Sarkozy, shocking EU, says France has right to remove Gypsies

Occasionally some Europeans show some actual life. But before reading this cheering story, let us remember that the good news it contains is an exception to the rule, the rule being deliberate European suicide. Businessweek reports:

France defies EU criticism on Gypsy expulsions

BRUSSELS—French President Nicolas Sarkozy upended a European Union summit to defend his own nation’s honor, vowing Thursday to keep clearing out illegal immigrant camps despite accusations that France is being racist and unfairly targets Gypsies….

“I am head of the French state. I cannot let my nation be insulted,” Sarkozy told reporters….

“We will continue to dismantle the illegal camps, whoever is there,” Sarkozy said. “Europe cannot close its eyes to illegal camps.” …

Britain, so often at loggerheads with France over all issues European, backed Sarkozy.

“Members of the Commission have to chose their language carefully as well,” said Cameron, a fellow member of the center-right. He added that “you should, of course have the right to remove people from your country if they are there illegally.”

Reding’s office has said she expressed regret over the wartime comparison, but maintained her threat to take France to court for targeting an ethnic group in the expulsions.

“All heads of state and government said it was profoundly shocking that one would speak in this way, with historical references that were deeply hurtful to the entirety of our compatriots,” Sarkozy said.

“It is an insult, an injury, a humiliation and an outrage,” Sarkozy said.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 20, 2010 09:28 AM | Send

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