As I reported earlier this proves the point.
As my press guide tells me, printed this mnorning,
"Signing of the Berlin Declaration by Chancellor Merkel, President Poettering, and President Barroso".
This is scheduled for 10.30 - 1045.
So all the heads of Governemnt from 27 countries have been shipped to Berlin to watch three people sign a worthless piece of paper, two of them German. This is being presented by Merkel's press team as a great triumph for Europe.
What counts as a cock up then?
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