I like Radoslaw Sikorski, the Polish Foreign Minister. I like his style too – he says it as he says it. He was right too. British Prime Minister, David Cameron has “fucked up” over Europe.
I’ve been away for two weeks and in that time I’ve seen my profound reservations about two of our Prime Ministers justified. Now both David Cameron and Tony Blair are both exposed in their incompetence.
Forgetting Cameron’s blundering appointment, defence and now apology for his ill-considered recruitment of the disgraced phone-tapping ex-editor of the News Of The World, let’s look at his repeated mismanagement of Britain’s role in Europe now that he is almost certainly going to be defeated over his opposition to the appointment, expected today, of Jean-Claude Juncker as the new EU president.
It could have been so different if, here in Britain, our party leaders had spent more time working on improving the EU than hiding from their own Euro-sceptic backbenchers. Politicians have an obligation to explain as well as to represent. Now, Britain’s only main pro-European party, the Liberal-Democrats, is being slaughtered at the polls.
The Polish Foreign Minister Mr Sikorski summed it up the Jean-Claude Juncker affair in that leaked recording: ‘It’s either a very badly thought through move, or, not for the first time a kind of incompetence in European affairs. Remember? He fucked up the fiscal pact. He fucked it up. Simple as that.
‘He is not interested, he does not get it, he believes in the stupid propaganda, he stupidly tries to play the system… his whole strategy of feeding [his Eurosceptic fellow Conservatives] scraps in order to satisfy them is just as I predicted, turning against him.
‘He should have said, fuck off, tried to convince people and isolate [those sceptics]. But he ceded the field to those that are now embarrassing him.’
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COLIN BELL’S PUBLICATIONS:
Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love
Ward Wood Publishing
October 30, 2013
Genius Floored: Uncurtained Window
Soaring Penguin Press
June 15, 2013
Genius Floored: Whispers in Smoke
Soaring Penguin Press
June 6, 2014
Poetry and short story anthology
A Kind Of A Hurricane Press
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The Fib Review
My Fibonacci poetry has appeared in this journal from 2009 until the present
Shot Glass Journal
Muse Pie Press
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Every Day Poets Magazine
Every Day Poets
I have various poems of the day published in this 365 days a year poetry magazine.
In The Night Count The Stars
March 1, 2014
An “uncommon anthology” of images, fragments, stories and poetry.