A wretched hive of scum and villany

From the latest issue of E!sharp:

‘…”it will be relatively easy for European leaders to get to know the key players of the Obama cabinet and how they operate. Many of them are familiar faces. But the new Washington will continue to be befuddled by the web of national, regional and continental interests that is the Heath Robinson contraption of the EU. As a close foreign policy adviser to Obama put it to me a few months ago: “We like Europe a whole lot more than the Bush crowd. But to be honest when we look at the 25 members…it is 25, isn’t it? [27, actually]…we feel as if we have just been asked to buy a round of drinks in the Star Wars bar.”


3 thoughts on “A wretched hive of scum and villany

  1. Helen D January 27, 2009 / 2:40 pm

    that’s hilarious, I wonder how much further the Star Wars thing can be stretched….


  2. simonlitton January 27, 2009 / 2:53 pm

    Well obviously the UK is Han Solo: cool, detached, willing to get involved as long as it doesn’t end up costing us money.
    So…would that make Ireland Chewbacca?


  3. Helen D January 29, 2009 / 10:56 pm

    I need to get Jim involved in this one – my knowledge is too basic…!


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