Monday, 2 March 2009

Mad Harman Natural Ant Bacteria Childbirth In EU Giscard's Stool

Lord Elvis and the New Age/New Labour natural childbirth campaign against painless childbirth. Follow the money (and the dogma).

The brouhaha about Fred Thingy's enormous pension is proving to be a successful distraction by The Spawn and his mates since it lets them off the hook for having taken an active part in the whole fuckup.

Mind you, Ms Harman's mad comments about the 'court of public opnion' have tickled the fancies of the blogosphere. I fear the court of public opinion will not judge her and her colleagues kindly if we are allowed a general election.

On which note, Charlie Brooker seems to have woken up to the abusive relationship we have with our politicians and especially New Labour. He realises now that "We're the ants in their garden. The bacteria in their stools."

John Redwood ('Britain - a special relationship with the EU?') recounts an unpleasant encounter with a bunch of German Euroweenies. As far as the Franco-German Ubermeisters of the EU are concerned Britain is most definitely the ant in their garden and the bacteria in their stool: Giscard d'Estaing made this clear recently in an interview in Le Figaro:
Il y a eu des inquiétudes parce qu'on pensait que la diplomatie française se rapprochait du Royaume-Uni au détriment de l'Allemagne. Ce geste va donc dans la bonne direction car l'entente franco-allemande est le socle indispensable de l'Union européenne. On voit bien que le Royaume-Uni ne souhaite pas participer à l'intégration de l'Europe. L'intégration, c'est l'Europe continentale avec, au centre, ce grand ensemble que constituent la France et l'Allemagne. Le couple franco-allemand est la base historique de l'Union. Tout geste politique permettant de le conforter est positif.
Rough translation of main part:
"the Franco-German relationship is the essential foundation of the European Union. It's quite clear that the UK has no desire to participate in European integration. Integration is about continental Europe with the great bond between France and Germany at its core. The Franco-German partnership is the historical base of the Union. Any political move to strengthen that is positive."
Now we know where we stand, don't we? Makes me think more kindly of the late Nicholas Ridley's comments all those years ago. (For those of you of a younger age, he described Monetary Union as "'a German racket designed to take over the whole of Europe' and said that giving up sovereignty to Europe was as bad as giving it up to Adolf Hitler.")

That'll do for the moment.

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