"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

He Who Laughs Last

There's been a "furious" backlash against the EU being granted speaking rights at the UN and the proposal that Britain and France give up their permanent seats on the security council in favour of Cathy Ashton. The majority of MEPs actually voted in favour with British MEPs voting against. Good; I hope the criticism from around the world will put van Rompuy's nose out of joint. I don't think this is entirely unconnected to Hague's Statement on the structure of the diplomatic corps earlier today.

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