Daniel Hannan is a writer and journalist, and has been Conservative MEP for South East England since 1999. He speaks French and Spanish and loves Europe, but believes that the EU is making its constituent nations poorer, less democratic and less free. He is the winner of the Bastiat Award for online journalism.
The first sentence of this puff reveals the Filth-O-Graph's indulgent view of members of the charmed circle of celebrity, the political-media nexus which has brought us to Ruin; the Filtho-O-Graph's highest paid hack, of course, is the Mayor of London. "Daniel Hanann is a writer and a journalist......"
It is almost as though "South East England" was Hannan's personal fiefdom, it's purpose merely to augment his earnings from scribbling and bitching -for that is all it is - and to lend the bogus stature of a parliamentarian to his paid opinionising.
Most senior public sector employees are forbidden from moonlighting, even those lacking Hannan's lucrative First Class ticket on the gravy train may not do paid work outside their departments and the Filth-O-Graph would be the first to wax righteous should a Director of Education, say, describe him or herself primarily as a journalist.
With Hannan and Nigel WouldYouPleaseLowerYourVoiceToAShout? Farrage both grandstanding and showboating, with the revolting Kinnocks having milked every centime of expenses and with Mandelstein not only gaily servicing the Russian mafia but flitting, also, from Golden Goodbye compensation package to unelected joint prime ministership you have to wonder just what the fuck is going on there, in the New World Order; that those claiming to be it's sternest, internal critics are it's worst offenders.