A Mischief Of Magpies

If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and a Mischief of Magpies would be as small as a pea.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Blair on Europe: It's not MY fault

The Independent (so read it while you can) that Tony Blair will admit today (he probably has done by now) that he has failed to change attitudes in the UK over the EU.

And then he gets really whiney:

He will blame Britain's Eurosceptic-dominated newspapers for his lack of success changing public opinion.

And which leader of the Labour Party has been pandering to the Eurosceptic press for the past ten years?

I could make some remark here about reaping what you sow, but with the EU standing up for free speech in Europe while the UK government seems determined to abolish it in Britain, I'll simply leave you with the thought that right now Barroso is doing a lot more for Britain than Blair.


At 10:00 pm, Blogger ill man said...

Ah yes, the great balancing trick. How do you sell a sceptical(are we??) public on Europe and the Euro........? Making the kind of noises the Sun and Daily Mail like to hear goes some way towards achieving your goal.

"It's The Sun Wot Won It!!"

At 8:35 pm, Blogger Paul said...

But the fact remains that its the mainland European press that are making an issue of the freedom of speech issues raised by the Jyllands Posten cartoons, and it's the European politicians that are saying that freedom of speech is a European issue and it's the EU that is saying any boycott of Danish goods would be treated as an EU issue.

And what's the British press doing? Avoiding inconvenient facts to avoid having to make a stand while Jack Straw praises them for their "sensitivity."


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