If the recent EU elections revealed anything, it was the degree to which the EU’s political class has succeeded in alienating, boring, and generally irritating large numbers of voters. Under the circumstances, you’d think a little diplomacy might now be called for. You’d think. Well, here’s Wilfred Martens, former Belgian Prime Minister and President of the European People’s Party (the supposedly center-right grouping in the EU’s ‘parliament’ ), on the topic of the high abstention rates recorded in the Eastern European countries that recently signed up for Brussels.
“For the new countries, Europe is too complicated…”
I wonder what the Polish is for ‘patronizing bastard’.