That Juncker’s a piss artist isn’t a problem

Jean Claude-Juncker’s drinking habits have been discussed at the highest levels by European leaders who privately have concerns over the lifestyle of the continent’s president-in-waiting, it has emerged.

With David Cameron facing defeat in his attempt to prevent Mr Juncker being confirmed as president of the European Commission, it can be disclosed that a series of allegations about his alcohol consumption have been the subject of top-level talks.

His views, beliefs, career, method of being chosen, the very existence of the job he’s in the running for, all these might be problems. But booze? No, that’s not a problem.

Hell, we beat off the German socialists with a leader who breakfasted on champagne. Quite a good tactic for dealing with Martin Schultz you might think.

8 comments on “That Juncker’s a piss artist isn’t a problem

  1. His views, beliefs, career, method of being chosen, the very existence of the job he’s in the running for, all these might be problems. But booze? No, that’s not a problem.

    We have chosen mediocre leaders with no stains on their record. That has its upside as well as its downside. But the Empire was created by people who liked the odd drink. In between pillaging, looting and the odd bit of rape. Not sure we come off better with the modern lot.

    But this is bad for two reasons. The minor one is that it creates a precedent – everyone who likes the odd drink at breakfast will now have a question mark over them. The major one is that Cameron will lose. He is weak and silly so he deserves to. But where is this influence we were promised? To give up sovereignty to control European foreign policy is one thing. But to give up a pearl beyond price for a mess of pottage is asinine.

  2. In defence of drinking among politicians (part 4) – sometimes they tell the truth:

    Hillary Clinton berated President Barack Obama as ‘incompetent and feckless’ and said he had become ‘a joke’ after having one too many glasses of wine at a reunion dinner last year with friends from college, a new tell-all book reveals.

    ‘When her friends asked Hillary to tell them what she thought — really thought — about the president she had served for four draining years, she lit into Obama with a passion that surprised them all,’ former Newsweek editor Edward Klein writes in his book Blood Feud.

    ‘”The thing with Obama is that he can’t be bothered and there is no hand on the tiller half the time,”‘ Clinton is said to have barked in her boozy rant. ‘That’s the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller.’

    Incompetent and feckless hey? We need more politicians to drink. But in public. Near microphones.

  3. could be worse. he could have two heads, three arms, and a penchant for stealing space ships!

  4. Juncker cannot be drunk with a finger on the nuclear button as long as Cameron and Hollande do not hand over defence to the Eurocrats. He can only ruin our economy while there is still the possibility that Hillary can destroy the whole world.
    Churchill was far from being the only great leader to drink heavily (for instance Alexander was an even more successful war leader than Winnie)

  5. Schulz, by contrast (I learned this only the other day) used to drink so much that his life fell apart, but he got sober and hasn’t touched the stuff for over twenty years.

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