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Wednesday, February 09, 2011


European Council President Herman Van Rompuy got another hostile reception at the European Parliament yesterday. Briefing MEPs on last Friday's summit of EU leaders, he did his best to play down the disagreements that dominated the summit.

German Green MEP Rebecca Harms (pictured here with sunflowers) wouldn't have any of that however. Likening Van Rompuy's speech to the statements made by the Politburo, the main decision-making body in the Soviet Union, she said:
No matter how meagre the results are, we always get reports of how smooth everything went. We need more honest declarations which pinpoint the problems.
We'll not pass judgement on whether the USSR bureaucrat swipe is an improvement on the "damp rag" comparison made by UKIP Chief Nigel Farage last year.

But we suspect that briefing MEPs isn't Van Rompuy's favourite activity...

1 comment:

Ray said...

Van Rompuy is an uninspiring, but totally devious proto emperor, who with his secret and underhand connivance will turn the European community into something like a 1920's Russia, before moving it on to become a 1930/1940's Russia. Be aware if you have a European Police Force the next step is a European Secret Police Force, as night follows day.