At the risk of banging on quite a lot about EU propaganda (but there's so much to say!), further to yesterday's post, we reckon that email from the UK Commission office looks pretty embarrassing for EU Communications Commissioner Margot Wallstrom.
Just this week, in response to criticisms about EU propaganda from Swedish think-tank Timbro, she said:
"Timbro blames the Commission for wasting tax-payers’ money on 'propaganda', but the truth is that the EU has no control or influence over the media and no involvement in the national education curricula."
That's not for want of trying, believe us. Sending 600 EU officials a year into schools all over Europe in its "Back to School" programme? Despatching 'specialists' to promote EU policies in universities? Sending literature and 'teaching guides' to teachers?
Margot, this is bordering on a downright lie.