Saturday, December 17, 2005
It almost makes you ashamed to be British. Blair has just landed the British taxpayer with another £1 billion a year bill to fund the charade that is the EU budget. And in return? He gets a 'promise' from the French that they will 'review' the CAP in three years time. You can imagine the conversation...
Chirac: “OK, so we are reviewing the CAP”
French Farmers: “Looks fine to us as it is”
Chirac: “OK, it’s reviewed, we kept our promise…”
But that's OK, Gordon Brown will have to cope with that... IDS was ahead of his time. He used to say of Blair "No one believes a word he says". Remember the promise a few months ago that he wouldn't negotiate away Margaret Thatcher's hard-won EU rebate "period"? Chirac must be cracking open the champagne...
Hat tip for the conversation - The Milky Bar Kid on PoliticalBetting.com