French presidential hopeful has some blunt words for Turkish and EU double standards. Nicholas Dupont-Aignan was interviewed on French TV 2 where he blames Turkey for not following rules set out by the European Union, but still receives billions of dollars from the EU.
Youtube has blocked the video world-wide. but the complete translation of the interview is below.
Anyone who wishes to, may see the original interview video here in French.
When reading the transcript, remember that this is an interview with French Presidential candidate, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, who has also written a book about how the EU and the European left is selling out Europe.
Hello everybody, hello, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan. Hello, Roland Sicard.
Greece decided on new austerity measures last night. Doesn’t it show that despite beautiful speeches like the one by Alexis Tsipras, it is always austerity that can be expected?
If it is austerity, or at least those efforts to introduce it would bring improvement, then why not? But we can see austerity and the efforts that are added to austerity, and Greece is sinking. At the same time, the same EU, the same heads of state are giving €6 billion to Turkey, although that very country cheated on all the rules.
I think that the double standard is profoundly unjust. The 6 billion given to Turkey was not given because of debts. It is because of an agreement signed with the Turks: the Turks will control the refugees within their borders, and Europe gives the 6 billion to help them do just that.
It’s something completely different. Except, it was the Turkish government that allowed about one million people to land on their coasts, on purpose, to destabilize Europe, and it is this same government that is fighting the Kurds, Kurds that are fighting ISIS and who are our allies. It is the same Turkish government that is imprisoning journalists.
In a word: we are faced with an astounding situation, where a country is acting in an ambiguous way, is destabilizing Europe, is blackmailing us in an unprecedented way, and Mrs. Merkel went to slyly negotiate without François Hollande, (The current French leader) and much more than the 6 billion, that we’re going to pay to Turkey so they can fight us in a way. We will — the French government is accepting, for now, “liberalizing” the visas. It means that 80 million Turkish citizens will be able to freely travel in Europe, in the Schengen Area.
It’s unprecedented! There are visas for the Russians, there are visas for the Maghreb, there are border controls — insufficient, and I am, by the way, demanding a national border control, but there we have a huge wave of destabilizing migration, and the French government remained silent. There were some results…
July 1st 2016,Roland Sicard, July 1st 2016 — it will be the “free circulation” for the first time for 80 million Turks, and you know very well that Turkey is the doorway for the jihadis.
It’s true. You know it! It’s the doorway for the jihadis!
However, they had results, because the number of people arriving from Turkey diminished significantly. For the time being! But don’t forget, that there is in this agreement, the principle of “one for one”.
What does it mean?
It means that when the Greeks send one migrant back to Turkey — Europe — our countries, including France will have to accept one refugee coming from Turkey.
Which means that this agreement is an absolute scandal and I’m crying out to French people to fight against this agreement.
I started a petition on my site internet deboutlafrance.fr (France Standing)
If there is a strong mobilization of the French people between now and the July 1st we can exert political pressure.
I’m also demanding a debate in the National Assembly, because what is at stake is truly the balance of our societies, and I don’t know if people do realize to which point the French government was absent and excluded from those negotiations, and worse: it gave in to blackmail! When you give in to blackmail, it’s like another Migratory Munich [refugee crisis in Munich]
We are going to pay for it dearly. and we still have some time. Look at TAFTA —you know, the Transatlantic Tree Trade Area, that I’ve been fighting against for years because it means the end of the good quality French food.
Trade negotiations with the USA. France as a country? For the time being. The elections are getting closer! But it’s better than nothing. Why? Because there’s political pressure.
So I am asking all the politicians, male and female, with conscience, to follow French silent majority. You know, French people are getting it!
More than 80% of French are hostile towards the idea of Turkey joining the EU, and in that agreement also we don’t remind it often enough, an agreement that was negotiated quasi-secretly by Mrs. Merkel, there is the speeding up of the starting over of the negotiations to accept Turkey into the EU. But are we going to continue helplessly, witnessing the situation getting worse?
Will the French people wake up? What would you suggest?
I would suggest trade sanctions against Turkey, after we realized last year that they were allowing the wave of migrants to come in because the human traffickers were never arrested. The proof, look!
As soon as Erdogan is satisfied, he stops the flow, that means that he can control the faucet, and we’re giving in to his blackmail. Well, we could have introduced trade sanctions. By the way, when it’s about Russia, which hasn’t done anything to us, we introduce sanctions, which is absurd!
But when it’s about Turkey, which is blackmailing us, we do nothing! So there were ways of handling it.
On the other hand, I suggested hundreds of times, for years, the reinstating of national borders and the establishment of more complicated European borders.
I also suggested a revision of our foreign policy in Syria, because it is the root of the problem, and then to develop Africa with a real development policy. So I don’t want to panic the population; I’m just saying that the time has come for France to take care of her interests.
You have started your presidential campaign, you are a candidate?
Is this the main axis of your campaign?
It’s not the only one, but a country that has no control over its borders is not a free country anymore. It doesn’t mean to close it completely. It means to choose those who are allowed to arrive in France.
I cannot accept that France has its doors wide open.
We all saw how dramatic it was when EU was being enlarged.
We are be now witnessing how dramatic things are getting when Turkey is joining, but I have other concerns: I’m thinking about social justice, about security, about the restarting of our economy through serious measures to help our SMEs, eliminate the RSI for example [Social Security] introduce and develop small retirement funds, because we’re giving 6 billion to Turkey, but we lower French pensions, and especially the ones that are already small.
Those 6 billion — it’s from Europe not from France.
But France is contributing a lot! Do you know how much we’re giving to the EU every year?
Of the deficit, which means what we’re paying and what we’re never getting?
€8 billion a year! and at the same time we reduce the small pensions, because is de-indexing pensions, because of the inflation, they have to stop making fun of the French people! Order and social justice are possible, and when there’s chaos, there’s injustice.
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Here’s your book: Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, “France lève-toi et marche”[France, get up and go]:
it is a little bit of your electoral program.
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