Am back from Brussels after a day which could have been worse. Of course, it could have also been better. Yes, the Irish said NO. No, the Commission, European Council and national governments won't listen.
I overheard TEBAF Margot being interviewed last night and she said the Irish voted no because the No campaign went around telling people that under Lisbon children would be locked up. Which is of course both wrong and ironic because in the Nice campaign irish voters were told if they didn't vote yes, then the children in Eastern Europe who were locked up wouldn't be freed.
This morning Nigel Farage was on his was to do an interview with Sky and saw the potential next president of the European Commission again. He said to her "another referendum result for you to ignore, Margot?". She, of course, has the answers to the 'problem' that only politicians who will get the same money for less work want the feckin' treaty. Can you guess what it is?
The EU are going to fix oil prices. Oh yes, they are.
Oh, yes they are: the proposal is to be debated on Wednesday under the title of "measures to combat rising oil prices".
You fucking what? These people are insane.
Not only is it an utterly insane proposal in and of itself, I thought that the EU was dedicated to fighting climate change: they should be welcoming high fuel prices, should they not? After all, if oil prices are high, people will use less oil: this has to be a good thing if you are concerned about CO2 emissions, surely?
Fucking hell: can we leave yet?