Monday, December 19, 2005

Blair's New Friends

The EU MSM confirms that in folding to the French, Germans and Poles, Blair ignored his duties as Brit Prime Minister to buy the votes of foreigners.

BRITS

Daily Telegraph:

Mr Blair has betrayed his word and his electorate. His budget surrender will be hung, albatross-like, around his neck and invoked every time he raises taxes. He will quickly come to rue the day that he embarked for Brussels.

London Times (my ellipsis):

(The Tory leader) said that Mr Blair had set himself three objectives on the budget - to limit its size, ensure fundamental reform of the CAP and keep the British rebate unless reform occurred. "Isn’t it now clear that you failed in every single one?" he asked.


Assorted Eunuchs (my ellipsis):

FRANCE

‘Everyone realized it took a lot of courage from Mr Blair . . . This negotiation shows that Franco-German co-operation was constant at all times and perfect’ President Chirac

(i.e. it was the usual Franco-German sandbagging)

GERMANY
‘The big cloud has been lifted from Europe. This deal is in the European interest’ Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor
(see France)

POLAND
‘I consider myself a young man and I feel young now and all I can say to this is yes, yes, yes!’Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Polish Prime Minister

(OK, Poland gets lots of Brit cash, still, better check his medication. The Brits helped Poland into the EU and they've repaid the favor contemptibly).

SPAIN
‘A good result for Europe and certainly Spain’Pedro Solbes, Spanish Economy Minister

(i.e. Spain keeps feeding off the Brits)

GREECE
“The British presidency deserves praise for its constructive role in a complicated negotiation and for the courage it showed in giving up part of its rebate.”Costas Karamanlis, the Greek Prime Minister

(See Spain)

EU

‘It was a great result for the British presidency. . . What would be the signal to public opinion if we can’t agree on a budget?’José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President

("Public opinion" thinks the EU is broken, and this latest refusal to face reality merely confirms it).