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Hearts of stone department

Just been sent a press release by Politics Home on attitudes to a President of Europe.

And quite entertaining it is too, in that it looks like Mr Tony is in this position:

"A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house" Mark 6:4.

And for why?: Only 37% of us want him strutting around being horribly pleased with himself while being fawned over as 'Mr President', whereas 47% would rather it went to a Belgian from central casting, if we have to have an EU president. Fie upon the 16% who could not muster an opinion. One might note that Mr Tony is a good deal more popular than the party he presumably still pays a membership fee to - latest polls put Labour somewhere in the mid 20s. Does this mean that those wandering away from the red corner want the Prince over the Water to come back, or are there individuals so patriotic, so to speak, that they would rather have a British SOB in charge rather than the Belgian from etc etc? Furthermore, if offered the louse or the flea in a forced choice, 57% oped for Blair, 11% for Brown. Presumably the other 32% hastened to the bathroom cabinet in search of paracetamols, razor blades or whatever else might put them out of their misery.

More details on the poll here.

I am hoping that the hyperactive French pollsters will do the decent thing and ask the Plain People of France who they want, which might then give the opportunity for much pointing and laughing.

(As a footnote, I *almost* miss Blair - at least he had a way with words and gave the impression that he knew what he was doing)

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Blogger Croydonian said... 2:51 pm

Erm, very kind of you, if not enormously on topic.

Apparently it is a 'new play set during a West African election'.  



Anonymous Henry L. Gates sr. said... 4:28 pm

I'd prefer an election set during a new West African play.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 4:33 pm

That could be fun, couldn't it?

Mind you, it would have to be the Mahabarata or, stretching then definition of a play, the entire Ring if folk were going to have a sporting chance of voting.  



Blogger Letters From A Tory said... 7:59 am

To be honest, I hardly think Belgium can give many lectures of unity and cohesion, given that their government fell apart in spectacular fashion not that long ago.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:19 am

LFaT- Indeed, but I was using 'Belgian' metaphorically rather than literally.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:06 pm

The 16% who "couldn't muster an opinion" probably in fact said "I hate the whole EU and all its works and want nothing and nobody for president, OUT NOW", or words to that effect.

But there wasn't a box to tick that reflected those kinds of opinions.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 3:18 pm

Maybe - but whenever I am doing a poll I force myself to choose something, /anything/ rather than 'don't know', as being a DK makes one look such a mouth breather.  



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