Thursday, September 09, 2010

Typical cowardice in Brussels

This sort of thing might be typical of the way in which the UK Government works when in Brussels, and sadly unsurprising.

But that doesn't make it any better, and might just explain that when push comes to shove we have few allies at the top table in the Council of Ministers,
The Czech Republic stayed practically alone with its objections when Great Britain withdrew its own objections. Czechs had no chance to alter the proposal in any way and gave in so as not to worsen its negotiating position in the future, Kalousek said.

"Gnashing our teeth at a moment when the Czech Republic stayed alone and the result was clear, we said we would not break the EU Council's unity because it is quite important for our negotiating position on other topics," Kalousek said.

"Great Britain shared our view until yesterday [Monday] and thus has offered an extraordinary show of pragmatism," he added.
The Czechs diplomatically call it 'pragmatism'. Me I call it cowardice.

HT Open Europe

1 comment:

Dick Puddlecote said...

CZ: The last true liberals in Europe. I'm trotting over there early November to see their easy-going nature first hand.

We could do with sticking with them, one can only assume that our not doing so is due to something Lib Dem shaped.