- Godfrey Bloom on Feminism, Globalism and the Coming Collapse of the European Union!
with Anthony Wile, http://thedailybell.com/
The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Godfrey Bloom.
Introduction: Godfrey Bloom is a Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and the Humber for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). He was first elected in 2004, and re-elected in 2009. Before becoming an MEP, Bloom worked as a financial economist. In 2004, Bloom’s election to the Yorkshire and the Humber seat was the UKIP’s first seat in the region in the European elections. He is an unusual politician, known for making controversial statements and supporting them unapologetically.
Daily Bell: Give us some background on yourself. You worked as a financial economist? Where?
Godfrey Bloom: City of London.
Daily Bell: When did you decide to join UKIP – and what is it?
Godfrey Bloom: I joined in 1995, I had never been involved in politics but as head of fixed interest investments at a specialist investment company I saw the overwhelming dangers of a common currency in Europe without political reform. At the time nobody seemed to see the danger, whatever they may say now. When a guest lecturer at Cambridge University they thought I was mad.
Daily Bell: Can you give us a short background on UKIP and its leadership?
Godfrey Bloom: A party committed to secession from the European Union and small government. The leader is Nigel Farage, who is also an ex City of London man who understands how markets work.
Daily Bell: What’s your position in it?
Godfrey Bloom: Economics and City of London spokesman. I am also spokesman on employment legislation which so seriously damages small businesses.
Daily Bell: In 2004, you were elected to the Yorkshire and the Humber seat. Please expand.
Godfrey Bloom: When I stood in 2004 we had no money, no infrastructure and no team. We cobbled together a small team and got elected with a staggering vote. We were much more organized in 2009 and the vote increased again.
Daily Bell: Is there such a thing as climate change?
Godfrey Bloom: Yes, indeed. Roman, Minoan Warming, Medieval warming, the little ice age, warming of the 1980s, early 1990s. Indisputable. Climate change is as old as the Earth itself.
Daily Bell: Who are the climate crooks?
Godfrey Bloom: People who pretend climate change is man-made for their own personal profit. The world has not now warmed since 1995 so the hypothesis is obviously flawed. I just wonder how long it will take for politicians to admit it. In renaissance Italy it was two generations before they accepted the Earth went round the sun, in spite of the overwhelming evidence.
Daily Bell: Should the Rainbow Warrior have been bombed?
Godfrey Bloom: Greenpeace operates outside the law and uses intimidation and corporate and political blackmail. It should be sunk but without loss of life.
Daily Bell: You believe the EU to be more and more like Nazi Germany?
Godfrey Bloom: It is an interesting question. I believe it to be economically fascist and bureaucratically based on the Soviet Union.
Daily Bell: Are EU officials fascists, in your opinion?
Godfrey Bloom: I think statist would be a better description, although the economic system is fascist. I do not use the term in a politically pejorative way but as a matter of fact, i.e., control the means of production. The Soviet system owned the means of production.
Daily Bell: Is Britain over-regulated?
Godfrey Bloom: The entire Anglosphere and Western Europe is over-regulated. It has created a rent seeker class of bureaucrats. It will be difficult to dislodge.
Daily Bell: Is England getting less free?
Godfrey Bloom: Freedom is a thing of the past. You can have your children stolen by the state; over 100 agencies can break into your house; 50 percent of GDP is spent by the government. I could go on.