Monday, June 06, 2005

It's the euro theatre...

Not sure of the provenance of this gem, it is said to be a letter to the BBC. I searched the BBC site, but no luck. I contacted the person who posted it where I found it on a Pro Audio/Politics email list, and am waiting for a reply.

Any way, here it is. And it's hysterical.

Update: Here's the link:
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Is it me or have we all been locked in a Monty Python sketch this week?
Dutch Voter: Hello, I wish to complain about this treaty what I voted for
not half an hour ago.

Eurocrat: Oh yes, the EU Constitution. What, uh... what's wrong with it?

DV: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. Its dead, that's what's
wrong with it!

E: No, no, uh... what we need now is a period of reflection.

DV: Look matey, I know a dead treaty when I see one, and I'm looking at one
right now.

E: No, no it's not dead, it's being ratified. Remarkable treaty, the EU
Constitution, innit, eh? 300 pages!

DV: The verbosity don't enter into it, my lad.
It's stone dead.
It's passed on!
This treaty is no more!
It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker!
It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace!
If the senior politicians hadn't been ramming it down our throats, it'd
be pushing up daisies! It's off the table. It's kicked the waste paper
basket. It's in the shredder. It's shuffled off its mortal coil, run down
the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible! THIS IS AN EX-TREATY!

E: Well, I'd better replace it then.

[takes a quick peek around Brussels]

E: Sorry squire, I've had a look around Brussels, and uh, we're right out of

DV: I see. I see, I get the picture.

E: I've got a Charter of Fundamental Rights.

DV: Pray, does it lead us to an increasingly united federation of nation

E: Not really.


Jonathan Rowles, Fleet