Friday 20 February 2004

Don't mention the war!

I heard a funny story last night from Struan Stevenson MEP. You may recall that last year's EU Intergovernmental Conference ended in failure because the Poles "voted the wrong way". Good for the Poles, I say.

The German reaction was somewhat different. A German diplomat was heard haranguing a Polish colleague with the words: "How could you do this after all that we Germans have done for Poland?"

Where's Basil Fawlty when we need him?