According to the Guardian this is a sensible description of Denis McShame was was unt6il last week the disasterous Minister for Europe.
"Others, such as the sacrifice of an able and diligent Minister for Europe weeks before Britain takes over the EU presidency",
Able and diligent...
We must wait and see what the new boy is like. Funny I had to use a cached site because his page is down - I guess they are wrapping him in the blue starry hanky for the occasion.