Wednesday, July 09, 2008

And on the Seventh day the EU invented breakfast

Jean-Pierre Jouyet, the French Minister for Europe is currently speaking in the Parliament. he has just told us that the signing of the Galileo regulation just now will provide enormous benefits to mankind.
Best of all with Galileo we will at last,
"know where we are on the space time continuum".

Isn't there anything they do not claim credit for?


Vindico said...

That is the funniest thing to come out of the EU. Clearly have aspiration way beyond what even we had thought!!

Anonymous said...

Typical eu political madness, perhaps they could stop paying out for Galilleo and instead spend the money on three atomic bombs one each for the brussells and strasbourg buildings and one for the commission building.

The Amazing Toad said...

Apparently, there are no limits to what the EU achieves. For instance, it is only the existence of the EU which has prevented a war between its members since 1945.

I'm not kidding either;

Look at the scrolling "Did you know that..." section on the left of the page.

I witnessed a debate (Question Time or something like it) where that egregious cow Shirley Williams made that same ludicrous claim, without being challenged. I've lost count of the times I've heard clear falsehoods about the EU's achievements go completely unchallenged on R4 interviews and debates.

There is something worrying about the way in which europhiles go unchecked in making fantastic claims about the EU's achievements. It is worrying because in the event that we ever leave this corrupt and deceitful club, those same people will enjoy having the same platform to make false claims about pitfalls of non-membership.

In this scenario, I envisage claims that every major transport accident, economic downturn, cattle infection or flood, would have been averted had we only remained in the EU.

And just wait and see what happens if Britain's most accomplished liar becomes the first "King of Europe". There will be no end to the bullshit.

Gawain Towler said...

"(In his own schooldays, Winston remembered, in the late fifties, it was only the helicopter that the Party claimed to have invented; a dozen years later, when Julia was at school, it was already claiming the aeroplane; one generation more, and it would be claiming the steam engine.) And when he told her that aeroplanes had been in existence before he was born and long before the Revolution, the fact struck her as totally uninteresting."

Central Scrutiniser said...

But that is the enduring charm of the EU, surely? Up until quite recently it has focussed on wonky fruit, bananas, corn syrup and other stuff that is totally uninteresting to the average citizen. The Raspberry Ice Cream Wars, that charming piece of cartoon strip propaganda for children, sums its achievements up quite nicely.

So why is everyone making such a fuss when it starts getting its teeth into something meaty like defence. European defence capability is an anachronism. The EU may or may not have kept the peace but most of its defence capability is still targetted at itself rather than some external threat.

Now that really is a waste of money!

Gawain Towler said...

It is true, I have been watching the elite Luxembourgois panzer grenadiers (Poujade's own) with increasing concern for a while now