Feb. 21, 2014,
8 p.m. -
A leader of a movement
for a United States of Europe says that a member of the European
Parliament who opposes his group is closed minded.
Laub, a co-founder of
Stand Up for US of Europe, told
Redding News Review that Morten Messerschmidt, a Danish member
of the European Parliament, does not want to share his country's
"'Lets put the borders up again, lets chase the immigrants,
lets put barriers up again to protect ourselves,'" Laub said of
people who share
"We all know where that is headed," he said.
Messerschmidt has criticized Viviane Reding, vice-president
of the European Commission, who told Cambridge University's law
faculty: "There is a strong case for a true fiscal and
ultimately political union. In my personal view, the eurozone
should become the United States of Europe. Like Winston
Churchill, I believe that the UK will not be part of this, but
it should remain a close ally with the federated eurozone, with
which it would continue to share a common market, a common trade
policy and hopefully a common security agenda."
Messerschmidt has said that those views contradict "with the
people of Europe." He also said he is for wider checks on power
on the unelected members of the European Commission.