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WATCH: British MEP Brilliantly Skewers Virtue-Signalling Politicians

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By Kieran Corcoran | 3:15 am, October 21, 2016

Virtue-signalling – where you shout about some worthy cause with no intention of acting on it – has become one of the defining features of our political culture.

So it’s refreshing when somebody smashes a hole in the side of it.

Enter Daniel Hannan, a Conservative MEP who was instrumental in winning the intellectual argument for Brexit during the EU Referendum:

Hannan targets virute-signalling culture in his own institution – the European Parilament – where MEPs queue up to sign nice-sounding motions in solidarity with whatever movement is popular that day – then do nothing else about it.

When a fellow MEP tried to end the practice on the basis that it is useless and actually impedes useful legislative activity, his attempts were thwarted, so the merry-go-round continues.

Hannan’s other pursuits have included tearing CNN’s Christiane Amanpour a new one when she tried to foist upon him the narrative that Brexit unleashed waves of racism – a conclusion recently thrown into doubt by a major study.

As with all British MEPs, his time in office is now rather limited – but long may he continue.

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