- Tony Blair: “Ich bin leidenschaftlicher Europï¿½er”
Pffft… German always sounds rude. Tony’s a leidenschaftlicher… heh! And it remains nearly as amusing when you find out that translates as “passionate” (according to Babelfish, at any rate – my German’s terrible…)
If you can read the linked article, it’s basically Blair’s pitch to the people of Germany. Sadly, though, it comes across as all “me me me”, not even acknowledging that Germany pays more than everyone, and that that’s unfair too. That’s the way to get ’em onside, Tony old boy. I’d have thought it was obvious.