Thursday, May 26, 2011

If the EU is a full G8 member, why isn't it the G9?

"The European Union, as a full member of the G8, will push for ambitious answers to common challenges at the G8 summit in Deauville from 26-27 May, the EC press service announced" thus raves Focus Information Agency, linked here. ...... But hang on a minute, I count 8 members not including the EU, so if it really were the case that the evil empire was now a full member, would it not then be the G9?

More pointless lies, as ever with the EU! Even its own publication on the matter admits "The EU has the privileges and obligations of membership but does not host/chair summits. It is represented by the Commission and Council Presidents"

"Full Member" Focus Information Agency? A little more focus on the facts, next time please!



Blogger James Higham said...

It's a good point.

10:21 PM  
Blogger strapworld said...

If votes take place, can they vote? and as both presidents attend do they have two or just half each?

Jonathan Swift where are you?

9:33 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

I think they do not get a vote, Strapworld! My guess might however be, that they each have the right to vote but only on matters where they are split and guaranteed to vote one directly against the other, thus neutering them completely - ie situation normal!

Is Van Rompuy the Big-endian! Apparently that has become divorced from Swift and is now something to do with computing. Personally I am a Little-endian and a Swozzler, but I cannot find Ogden Nash's poem on that complaint on line, nor my book of his complete works.

3:36 PM  

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