Catherine Ashton seems to have been made the EU Foreign affairs person, whatever the phrase is. Now, you are wondering who she is. Without James Schneider’s post, I would not know either. Personally, I don’t have as much of a problem with her being unelected: what sort of an EU election would it have been anyway? Indifference piled on indifference, squared, and with a lot of xenophobia thrown in for flavour.
In fact, it reminded me of the very entertaining convolutions that used to go on in 19th century Britain, where Canning, Lords Russell and Melbourne, Peel and Wellington, Derby, Palmerston and all their ilk would manouevre, often with utmost reluctance, around the poisoned chalice of the Premiership, bringing together all sorts of funny coalitions. I actually think it had more of democracy about it, in a weird way, than asking millions of people who have barely heard of Belgium, let alone a man called Van Rompoy.
But what was most interesting about James’s post was what he discovered about why his blog post was so popular. Firstly, least surprising: people don’t know her, and his blogpost helped. Good. Go there if you googled and ended up here instead. What was more amazing was that people were actively searching for “jewish conspiracy”. What the hell is it with conspiracy theorists?
UPDATE: Yes, it is happening here too. Who are all you people?
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