Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity


Here’s a prime example of why I drifted away from being Eurosceptic. I mean, who’d want to be associated with someone like this?

This pompous idiot appears as the main pictoral illustration to this article on Der Spiegel’s English language site about the current rebate spat. (Which is actually rather a nice overview, if you haven’t got bored of it already.) But is this how our European cousins really see us? Christ… No wonder they don’t take us seriously in negotiations. This sort of thing really does tend to stop me from having any pride in being British anymore – largely because that kind of ostentatious gloating is entirely against the traditional national character. What a tit. Defending Britain by acting in an entirely un-British manner – and misplacing apostrophes to boot. Nice one.
Update – national identity discussions aplenty at Stumbling and Mumbling.