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So, the theatre begins

Posted by Richard Thursday, June 21, 2007 ,


"The citizens of Europe are watching," Merkel told reporters before chairing the "summit's" first session. Now is the time for Europe to end the "inward-looking process" and focus on "the big issues - peace, prosperity and growth."

Meanwhile, outside, UKIP staffers were getting arrested for parading an inflatable bulldozer without a permit (they have inflatable bulldozer permits in Belgium?). The MEPs, as they tend to do in UKIP, walked free.

Graham Watson, Lib-Dim MEP, meanwhile, gave the BBC PM programme a succinct account of what was going on – negotiating a mandate, IGC, draft treaty, etc. He was ignored.

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