Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity


The BBCEuropean press review. Some interesting stuff today, including:

“Austria’s Die Presse accuses British Prime Minister Tony Blair of misleading the public in his attack on EU agricultural spending…

“According to the paper, if all public expenditure in the EU is taken into account, agricultural subsidies only account for 1.6%.

“‘So what is the point of Blair’s naive calculation?’ it asks.”

Sadly, Blair’s calculations are usually anything but naive. He’s a devious bastard – which is why he’s such a good politician. A cock, a man worthy of little or no respect, but a good politician. (That last sentence was a bit of a tautology, wasn’t it?) This is why he may just win the argument this time, despite his figures…