Monday, August 20, 2007

Is the Foreign office being run by ostriches?

It seems I have a theme running through this morning's posts about honesty. mind you, when it comes to the Government it shouldn't be a surprise that honesty often goes out of the window, and I say that about all Government's in general, not just our Labour one. Take for example the proposed new EU Treaty. There is it seems, pretty much no one with the exception of our Government who does not consider the treaty to be the same treaty as before. We now have a group of to-level European politicians, some of which were involved in the original constitution, saying,

"The proposed new treaty and supplementary protocols take over almost all the innovations contained in the constitutional treaty. They only leave aside the symbolic changes which were introduced by the constitutional treaty – such as the title of the treaty or the symbols of the union."
Meanwhile the Government says "Let’s be clear, the Reform Treaty is not the Constitutional Treaty – in form or content." I'm not sure if the spokesman from the Foreign office that said that was actually an ostrich rather than a human being though.

5 comments:

mark williams said...
20 Aug 2007 10:42:00  

Isn't a diplomat a man who is sent abroad to lie for his country? The whole idea of overseas diplomatic missions seems to be throwback to the 19th century? Do we really need a man in Vilnius and all that goes with it? Probably not, but don't expect the FCO to volonteer to save tax payers money. Turkeys don't vote for Christmas.

anthonynorth said...
20 Aug 2007 15:09:00  

There are honest politicians, but you will not find them high up in any Party. It is the nature of political parties that they breed dishonesty.
Maybe it is time to look at the whole nature of political parties, to see if there is an alternative.

Sir James Beiggelschwarz said...
20 Aug 2007 15:18:00  

There is it seems, pretty much no one with the exception of our Government who does not consider the treaty to be the same treaty as before.

I think Guthrum had it right in pointing out why there is no mandate for it.

The Wilted Rose said...
20 Aug 2007 22:11:00  

Well, Dizzy, it's either ostriches or an infinite number of Monkeys...

robin cook said...
21 Aug 2007 07:15:00  

..or another case of lions led by donkeys?


 

dizzythinks.net is a participant in the Amazon Europe S.à.r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.co.uk/Javari.co.uk.