There has not been many posts on here for a while as I have been away working in Brussels.
I have returned from that small but perfectly formed European city with several bottles of beer, and less commonly, a joke about the European Union. Here goes:
Henry Kissinger famously asked "Who do I call when I want to call Europe?". Knowing this, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton, decided to address this failing when she met Hilary Clinton. At the end of their talk, she handed Hilary her business card. "When you want to call Europe, call me".
A few weeks later Colonel Gadaffi is about to send his troops into Misratah. With the President cool on intervention, Hilary reaches into her handbag and calls Europe. The phone rings - and rings. Then instead of Baroness Ashton's voice, the ansaphone comes on
"For the French position on Libya, please press 1. For the German position on Libya, please press 2. For the United Kingdom's position on Libya, please press 3..............