Saturday, August 14, 2010

Iceland's application to join the EU a "door bell prank"

Hjörtur J. Guðmundsson has come up with a splendid simile to describe how Iceland's EU application is going back on the island.
"So astonished in fact that Icelandic lawmakers have repeatedly been asked if the EU application delivered by the Icelandic government in 2009 is really serious. Well, quite frankly it isn't. It is a door bell prank. No one really is there when the bell rings and the door is opened."

The only people interested are, as always, a limited group of politicians.

1 comment:

Saint Æthelwine said...

Social Democratic Alliance parliamentarians can see themselves getting their come-uppance, so "let's show I'd like to join the EU so that there will be a well-paid sinecure for me on the Brussels gravy-train as a reward for trying".

Iceland defends its fisheries with gunboats - remember?