Episode 128: Direct from Brussels, Alasdair Macleod interviews Godfrey Bloom, a member of European Parliament who represents the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP).
Godfrey serves on the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee in Brussels and brings great insight into the bureaucratic nature of political life within the EU parliament. Unashamedly dismissive of the work of these regulators, he believes their intentions are akin to building a concrete airplane.
Alasdair then questions Godfrey about how UKIP could influence economic policy in the United Kingdom if they were to win some seats in future national elections. Godfrey mentions a battle he’d like to see taken up – getting Whitehall to even ponder beyond Keynesian and monetarist economic policies.
This podcast was recorded on the 30 May 2013.