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Date: 2009-03-24 16:22
Subject: it's our home europe
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I haven't seen this yet, so I guess I'm missing the delivery, but today Gordon put on his International Statesman hat again and legged it over to Strasbourg to give a speech at the European Parliament.
I'm amiably pro-European, but it's always pained me the way successive Prime Ministers have tried to locate Britain at the heart of the continent. I've always suspected that, no matter what their stance on Europe, most ministers and Prime Ministers would be just fine with the EU if Britain were running it and Sterling were the Single Currency.
Anyway, so Gordon's standing there in Strasbourg, as reported by the BBC, and he's really quite shamelessly schmoozing the MEPs, and then he comes out with this:
"Today there's no old Europe and no new Europe. We have one Europe and it's our home Europe."
I can't wait to get home and put the news on and find out what tune he sang that to.
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User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-03-24 16:44 (UTC)
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It goes well to the tune of "There's no business like show business!"
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User: hutch0
Date: 2009-03-24 22:31 (UTC)
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*hums* Yep, you're right. Do you think the tune was going through his head as he said that?
I mean, what's wrong with New Labour these days? Love them or loathe them, in the early days they were a slick, mighty machine. These days we get Harriet Harman's gibberish about Sir Fred Goodwin and `We have one Europe and it's our home Europe.'
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-03-24 17:19 (UTC)
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Keyword:Nevada Jenny
It seems every country has its "Bush" to bear.
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Kat: Joe and Barack
User: artykat
Date: 2009-03-24 17:56 (UTC)
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Keyword:Joe and Barack
I loved what you said, and the icon you used to say it!
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User: hutch0
Date: 2009-03-24 22:28 (UTC)
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I think I've mentioned this before, but there's a comedian called Paul Merton who once said that the tragedy of Gordon Brown was that he spent ten years waiting to become Prime Minister, and when he finally did he discovered he was useless at it.
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