European Parliament/1: Beppe Grillo


With Luigi De Magistris and Marco Travaglio, I was invited to the European Parliament by Giulietto Chiesa. We talked about European funding that arrives in Italy, where it goes to and how it is spent. I asked for transparency about the destination of the funding or a block on funding to Italy. The funding is a transaction on behalf of others. We give it to Europe with our taxes and Europe gives back a part. Today I am publishing my initial speech. In the next few days thereíll be the speeches of De Magistris, Travaglio and of the European deputies who were present in the Chamber.

ĒI donít know why I am here. Itís the last chance. I try to do a bit of communication trying to entertain my neighbour, but itís not the situation today judging by your faces.
The problem is that in my country, communication is finished. I come here to beseech you; a big part of criminality and of illegality comes from here, from European funding. I come with a prayer from my heart: donít give any more money to Italy! Do this for our good. Itís like giving finance to Bokassa.
1221 frauds have been discovered, 5 times the European average. We manage to use just 43-44% of this money. But to whom does this money belong? A tiny part of this money is even mine. What route does it take? We give about ten-twelve billion Euro to the European Union and it gives us back about five to ten. This is a sort of laundering of dirty money. Instead of giving and receiving this money, I beseech you, donít give us any more and we wonít give any more to you. We will use the money ourselves trying to do that in a more dignified manner.
The citizens know nothing about these things. If you talk to a citizen of the European Union, they know nothing. They donít know what it is, whether it works. There was an attempt to do a Constitution that Iíve read and I got half a nervous breakdown. No one knows anything. Only that the seats on the bus are 30cm, we know that thereís an ID card for dogs. You do some laws with 26 exceptions. In the Netherlands you can smoke a joint. In Italy you get 4 years in prison. What has Europe become?
We want a bit of clarity about the money. It would be good if instead of passing through the Regions, (that really are associations for crime in our country), that it is monitored through the Internet. The Internet exists, but in Italy, itís almost as though no one knows what it is. There are seventy year old politicians but here there are young people who know how to use the Internet. The Internet is a form of control. You can't rob with the Internet. Put on the Internet all the figures, the steps to pass the money around so that any citizen can check it. Either do that or donít send us any more money.
Prodi, in the Financial Times, replied to the question: How many Romanians have entered Italy? Reply: "Nobody knows". There was a fund of 200 million Euro for welcoming and we have not used it. Thereís no talk of a moratorium. So with this money what do we want to do? Welcome foreigners that can no longer fit or finance the companies to make them stay in Italy?
In Romania there are 22,000 Italian companies that have taken money. This money should have been given to the companies to stay in Italy. I donít want you ever to send us anything more! Now an expert will explain to you where your money lands up. I repeat: You are funding Bokassa.Ē Beppe Grillo

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Beppe sei grande!!!Se ti metti in politica ti assicuri il mio voto.Le tue parole sono verita' sacrosante.
Se qualcuno dice che son c..... si capsice subito di cosa e' fatto
e continua cosi'.........

Posted by: morris | November 21, 2007 09:28 PM


Start a KIOOE campaign....Kick Italy out of Europe!
Italy being part of Europe will only prolong the agony for Italians - Kidding themselves that they are respectable Europeans - we must face reality - we are a corrupt banana republic that needs Berlusconi now to be comletely destroyed - so we can start again - our only hope!

Posted by: Jo Ruggiero | November 19, 2007 10:34 PM

Caro Beppe,

con tanto interesse ho seguito il suo commento nel parlamento europeo. Immagino che si sia riferito anche agli affari dell'olio d'oliva italiano.
Un articolo interessante pubblicato dal giornale americano "The New Yorker" che parla di "Slippery Business" ( ne ť un'esempio perfetto. Per chi non lo abbia ancora letto ed ť consumatore di olio d'oliva consiglio la lettura.

coridali saluti


Posted by: Georg Zierlein | November 19, 2007 06:31 PM

The case of Enrico Mariotti has been mentioned in the European Parliament:

Posted by: ukipwebmaster | November 18, 2007 05:12 PM

It's unbelievable that some citizens are trying to do the job that belongs to well-paid politicians who should do it well in first place.

Those idiots at the government must go away!! Away!!!!!!

Out of there!!!

The Italians must understand that these people are just robbing the Nation blind and on top of it are creating poverty!!!

And Mastella is suing?


Ma vaffanculo!!!!!!!


Wake up and do your job!!!

You overpaid idiot!!!

And if there is somebody there who still thinks that we are just showing our dirty laundry to everybody can go affanculo!

Don't you see that everything is going to shit?

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | November 18, 2007 02:59 PM

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