Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Dinner at 8...

I am just about to go and watch Andrus Ansip, the Estonian Prime Minister, deliver a lecture at the London School of Economics.

The title of his speech: "The European Union: a Positive View" should be a bit of a wake-up call to those, like the paleo-Conservative Anti-European faction, who believe that the UK will have friends if it continues its dog-in the-manger anti Europeanism.

When even the Uber-Liberal Estonians believe that the EU has some qualified success to report, then surely it is time to speak up for Reform within the EU. It is certainly a lot less negative than the isolationist wackiness that the Tory Primitives and their UKIP allies put forward as the centre of their half-baked policy "platform"

I look forward to hearing more of the PMs views over dinner later...

6 comments:

vaba cymrulane said...

Hope the speech went off better than his aeroplane... Perhaps suggest to him the joys of an independent Cymru (providing that Lembit and Cheeky #1 are not present!). Head isu!

Bishop Hill said...

You should at least wait until you've heard the speech. The title might be sarcastic. ;-)

What do you make of this?

Jens Winton said...

Us? Negative? Perish the thought! Britain first and foremost. Our friends overseas could never be real if they resent us pursuing our own self-interest.

If you agree, I can sign you up for membership!

publius said...

Marcus,

you are a travesty of your pseudonym.

Cicero said...

When Estonian Air breaks down it is never going to be a short delay... they were flying back to Helsinki, first thing.

Meanwhile I am on the Estonian flight to Tallinn tonight.. groan...

Cicero said...

Bishop- Good to see you here- I comment on the need for deregulation in my next piece.

Jens- I absolutely agree that we should pursue our National Interest, but I believe that our interests are best served by staying as members of the EU. :-)