share in this quota is about 30 percent and that is because there's no such thing as a British. Fish that, implication, is a red herring, fish. Fish. Don't respect national boundaries, and depending on the fish and the time of the year they move in and out of British waters in the case of the North Sea herring for example, most, of the juveniles live in the southeast, corner around the German Bight where if the adults tend to congregate around the Shetland Isles prior to spawning, at various sites along the British coast this, is ye you countries strike agreements, on how much each member state can catch it's, also not like it's just thirty percent that Britain gets it depends on the fish really for, example, the UK gets about eighty four percent of the North Sea haddock quota 81, percent of the North Sea monkfish, quota in ninety eight percent of the west of Scotland, Pronk voter but, only four percent of the North Sea spread quota adding. To that these, quotas, are largely based around the agreements, that existed, prior to the EU some. Even date back to the Middle Ages so. Leaving the EU does not mean the UK will have more control over how much fish they can catch they, just opted out of the existing agreement and will ultimately have to strike another one but, wait I hear you say can, the UK just say these, are waters, we will catch how much fish we place and we don't care about other countries they, can just stick to their own waters, theoretically. Speaking that's, possible. But here's where we get to what actually destroyed a significant, part of the British fishing industry, it's called the cod Wars which were a series of disputes, over fishing rights between the UK and Iceland, mostly, they were kicked off by Iceland going see, these waters over there yeah, that's our fishing territory, now, at one point it even escalated, to ships intentionally, ramming into one another British, Fisher boats requiring, protection from the Royal Navy and Iceland, allegedly demanding, the us to send fighter jets and bomb British ships isn't, history amazing. In, the end all these disputes, ended in favour of Iceland, resulting, in thousands of British fishermen becoming, redundant here you might be asking yourself how a nation like Iceland, was able to force a naval superpower, like Britain into submission it, was actually pretty easy for Iceland they just threatened to pull out of NATO and since, Iceland, is placed in the Greenland Iceland, UK gap which was a submarine, warfare choke point during the Cold War the, UK had no choice but to back down one, more thing regarding fishing, rights though it's true that even after the cod was small, fishing businesses that make up the engines of a lot of coastal communities have been declining but this is much more likely down to the fact that the splitting up of the quota which the UK government, is responsible, for is mostly ending in favor of large companies rather than small ones now. Why am I telling you about the cod Wars at the end of this video in, my opinion, this is the perfect showcase why sovereignty. Is such a useless term surrounding the brexit discussion, Britain, isn't an empire anymore they, will have to work with other countries in an increasing, globalised world understanding.

That Is one of the reasons the EU exists, in the first place together. We have a much better chance to make our own rules and, not become prey to other world powers imposing. Their will on to us that's, why the domino, effect at national Faraj predicts, at the end of the video didn't happen I want. Good relations between all the European, nations, I want, prosperous, free, and fair trade between those nations but, I'll be damned if I'm going to give up my rights as a British citizen so, that some yura crack can tell me how, to live I won't, do it and I'm certain, that across, the continent, ultimately, the French and the Italians won't. Put up with it either I'm, Nigel Farage the. Leaf camp seems to have miscalculated, who the dominant power in Europe really is and that this power will do everything to protect its member states and. Trait that being in the you actually means something, for, instance prior to the referendum when, the subject of the Irish border came up as rarely as that happened prominent. Brexit ears seemed pretty confident, to be able to struck a deal with the EU despite its red lines on the issue now, it turns out that the EU won't, throw Ireland under the bus and the UK slowly starts to realise what being outside, the club really means and please, don't get me wrong there, are a lot of aspects, about the EU that are genuinely worth of criticism, we see it right now with the huge opposition to article 13 and if, you're mad about that here's what you can do keep, that anger inside grow, it care, afford like some kind of rage, baby, and then, let it out at the ballot box during the European elections in May here's, a handy breakdown to help you channel that anger besides. That I would even go as far as to say the EU project, will fail if it doesn't find an alternative, to its dysfunctional monetary, policy, setting, up the EU like I would like to have it would not only require changing, several treaties but, also the shift away from neoliberal. Politics and although, movements, are springing up that push for a change like this it remains a gigantic challenge, but, even if the UK will take a significant, swing to the left after leaving the EU it cannot escape the gravitational, influence of Europe 21st. Century socialism. Requires, transnational. Cooperation. Brexit. As a project, of nationalist, Rhee entrenchment, offers. Nothing, to combat the effects of global capitalism, I always, felt like I missed my chance to, make a video about brexit, since I wasn't making videos while the decision was made but. As seen in this video even now the people who push for brexit denied to accept what has become an obvious truth brexit. Was and is, a giant, con it's, a dangerous fantasy that won't solve Britain's problems, and will also make life worse for the average person and the people who pushed for it and remain to push for it despite this reality deserve. To be hounded out of their political careers, for, so willingly deceiving, the people they, are supposed to represent. So. That. Was that what, kind of put me off about making a video on breck said was that the timing always, seemed wrong since there's so much happening and there are new developments every, day and with, brexit, possibly, being postponed, now and labour backing a second referendum who. Knows what will happen maybe, there will really be a sanction, to the side or perhaps I'll have to set up some kind of refugee. Communities. Left Sheba's here on the mainland another. Thing that I couldn't find the right spot for in this video is that non brits who oppose brexit, should keep in mind that a bunch of people didn't vote for brexit, or have since changed their minds with, europe's growing frustration, at brexit I've repeatedly, seen anger over breakfast being expressed, as a sort of casual. Bigotry, and we shouldn't ever let that slide I think that's it for today if you listened to me ramble over the credits you're probably extremely impressed, by the names rolling by luckily, you can get in on the action by becoming a patron via, the link in the description, my, last couple of videos were a light on history unfortunately but, I'm going to make up for it with the next one when, we'll talk about the Crusades how exciting, until. Then let's, just all try to stick it out and I hope to see you the next time have, a good one.

2019-03-14 17:36

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Hey folks. Made a blunder here. While a member state can theoretically use his seat in the commission to "block laws", that job really lies more with the Council since the commission is supposed to act in the common european interest. In addition to that, laws are send to national parliaments and they can reject them aswell, if they think it violates the principle of subsidiarity. This video explains it pretty good: Also big thank you to my Patrons!

Three Arrows do you think you can make a video debunking Milo Y (I forgot how to spell his name but he’s a white, British gay man that seems to view himself as an intellectual) or Ben Shapiro?


The seats in the council are always held by the ministers of the member state governments, one per state (but with weighted voting power). The Council appoints commissioners with the approval of the European Parliament.

I'm still confused. If people in the European commission/council aren't elected, how do they get their positions?

Three Arrows can you please make a video on freedom toons he says some stupid things

Thank you for at least acknowledging in the comments that the Council exists

"there is no such thing as a "British Fish", that implication is a red herring." goddamn I love lame dad jokes...

Three Arrows you’re weilcome

Brexit is freedom


being in the EU was getting rid of one layer of UK rules. because the EU is balanced, money people in the UK didnt like it. so here is the fish and chips guy from Eton, to tell you more about whats good for you.

The fish quotas are a great idea - in Canada, the province of Newfoundland somehow managed to fish every edible species off its coast into extinction in the name of creating jobs (which now obviously no longer exist).

Should the UK leave the EU. It was a simple question. The UK voted to leave, the UK will be free to trade with anyone it wants, you are not allowed to trade globally while in the EU. I am a bit confused why you want people to stay in an increasingly federal political union. Apparently the UK isn't allowed independence like any nation in the world is.

What's your opinion on George Galloway?

I want to vomit every time one of these conservative politicians says "believe me, I know." I want to say, "don't try to gaslight us, you haven't figured this out any more than anyone else."

Love these videos, keep up the good work!

farage, the son of a stockbroker, who's only jobs have been...... being a stockbroker... and..... being a European Member Of Parliament, complains that European Members Of Parliament are out-of-touch elites who have never done a real day's work in their lives

Pager is a media terrorist.

Great video, but 4 demerits for NOT mentioning that Nigel Farage was a British MEP who presumably went to the EU to fight for British interests despite his opposition to the entire enterprise. Now if you've seen his finally point about fisheries then has to mentioned. While there Nigel sat on the EU fisheries council. Guess how often he attended during a term spanning several years...ONCE! What a fucking hack.

And the bearocrats in British parliament have been telling people all over the world how they should and shouldn't buy and sell.

(5'') Does anyone know if the call for sovereignty could be associated to the sovereignty to maintain tax havens should EU ever develop standards for all members to request minimum taxes. Check 'City of London' 'Freeman of the City of London' 'Doomsday Book' 'The Corporation'

This comments section is terrifying


You say that countries join because it benefits them, but most countries newer had a referendum to join. The politicians just decided to join (except denmark and norway, and norway said no)

Isn’t the eu part of the reason Europe hasn’t really been at war with one another since WW2?

+Ester Johannessen"this is a union whose laws overrules countries counstitutions". National parliaments agree to that when they enter. You talk as if the EU is something that is being done TO countries. Those countries are partners in running the EU and they all help write its laws.

+Josefine Nilsson That is right, but this is a union whose laws overrules countries counstitutions. And for a lot of countries the EU stands in oposition to countries independence as stated in most counstitutions. Of course the laws differ from country to country, but this isnt just politicians passing another law.

That is what representative democracy is. You elect politicians to make decisions on your behalf. I don't see how not having referendums means there are no benefits to membership? National parliaments obviously decide to join because they expect their countries to benefit from it.

So he likes nations and borders, yet he dismisses Irish, Scottish and Welsh nationalists as "fake nationalities"?

The UK government isn't bloated. It accomplishes much more than American governments, without much more money.

Their videos are often flawed, but sometimes their content holds a great deal of truth in the cryptic agendas, like all politically motivated informers, including yourself.

what's your opinion on angry foreigner?

Nigel Farage will destroy the EU from within. Respect the will of the people. Sign the UK open petition for a no deal Brexit 364,269 MBGA

It appears to have escaped your notice that when Britain leaves the European Union then so does Nigel Farage. A bit difficult to destroy something from within if you are outside it, wouldn't you say, comrade!

You forget that the EU's funds don't come out of the blue. They come from the member states themselves.

Seeing how orderly your sources are presented below the video makes me happy :)

Nigel farage has very kickable teeth

As my Scottish coworker elegantly put it: "Supporters of Brexit are under the illusion that Britain is still an empire.... or a closet racist"

Eh, for whatever fair points you may have made, tossing shade at Tommy Robinson really is a deal-breaker for me. Whatever bias is tossed in for entertainment in here really isn't for me. Have a good day and good luck on your endeavors. Woosh.

7:30 the European Paliamt can not propose laws, they aren't the ones making the regulations, the European comission is and the lobbists advising it. Many members of the European Commission are former Goldman Sachs Bankers. Also Trade agreement like TTIP or EPA were already terrible, I don't know how you could make them worse

Pro EU propaganda video.

Uhh, you're commenting on a video reviewing PragerU and calling IT the propaganda? Sure mate.

2:40 furthering economic development. I wouldn't call farming subsidies for inefficient French farmers economic development.

after trying to listen to Tim Pool on Joe Rogan's podcast, your voice (of reason) is like a detox session.

Crusade video yes very exciting. I expect a small portion of it to be about Roland being sent home on his shield.

hmm i was actually expecting pragerU to tell me something about "certain foreign elements" that have it to easy to come to britian becuause of the EU which are not combatible with "the culture"

I don't believe in a EU future the way it is developing now, I don't want a European Federation. It is inevitable the EU will go down that path in my view. Some sort of decentralization will be the better way in my opinion. That being said, your videos are great for tempering my natural views, keep it up.

So you want transnational socialism with a powerless parliament. That sounds a lot like a 21st century Soviet Union. The effects of global capitalism on a patchwork of city states doesn't seem so nightmarish in comparison.

good one mate

Nurture it like some sort of RageBaby is now cannon.

Of course PargerU would bring a UKIP dude lol. Their propaganda machine never ceases to amaze me with how disingenuous is it.

"Hi, I'm so and so, and I was a representative of the UK in the EU". "Those faceless bureaucrats deciding things in the EU". Can't have it both ways Nigel.

Pompous response to Farage defense of Brexit is irrelevant. Use your time to address the tyrannical grip that German trade surpluses and immigration policies have on Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Cypriot, and rural French underemployment, unemployment, and culture. Brits are getting out of the EU while the gettin is good.

why does the pragerU video feel like its made for toddlers? like? watching it makes u feel rly rly stupid

How can someone (Nigel) be so ignorant about things necessary to perform his job since most of this info can be easily found anyway?

He's not ignorant. He knows all this. He's intentionally lying.

The British Parliament had a statute in place prior to joining the EU, which stated that never shall any extrinsic body, state, court or institution of any kind, have authority over the British Parliament. It had been in place for hundreds of years, and it was removed as a matter of constitutional procedure before entry to the EEC was possible. Say what you like about PragerU, how the Commission or European Council operates in terms of their treaties of subsidiarity; membership of the EU by definition is a diminution of parliamentary sovereignty where the nation in question joins in a legislative context referred to as the 'multilateral' rules based order and is subject to the bureaucratic procedures of the wider order as a whole.

I don't know what I enjoyed more: the red herring pun or how much you yourself seemed to relish in it. :)) Great video as always, cheers!

Oh my days, you cannot fully understand how much many of us in the UK loathe this bloviating cockwomble. Great analysis as always.

You are an arrogant pedant

Ah, Anti-Freedom video. We live in a Fabian Socialist superstate, funnily enough brought to you by Posh elitist Brit pricks. The EU is another monarchist empire.

The UK is literally one of those monarchies. So you tell me. How much influence do the Royals have on the EU? Europe is mostly republics, I mean, yeah, Spain and Luxuemborg, Belgium, Denmark, but if I'm gonna be honest, I can't name a single living monarch of any country in Europe EXCEPT the UK's. I make no effort, and yet I know the names of multiple members of the royal family. I truly would find it remarkable if other monarchs have any more influence in the EU than the UK royal family. If you're worried about 'monarchists', the EU isn't your enemy. The royals are. And if you're doing 'brexit' to avoid monarchists, well... yep, still baffled by what on earth brexiters want.

+Killua2001 how many Monarchies in the EU, you honestly think these people wield no power and gave everything up?

... What? Monarchist? The hell? From what I can tell, the EU very much resembles the US around the founding of the constitution. The 'public' (land owning white men) only got to vote for the house of representatives. It wasn't a very 'democratic' republic, but you'd be very very hard pressed to describe it as anything but 'a republic'. The UK itself is far, far more monarchist, in principle and practice, than the EU. And I'd bet a good number of the people who support the Monarchy also happen to be pro-Brexit. But I have a different question for you. What do you want? Where do you want a boarder check? Do you want one between North Ireland and Ireland? Do you want one between North Ireland and the rest of the UK? Or do you want none at all? If the first, does that mean you're fine breaking the Good Friday Agreement? Do you think the people of North Ireland would be particularly happy with that? Shouldn't their views matter more since they are, after all, more directly affected. If you want a boarder between North Ireland and the rest of the UK, am I to assume that means you're ok with having UK created goods have to be imported into the UK all within its own territory? Does this also not require effectively ceeding regulatory control over all of North Ireland to the EU anyway? One where the UK would have little input on, unless they, well, violate the good friday agreement. And if you want no hard boarder at all... then.. well... how? Leaving the EU but keeping no boarder requires accepting free movement and staying in the customs union, which means the UK would have dropped their representation for no effective change in what it's required to do. The only alternative to all of that appears to be 'don't leave the EU'. But that leaves me perpetually confused what 'brexiters' actually really want. What is 'brexit', cause as things stand, it looks very much like the UK is going to jump off a very dangerous looking cliff, for no apparent reason.

What do you think about Lexit?

Farage hates the EU so much that he can barely stop himself from trousering their cash, whether he's entitled to it or not. Good stuff, Daniel, thank you.

I believe you are the most insightful person on the internet. Thank you for presenting this article in a well read and thoughtful manner.

I say if the UK wants to leave the EU I don't care. Why the hell is the pragerU vid even targeted at Americans. I don't speak for all Americans but i don't think we as a people care. maybe this political party or that one dose care but i don't think the average American dose.

Brexit, Trump's election, extremist shitshows, and many other idiotic things happening show the weakness of democratic states. People who don't play by the rules and peddle their ideas as facts will always have a good chance of gaining support since they'll always tell you what you what to hear and not the truth. Willfully spreading disinformation in a public sphere should have legal consequences on the platforms helping spread it and especially on the individual doing it. The annoying part is that a lot of companies help in promoting disinformation and they aren't liable, even worse, they oppose any regulations by yelling CENSORSHIP and having their users go bezerk on governments. Look at Article 13 in the EU, all major platforms are crying like crazy against it since it forces them to regulate their platforms against intellectual property theft. Long story short, the governments should fight against disinformation with the law and not just with facts.

The audacity of a millionaire who has styled himself as an 'everyman' calling it a conspiracy of the elites

Can't we all just agree that Brexit will be a good thing overall? Not to the UK. It will basically destroy the UK and quite likely make Scotland leave it and also re-trigger civil war in Ireland. But for the rest of the EU and also the world, it will mean that UK won't be able to strong arm the EU by vetoing environmental issues and all the progressive economic policies the EU tried to implement over the years but failed thanks to the UK and its insistence of being a world power just because it once had an empire it mismanaged into oblivion.

The difference between EU Commissioners and Parliamentary Ministers that you omitted is very important. To become a minister you have to first be elected by the people to parliament and then the government appoints you to a ministerial position. EU Commissioners are never elected by any member of the public.

The Red Herring transition was beautiful

"self important, overpaid, social engineers with useless degrees who have never done a proper days work" *Get this man a mirror*

I would actually be interested in a profound critique of the EU in its current state. It seems like who opposes the nationalist right must be pro-EU regardless of its flaws, but I think this position is very much questionable. I think there are some valid criticisms to be made, especially in the realm of the fiscal policies.

You told a joke! I KNEW you weren't really German!

The most comprehensive challenge to the myth of Brexit I’ve seen. Thanks!

states rights! wait, wut.

90 seconds in, and i'm already in agony.

Tommy Robinson a racist fraudster.... There goes all your credibility in just one sentence. And here I thought that finally a leftie that is capable of forming actual arguments rather than going with the usual personal attacks and strohmanns. But I guess in modern leftist thought researching subjects is not a requirement, you just run with what your social hugbox says.

19:32 your laugh is so cute :3

brexit means bigger government

2:00 you under-educated idiot, the IS a bloated nepotistic bureaucracy. The EU is a kleptocracy. I've worked with EU grants for 3 years and it is my personal experience that most of the money is funneled into the wallets of the political class. In Hungary about 1 in 7 Euros spent by the EU go towards actual projects and the remaining 6 land in the pockets of the crony capitalists. Nigel is absolutely right when he says that the EU is a horrorshow.

The U is short for Unsourced

But but but mu emprie!

Canadian viewer here. We have several layers of government. First is Municipal, then is Provincial (or Territorial for Yukon, NWT and Nunavit), third is federal, and then we still answer to the British Monarchy. Well, British Monarchy and whoever is President south of the border--as I'm not certain if anybody mentioned, the Americans have some political clout in the world. Oh right... and that is without taking into account the Reservations and Treatie locations here with the First Nations people. Though, usually nobody ever gives a crap what First Nations people have to say. I'm Triracial, my Grandfather grew up in Rupert's Land and was in the British Airforce between The Great War and that unnecessary sequel they made to try to cash in on the franchise. My first language is Cree... and if Brexit is looking for sympathy from me, they can find it in the dictionary between shit and syphilis. Every one of their arguments is ridiculous nonsense where they play up ridiculous narratives and play up ridiculous fantasies and wild tales and stories. In the case of "The Travelling Circus" he is literally arguing against a practice that is designed to keep on area of the EU from having all the power--because he is worried that the UK won't have all the power. I say: ADD MORE CITIES to that circuit. Have the Capital be constantly moving throughout the year. By having the Capital mobile, it will not result in a single location gaining more power from it than the others. Literally every one of his arguments he is either making up a fictional story on the spot--or just taking a scary looking graph, scrubbing the information from it--taking a couple columns and keeping the title. Seriously... I mean... my fucking gog.

What is a fake university? How far do you have to live in leftist thought to believe that all rights and institutions exist by the will of the all-mighty state?

Mr. Faranges' description of an "elite" ironically sounds like a description of himself.

4:31 What do you mean non-binding? In my ballot paper it said "the government will implement what you decide".

19:30 tbh that was too good of a pun to left out.

Hey at least they triggered the libs, right?... That was.. Worth it?

People who debunk this regular shoveled garbage from PragurU are a godsend to the people. I'm getting really sick of this right-wing nutjob propaganda.

"I'll take the good sense of an Italian farmer or a French baker over the arid intellectualism of an EU Bureaucrat any day." Not even 5 minutes prior, "Believe me-I know, because for seventeen years, I've represented South East England as a member of the European Parliament, the EU's legislative body." I have to admit, he does make a compelling argument there.

I realize you had to do tons of research to make this video. No wonder left tube can't churn out as many short, attention grabbing videos as right tube. Also fuck right tube

Wow... The parallel between “big and small government” made at the beginning of this made me realize something: The conservative rhetoric behind Brexit mirrors Republican “big government is bad” rhetoric, only applied to entire countries rather than “sovereign states.” With that framework it’s no wonder far-right conservatives and extremists hate the EU so much. You would think the success of the United States (emphasis on the word “United”) would wizen them up to the whole “stronger together” idea. Oh well; they are nothing if not tenacious in defending their beliefs, misguided though they are. And if an economic superpower like Britain is having this much trouble negotiating its leaving the EU, a political body which has only existed for a matter of decades... I just... I’m gonna laugh REALLY hard the next time Texas starts in again with their whole “we’ll secede from the US” bulls@&$.

"21st Century Socialism, requires trans-national cooperation" Which is required to fight "Global Capitalism" 1. What is 21st century Socialism and how does it compare to previous attempts? 2. Why does 21st century Socialism *require* trans-nationalism? 3. What is Global Capitalism and how is it different from Capitalism? 4. Why is 21st century Socialism better or worse than Global Capitalism? 5. Why does Global Capitalism *need* to be replaced at all? 6. How is trans-nationalism not just the modern version of imperialist colonialism but with the explicit goal of erasing the affected nations and cultures in favor of a new overarching nation and culture? I hope one of these questions spawns a video response.

PragerU in itself is a horror show.

This video is like a breath of fresh air. More people need to see this especially now when fake news and propaganda has reached new levels. Thank you for posting something about Brexit. It was long overdue.

I still can't forget the first pragerU video I've ever seen. A targeted add in which dennis talks about how kids these days aren't as willing to drown puppies as the older generation, and that we need to return to good christian values so that more people would be fine with drowning a puppy. That shit was weird, yo.

Welcome back Arrows senpai

Excellent video thanks! :)

Isn't rabble rousing for a referendum the core of democracy though?

Red herring *groan*. Personally I hope I never hear the word brexit ever ever again but we all know that for the next decade whichever government is in they will be able to blame anything and everything on brexit. Homelessness BREXIT. Inflation BREXIT. Weak pound BREXIT. Haemerroids BREXIT. Stepped in some dogshit BREXIT. *sighs* Well the people have spoken and we live in a democracy so that is that hopefully.

Farage's arguments *should be* wholly unconvincing to any and all Americans considering that what he is describing is what we literally have here. A Belgian telling a Brit how much they can charge? sounds like a Texan telling a New Yorker just the same. Two big governments? That is literally federalism and our system of governance. Freedom of movement, trade, etc? That's instilled in our constitution.

I'm sorry, I just can't stand looking at Nigel Farage for 26 minutes. You guys go on without me

Love when I'm trying to get conservative american's to my side by disparaging the american concept of federalism, lol.

The big upside to Brexit, from my point of view, is that it makes US politics seem slightly less dysfunctional in comparison. We still have it worse, but at least someone else is in the same ballpark.

Is it possible that in the Evolutionary Meta-Niches, Red Herrings are having a population boom?

I rolled my eyes so hard at that red herring pun LOL


ugh I didn't realise I'd have to look at nigel farage so much when I clicked this

Damn my boy did a pun

I got accepted into NASA as soon as I showed them my PragerU degree

Nigel is speaking to American audiences. He said fries instead of chips. And then he slipped up and said lorry instead of truck. Most Americans don't know what a lorry is.

Also, the EU Commission president is appointed by the European Council (which contains heads of state that are elected by people or appointed) and is elected by the European Parliament (which is elected by the people). So, Nigel is, unsurprisingly, wrong.

I support Cobyn and given what happened to Greece when they attempted to break with capitalist dogma, i'm glad we're leaving. A Corbyn government would offer solutions that the EU would just obstruct. Tony Benn was always opposed to the EU too and just saw it as a neo liberal project and he understood that internationalism and "trans-national cooperation" are simply not one and the same thing.

I think you should edit and reupload the video before the majority share of the internet that dont read things starts blaming you for shit.

what (american)

Common European sense? So much for cultures since the E.u gets to decide what other countries do. They actually make laws. No they are smal says the maggot narrating 3 arrows

+Joe Morrell They would have been stuck between third world and poverty.

+brinbrin62 62200 Was your father alive during WW2?

Question for you... When the EU was forming, what would have happened to a country like Malta (who is almost entirely dependant on foreign trade to survive) if they had not joined? Economically speaking, what would the repercussions have been?

In the UK, the far-left is largely against the EU as they think it is too capitalist. Jeremy Corbyn, the most left-wing leader of the Labour party in 40 years, has been against the EU his whole political career, and only campaigned for Remain (half-heartedly) because of pressure from the more moderate elements of his party. Governments of EU member states range from democratic socialist to very right-wing. The EU isn't forcing countries to be left wing or right wing, that's for the voters of those countries to decide.

+ThobiWan The idea of liberal free market democracy is dead -businesses being run like small dictator countries have seen to that. There are now two solutions to move forward. Socialism or barbarism.

You did pretty well up until advertising for International Socialism and fighting capitalism as the great goal for Europe. I very much you're wrong about that being the goal for Europe. The idea of millions of people slaughtered in your socialist wet dream, is a nightmare for any sane person. I really hope you're wrong, but you've made me somewhat scared of the EU now. Whatever happened to dream of the free market in common liberal democracy?!

Hey Three Arrows! just wanted to ask if you could do a video on your idea of 21st century socialism, and EU solutions?

I have a question. In the end of the video you state that you fight for Socialism, but this seems to me the biggest problem with the EU. Socialism and economic system, in addition to article 13. Those are my top 3 problems and the reason I am praying (metaphorically, Atheist here) for the EU to be destroyed.

The European Union is doomed to eventually fail. Brexit is good. UK showed the way. I'd be honored it be my country, France, to go next, or my father's homeland, Italy.

Thomas Jess yes, I saw that one but I was hoping for another one on another topic

+Imani Scott He did make one video about Ben Shapiro's video on gun control.

You can't imagine how rich it is to hear a British politician talk about "sovereignty" as someone from one of the British Overseas Territories.

He hates the European Union so much that he spent his whole career trying to work for it?

Ironic that Nigel will call the EU a circus, while being the ring master of the biggest circus in Europe.

19:17 how much is the fish exactly?

souvereignty is being ruled over. it is NOT about freedom. just about the squabbles between tyrants.

_"Britain isn't an empire any more"_ Careful. You'll find the the average brexiteer is physiologically incapable of hearing those words. They are physically missing the ear and brain tissue required to hear the words/understand the concept.

Still, the EU is a neoliberal organisation created to promote free-market capitalism throughout Europe. As a Spaniard I know the damage the EU has done in here. First, prior to joining, one of our prerequisites was an ‘industrial reorganisation’. What did this mean? The rape of the Spanish industrial heartland and the massacre of its agriculture so it could not compete with French or German products. Thousands of businesses were privatised and millions of livestock were killed, the agricultural land being sold off to major landowners. We went from being an emerging industrial powerhouse to being the bathroom of Europe, where they just come to drink, party and stain our streets with vomit. We depend on tourism, and when the crisis came, we were hit hard. The EU forces privatisations and major budget cuts in the interests of the unfair and unjust loans owed to major banks. It is a way of making sure Europe stays as a free market paradise for capitalists. Now, it is forcing the privatisation of our public transport, our trains. Coincidentally, SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Ferre) and Deutsche Bahn are interested in this new opportunity to expand their markets. To add insult to injury, the EU supports a federal Spain, broken up by bourgeois nationalists and it is unwilling to aid us in recovering our occupied territories in Gibraltar (which serves as a military base for Great Britain, as a smuggler base for tobacco and as a way to steal Spanish waters for fishing, living and patrolling). The EU serves the interests of big industrialists and big bankers, it is a bourgeois structure which must be dismantled. I am not against European cooperation but I am against an alliance of European bourgeois.

I really do like your content but, I think it should be mentioned that the eu is making brexit as punishing and unpleasant for the Brits as possible hence making any economic or sovereign benefit negligible, . Brussels is making an example of England so as to discourage any such behaviour from other eu member states.

Nigel Farage is about as in touch with the common working man, as my grandmother is up-to-speed about the latest internet meme. The same can be said about many other politicians, though, so I guess he fits right in.

as if the french economy depends on a couple of lorry rides. ridiculous. if you care so much about fishlaw, stay away from faroer then. or africa. don't get me started on africa. 1. yeah the whole brussel/strasbourg situation is BS. 2. why you still have paper in your office? these days you just take your laptop and pick up business the next morning no matter where in the world. improve on efficiency. more BS...don't wanna write anymore. you covered much, great job, great analysis. wish more people would watch this. I hope the UK have fun finding their place inbetween the EU, the US, INDIA, CHINA, and let scotland go, because they would like to rejoin.

when you call "chips" "fries", you know it's shilling for the US mindset.

STAHP IT! You're making too much sense!

Not everyone who voted for Brexit is racist, but every racist voted for Brexit.

Farage was recently refused a German passport, trying to use his brother in law's address in Hamburg...

20% of the fish in British waters is a colossal amount and completely unsustainable.

Comment section is awful, when will you all grow up?

Farage hardly actually ever represented the UK IN THE EU. HE NEVER TURNED UP UNLESS THE CAMERAS WERE ON.

I absoultely hate this bastard of a man. He does'nt care about the people, hes just another rich conservative snob

8:18 ooooooooffff course

Typical, another salty kraut angry because Deutschland has lost a slice of it's European empire. Britain will be the first to leave, but it won't be the last.

You have to understand that a unified Europe is America's biggest fear. It's saddening how our glorious continent won't realize it.

If you've ever been to Strassbourg I think you'd say Parliament should stay there. Far better building.

To be fair, Farage seems to be talking about civil servants. The stupid part is that he think social engineering is a bad thing. If civil servants weren't around your laws would be worse. They would be based less on research and more on political whim making countries more susceptible to fascism.

The E.U wants an Army. Typical leftist filth coming from 3 arrows

So this moron argues about carbon emission from that "circus" and lately propagates ovefishing?

Farage doesn't give a shit about carbon emissions. He just sees an opportunity for a cheap jab 'Oh, you care about the environment? Why do you keep doing stuff then? Why don't you like in a cave like a true eco-warrior?'


Thank you for making this video xx

You forgot about the "European Army." It's purpose and and who's going to pay for it if we already have NATO. BTW, shouldn't the EU exist as just an economy block (well, check with Greece and Italy - more arguments), looks like it has became not just a political and now going to be a military block as well?

+Cory Fice and @Nathaniel Claw. As an EU citizen, it will be your own money through taxes that is going into NATO and now an EU Army as well yes? Perhaps you can create money from your own ass? - No one is stopping you to pay more taxes

+Nathaniel Claw He doesn't have a point he's just talking out of his ass.

+Leon You do know every nato country also spends their own money on nato right? In fact they are to increase it to 2% as the new rule, so what is your point?

+ProfessorEGadd oh nothing wrong at all, as long as you're willing to fund the formation and maintenance of your EU army

NATO is US-led. Is there anything wrong with a mutual self-defence clause like NATO's, but without the US in charge?

This video doesn't debunk anything, Your video just says "yes they are correct but i don't like it whaaa"

Ragebaby- three arrows 2019

I hate Farage and Prageru, but I have to admit that "Eurocrat" is a pretty good pun

'Anger is a gift' - RATM

Brexit is a giant con. PragerU is a con. What is wrong with so many people?

Be Scottish. Vote for Scottish independence in 2014, lose by 5%. Vote for SNP at 2015 general election, SNP win over 50% of the vote, win all but 1 of Scottish seats. Vote for SNP at 2016 Scottish elections, get 46% of the constituency vote. Vote to REMAIN in 2016 brexit referendum, Scotland votes 62% to REMAIN. UK vote loses by 1.8%. Now be a very angry Scottish person. Now look ahead and see that the UK government is just going to rest its foot on Scotlands neck for the next 10 years, they need do nothing more. Be Scottish, hear talk of DEMOCRACY and REPRESENTATION from the brexiteers. Of supra national organisations that crush small members. Be very, very, very angry Scottish.

The attacks of Farage has made the EU more united.

Why do the presenters on these Prager Poo vids come across as so smarmy?

Ah yes. Good old nationalism. It teaches you to be proud of things you haven't done and hate people you've never met. The UK is quickly becoming an autocracy like Hungary , USA and Poland. It's very unpleasant to watch. The UK is the biggest monolithic, centralised country in Europe. It has an archaic voting system in which you have to vote for party who you don't want so party you don't want can't get in. That's not democracy. That's Hobson's choice. Twittering on about sovereignty and how undemocratic the EU is, is the kettle calling the pot black. And while the government is doing the hokey cokey with EU membership and wallowing in delusions of economic grandeur, the UK will remain economically divided and in a permanent state of misery because of the government's economic and political agenda which has not changed since membership of the EU and will not change after leaving. Referendums are just a political tool politicians use to put a stamp of popular legitimacy on something the government intends to do anyway. Look at how many the UK and EU have already had! The total neglect of manufacturing and over-development of the financial sector is what has destroyed the UK not the EU. Brexit will just facilitate the financial sector to carry on regardless. Obviously, the EU trying to legislate regulation of the banking system to stop them being run like casinos and oblige multinational corporations to honor their fiscal obligations does not sit well with the government's plans to attract businesses by making the UK a tax haven free-for-all. That is the reason behind Brexit. Financial gombeenism. The value of sterling has fallen already 30% since the banking crash in 2008 which was created by the subprime mortgages scandal in UK,  USA and Ireland. Look at the facts: UK has the most regionally unbalanced economy in Europe. Productivity is on its arse, with stagnant wages, endless fiscal deficits and austerity measures as a result. The deindustrialised areas of Britain are trapped with a pathetic  infrastructure, low investment and skills. Added to that is miserable investment in R&D which means that UK cannot make enough goods and services that the rest of the world wants to buy anyway. Real economic  growth comes from technologies. That's why Finland, German  and the other Scandinavians are doing so well. All the big plans the government is twittering on about  cannot be realised without innovation. The pathetic attempts to stimulate innovation through business tax reductions and making UK a profitable place to do business does not cut the mustard.  Of course,  bad habits are hard to break.  Endless low interest rates and quantitative easing has rocketed the amount of personal debt to 147%  and exacerbated the situation. The incompetence in handling fiscal policy by cutting spending in 2010 instead of increasing its deficit has destroyed productive capacity and made households between £4000 and £13000 worse off. Not to mention the misery, hunger, homelessness  and even death the spending cuts have caused to the poorest members of society. Leaving the EU is not going to change anything. It's time for the UK government get of it's high horse and take a long hard look at itself. Or at least come clean about it's TRUE intentions behind leaving the EU. So the government wants to leave.  Then do so, without making such a song and dance about it.  Behaving like a petulant child is not the answer.  It's undignified and embarrassing.

Prager U: The largest example of how to make an argument of nothing but logical fallacies and disingenuous arguments.

Brexit helps only, CHINA, USA and other competing countries! Britain will suffer, enormous!

A german supporting the fourth european reich, how surprising...

Hilariously sad the Britain just assured itself to cease to be the most powerful European country in the long term. Alienating your neighboring countries and ensuring that trade with you is more difficult than alternative partners is not a recipe for success.

Farange should be arrested for Treason and executed.

Can you imagine a state having 2 governments? Like having it's own state government then an overarching federal government on top of that? What a concept! I can't even fathom who would think of something like that. Something something state's rights.

PragerU. The blog that thinks its a University. Nigel Farage. The idiot who thought he was a Politician.

Excellent take down, the hypocrisy in this world maddens me

NIgel Farage's "arguments" before the Brexit vote were to appeal to people's emotions, not a reasoned analysis, which were proved to be simply wrong and amounted to scaremongering.The post Brexit mayhem has him hiding his face in UK, having no idea how to proceed post Brexit and reduced to selling his services to fake "think tank"s like PragerU.

a literal """red herring"""

Wait wait wait. Didn't England's voters choose to leave the EU? Wasn't it their decision? I don't think they were hypnotized and voted against their own will. I thought this video glibly glossed over that. The actual vote. Am I wrong? I'm open to the possibility that I am.

Brilliant video. It's always fun to point out that Farage as a member of the European Parliament fisheries commitee attended 1 out of 42 meetings to further British fishing interests.

Thanks for showing Farage as the conman he is.

The problem is not the "right" propaganda, i see the problem in cherry pick and lies about the sources and "facts"

if big gov sucks why would you want two big gov? moral of story big gov sucks vote tax cuts for the rich

its funny because americans already live under two governments

I know there’s no way you’re going to read this, let alone respond, but I had a quick question. I’m an American, and despite you being a (German I think) I still feel like I can connect to and understand your videos. My questions is, what is your target audience? Do you have a more European focus, a universal one, or are your videos just so well made that they resonate with everyone?

What is 21st Century Socialism?

The question is, does Farage know all this or not? If he doesn't, he's incompetent; if he does, he's dishonest.

You make it really hard to give that thumbs up sometimes, Three Arrows. Knowing I'm going to have to stomach a bunch of crapola clips from PragerU. It's like, yeah the roller coaster was fun, but I feel queasy nonetheless. Thumbs up.

I'm British so by this point the word sovereignty is hilarious to me. Just the best joke you could tell.

Facts are irrelevant when you have an agenda to serve.

Thanks for the quip about "whatever he calls himself these days" right after calling himself the only other thing he ever called himself then a random name immediately afterwards. Such a statement is the clearest display that you are not arguing in a place where good rules of logic or addressing real concerns matter. Saved me lots of wasted minutes there. So many that I even had time to thank you for saving me time.

I feel like Three Arrows' arguments come down to 'gotchas'. He never fulling explains his arguments, he just tries to poke holes in his opponents. That's fine, I guess, but it doesn't show he has a good grasp of the topic. He just does research on what other have said and if anything doesn't line up to the letter, he makes a video saying he's debunked and proven his opponents wrong. Pseudo intellectual is thrown around a lot, but I think it fits him perfectly. For a better understanding of brexit and how it will effect Britain, I'd suggest looking into Sargon's Videos on it. vxcaxweRZYM

As an American, from and within America, I know my opinion is automatically more advanced than most other countries, so I'll weigh in and say that Brexit is a bad idea, because look what happened to the Southern US when they tried to leave that Union. They turned racist and lost their educations. That's right, shocking I know. I'm surprised more people have not made this obvious connection, particularly more Americans (though they can be know it all sometimes, I don't even think they know what they're talking about, but they're so far from self aware it's scary).

Wouldn't it be pretty ironic, if the UK broke appart, because Scotland wants to stay in the EU?

Well your reality that is, which is fueled by drugs and leftest propaganda

NF. The giant douche canoe who ran away from doing the hard work of negotiating out of the EU to maintain the fantasy that nothing will ever ever be his fault.

I wonder how much my country gives to the EU? (Note: I'm in the US.) Also, as an American, I actually am really interested in the idea of the EU. It seems like how America went from a union of thirteen states to the big country it is now. I hope something similar happens with the EU, especially as the options are a) become the United States of Europe, b) stay sucking up to my country (to be fair, we treat you better than, say, we treated the Phillipines or Latin America, but that could easily change) or c) switch from working to the US to working for Russia/China.

This video has changed my mind. I now want to remain.

For those of you who may of forgotten, almost half of us in the UK and probably more by now (seeing as one of the most popular search terms AFTER the referendum was "what is the EU?"), did not want to leave the EU. We are going to live through some real consequences and financial/social burdens for the statistically lower educated populations questionable views on sovereignty. So please remember that bashing those of us in the UK all with same brush is uncalled for. The real comedy is, when we do inevitably stabilise after this error of societal ignorance, largely off the backs of the most vulnerable in a way that makes the current austerity look like a holiday, you will have some Brexiters pop up and shout "See, told you we would be fine!" Not like we could of just avoided all this by, oh I don't know, staying in the EU

Question: Someone pointed out how the EU is basically united under the equivalent of the American Articles of Confederation, not an actual full Constitution?

Yes. There was an attempt to give the EU a constitution which was however vetoed per referendum by France.


I like Nigel a lot and I think Brexit could’ve been done good but it’s been horribly botched

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