Trixy has picked up this little number from Mary Honeyball's blog.
Yesterday UKRep, the UK Permanent Representation to the European Union, held their traditional reception to welcome British MEPs to the European Parliament. It was, for me, a deeply depressing experience. Not only were most of the UKIP MEPs present; they were also accompanied by young women in fairly flimsy purple dresses... It brought home to me just how far Britain has moved away from support for EuropeI am not sure what depressed her most. The slow realisation that the people of Britain no longer want to play the great European game, or the fact that the UKIP MEP's were accompanied by attractive women.
It reminds me of a passage in Republican Party Reptile. PJ O'Rourke is looking at some demo out of his window, feeling a little nostalgic about his days demonstrating in the 60's. The crowd outside were uniformly ugly, and the demo was not a success. He then remembered that having young attractive women on your side was a sign that your cause was likely to win.
Here is Ms. Honeyball
Iain Dale joins the chorus of contempt, rightly taking her to task for crap statistics,
"Over a million construction workers are set to work on the site over the next
A million!!! You what?