Thursday, 24 February 2011

Finding the mot juste - then ignoring it.

A rather poor choice of words by Hermann Van Rompuy (That's El Presidente of the EU Council to you, matey) in referring to events in Libya and North Africa:

"The European Union should not be patronising, but should also not shy away from using its political and moral responsibility".

The effect of which is rather spoilt by the continual references to 'the EU's Southern neighbourhood' rather than a term that said southern neighbours might use themselves.

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