Hans Gert Poettering, one of the nonentities with power in the European Parliament as leader of the EPP/ED Group – yes that includes Conservative party is quoted saying the most extraordinary things.
Only yesterday in the Parliament’s governing Conference of Presidents he is quoted as saying that “I guarantee that every member of my group (and yes that does include you Mssrs Hannan, Heaton Harris, Helmer, Sumburg and Callanan) will remove their name from the Motion of Censure, because I believe in Europe”.
Eh? The logic of this statement is splendid to behold. What I wonder would the Commission have to do to get the fellow to do his job? Take a group of small children and have them blood eagled in the middle of Rond Point Schuman?
“We cannot complain about the Commissioner’s actions because negotiations are very delicate over beeswax subsidies in inner Carpathia!”
Anyhow back to the point, in yesterday’s German press Frankfuter Allegmeine Zeitung our shadow man made a very telling point that dovetails with his belief in Europe. “Europa ist nicht einfact eine Konstruktion der Politik. Europa ist geistiger Lebensraum” , or to my untrained eyes “Europe isn’t just a political construction. It is a spiritual Lebensraum”.
Is it me but does that word come and knock you between the eyes.