I have always thought of the Dutch as a fine people, able to speak more languages than anyone else, keen to do business all over the world, friends with all, enemies to none. With the exception of them being too tall for comfort and generally having a football team that is too good, I can't see much to criticise them for.
El Presidente is not of the same opinion.
José Manuel Barroso put the Netherlands under pressure for being indifferent about the EU Constitution.Well perhaps he has a point. Anyone found guilty of indifference over that document should at least be given therapy if not sectioned. Though I doubt thats what he is talking about.
“Once you have signed an agreement you must ratify it as well”, Barroso said to Dutch journalistsI know he used to be a Maoist in his youth but even Barroso can't be this stupid surely. If signing automatically meant ratifying, then surely you wouldn't need both. Problem is that without the need for ratification, a government would effectively be a dictatorship. Its word would be law. Not very "European" is it Jose????