Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Tuesday June 7, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:26 PM

Blair Insists
EU Treaty Not Dead

From BBC News:

Is it me or have we all been locked in a Monty Python sketch this week? …

Dutch Voter: Hello, I wish to complain about this treaty what I voted for not half an hour ago.

Eurocrat: Oh yes, the EU Constitution. What, uh… what’s wrong with it?

DV: I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it, my lad. Its dead, that’s what’s wrong with it!

E: No, no, uh… what we need now is a period of reflection.

DV: Look matey, I know a dead treaty when I see one, and I’m looking at one right now.

E: No, no it’s not dead, it’s being ratified. Remarkable treaty, the EU Constitution, innit, eh? 300 pages!

DV: The verbosity don’t enter into it, my lad. It’s stone dead. It’s passed on! This treaty is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! It’s a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If the senior politicians hadn’t been ramming it down our throats, it’d be pushing up daisies! It’s off the table. It’s kicked the waste paper basket. It’s in the shredder. It’s shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible! THIS IS AN EX-TREATY!

E: Well, I’d better replace it then. [takes a quick peek around Brussels]

E: Sorry squire, I’ve had a look around Brussels, and uh, we’re right out of treaties.

DV: I see. I see, I get the picture.

E: I’ve got a Charter of Fundamental Rights.

DV: Pray, does it lead us to an increasingly united federation of nation states?

E: Not really.


Jonathan Rowles, Fleet


  1. hehe…did you see the cover of the Economist last week?

    Comment by Margita — Wednesday, June 8, 2005 @ 6:46 PM

  2. “The Europe that died” — with Marat? David was a great artist, but that cover seems rather over-dramatic.

    Comment by m759 — Wednesday, June 8, 2005 @ 11:50 PM

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