I don\’t quite see the logic here M\’Lord Ashdown

Mr Cameron\’s \”asks\” were rejected, not because they were too great – but because it was he who made them. No other British prime minister of recent years would have had difficulty getting this package through. This was Gallic pay-back time for all that unwise Cameron lecturing – and sometimes worse – from the sidelines these last months. I suspect that if he had asked for a cup of tea, Sarkozy would not have lost the opportunity to refuse it. Not a statesmanlike reaction from Sarkozy to be sure; but a human one.

Beneath the tragedy of last Thursday night, lies a deeper and more disturbing fact than Sarkozy\’s pique. Long years of anti-European prejudice from the Tory Eurosceptics, laced with downright insults from their supporting press, have now generated a growing anti-British prejudice in many European capitals, not just Paris.

So, err, they hate us, will not give us what we want simply \’coz we is us and….therefore we should just do what they want.

Eh?

Sounds a bit like being trapped in a bad marriage really: the solution to which is divorce not the doormat position.

9 comments on “I don\’t quite see the logic here M\’Lord Ashdown

  1. “Long years of anti-European prejudice from the Tory Eurosceptics, laced with downright insults from their supporting press, have now generated a growing anti-British prejudice in many European capitals, not just Paris.”

    Oh Paddy, the anti-British prejudice has been going on for hundreds of years – the first ref in Wikipedia is 13th C. !

    You may of course riposte that the 13th C. was a well-known hotbed of “Tory Euroscepticism” – mind you, you would be wrong.

    Alan Douglas

    P.S. As usual ….

  2. Wow, that sort of Paddy diplomacy would have built a very small Empire – not even one as big as the one in Leicester Square.

  3. They are crazy. All of the lib dems are fucked in the head.

    Last week he was claiming that if the UK had joined the Euro then Brown wouldn’t run deficits for ten years. He didn’t explain why; it was enough merely to state it.

  4. “they hate us, will not give us what we want simply ‘coz we is us and….therefore we should just do what they want.” Even given the widest stretch of interpretation, this is not what Paddy Ashdown is saying. His point is specific and clear, and is that David Cameron’s rhetoric has irritated even Britain’s natural allies to the extent that whatever he suggested was going to fail.

    That may or may not be true, but I really don’t think Paddy Ashdown can be attacked for a point he didn’t make.

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