Monday, June 27, 2005

The Guardian - Interview with British Europe Minister Douglas Alexander - interesting stuff. Assuming, that is, that he actually gets any say whatsoever in British relations with the rest of Europe...

The Dear Leader seems to be rather too hands on to let anyone else get a look-in, the last Europe Minister used primarily as a mouthpiece to deliver news liaible to cause a stir among the sceptics and so draw fire away from Blair. His reward? Being sacked straight after the election and being used as an unofficial government spokesman on various news programmes during the "constitution crisis" when none of the big boys could be bothered to come and play. Will Alexander have any more luck? Well, we've heard little from him so far - and the last month has been one of the most contentious in EU affairs for years...

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