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I was just drafting a perplexed story in my head, but this will do. I'm confused by the reactions aroudn the place.

  • What the fuck is with the anti-British bullshit here? Should we be banning all the Brits from ET on the grounds they're anti-European because they're British?

  • How come the people and media who seem to be anti-Federalist seem to be the ones most pissed off that Europe hasn't appointed a Federal President and  Secretary of State?

  • How come people are surprised that, in a Europe dominated by Christian Democrat types we get Christian Democrats, with all their parochial pseudo-religious concerns, appointed to EU positions?

These appointments seem to me to be perfectly normal, low-key appointments for the positions that avoid a lot of the risks that high-key ones would have led to. Tony Blair or another high-key appointment would have been perceived as an executive president in the US or French style, which would have been appalling.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Nov 20th, 2009 at 05:32:41 AM EST

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