The Curmudgeon


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Decent Wogs

It turns out, much to everyone's surprise, that the British Conservative party has been in favour of Europe all along. As a valued friend of the Conservative leader Lord Ashcroft, and as a representative of one of the less principled parties to the far-right bloc in Europe, William Hague has been doing his best to eat his cake and scoff it in a speech to the Royal United Services Institute. The Institute is a "defence and security" think tank, so Hague criticised the EU for not backing Britain's wars often enough: "the nations of Europe have demonstrated insufficient determination and consistency in the delivery of our foreign policy goals". He also referred to the single market and "enlargement" as the EU's greatest achievements, far outweighing such bureaucratic inconveniences as the law on human rights. Were it not for enlargement, Daveybloke's allies among the Polish Holocaust deniers and the society of Latvian Waffen-SS fans would still be outside the club, and Hague might have had nothing at all to talk about, except possibly the Conservative party's staunch and consistent opposition to the invasion of Iraq, or how jolly good some of the chaps are about women and coloured folk. Someone was tactless enough to ask him about Lord Ashcroft; but Hague, apparently under the impression that Belize is part of the United Kingdom, said he was there to discuss foreign policy.


  • At 8:27 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    Wow, that all sounds so much like "product" or Pentagonspeak or a Dilbert cartoon. It's probably easier to try discussing subatomic particles with a chimpanzee.

  • At 9:19 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    On the other hand, William Hague probably won't try to cuddle you even if you do give him lots of fruit. Unless (possibly) you're very, very rich.


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