Thursday, September 16, 2010

Your foreign service

EU foreign policy chief Cathy Ashton has announced the appointments of 27 new heads and one deputy head to the EU's new diplomatic service, with the more influential member states securing the better share of the new ambassadorial postings.

The postings are for the EU's new European External Action Service (EEAS), established under the Lisbon treaty, which came into effect last December, in "an effort to give the European Union a strong and unified voice in global affairs and bolster the bloc's influence overseas."

This, of course, is why William Hague is a waste of space. You can't have two foreign secretaries and two different policies – and Ashton is our real foreign secretary. Hague is just the pretend one – and attempt to fool us thar we still have some say in our foreign policy.

And that is why there are no politics any more – just revolution.