Daniel Hannan: European Tea Party Movements Becoming Mainstream

Daniel Hannan: European Tea Party Movements Becoming Mainstream

On Breitbart News Saturday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Daniel Hannan, a member of the European Parliament who represents the UK Conservative Party, said that so-called Tea Party movements against the European Union and Brussels are becoming “mainstream” in Europe. 

Speaking to co-hosts Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon live from CPAC, Hannan blasted the so-called “Party of Davos” and said that the “Davos corporatists are at odds with the people in every country.” He said that they are all “indistinguishable” and united in their “distrust of the electorate” and regular people. In many ways, the global elite are not distinguishable from the permanent political class in Washington, D.C. 

What’s worse, according to Hannan, is that there are bureaucratic institutions set up in Europe “where these guys are immune to the ballot box.” He stated that being “pro-market and pro-business” are two “completely different things” and that every big corporation “starts behaving like a nationalized industry.”

Hannan expressed that they all “love regulation because it raises barriers to entry and it disadvantages competitors,” and that they are “all for the European Union” because they have “spent so much lobbying the system that they want to preserve it.” He also said that the global political elite are more pro-business than pro-markets and want to work with government to rig the system against true entrepreneurs. 

“The entrepreneurs are all against the EU,” he said. “The trouble is they are against a blob of corporatists, consultants who are spending tons of money.”

Hannan, who also writes at, said that is why movements against Brussels have become mainstream across the continent. Bannon said that one of the reasons Breitbart News expanded to London was to chronicle the rebellion against the global elite who want to govern from afar without any accountability. 

Breitbart News Saturday can be heard every week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST.