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Friday, September 24, 2004

Let the Battle Commence

Kinnock joins Europe campaign Heavy hitters recruited to argue for EU constitution Britain's two outgoing European commissioners, Neil Kinnock and Chris Patten, are to join the board of the pressure group Britain in Europe in a sign that the once demoralised organisation is again attracting political heavy hitters in advance of the referendum on the European constitution expected in 2006. Its nice to see the the armies preparing for battle, but I must say I am less than impressed with BIE's champions. Chris Patten, the man who's finest hour was giving Hong Kong to the communists. He is uniquely positioned however to comment on the transfer of a relatively free people to an undemocratic authoritarian government. Neil Kinnock, the perennial looser, whose job fighting corruption in Brussels was most noted for his sacking of a whistle blower. The man who against all the odds managed to lose the 1992 election. I am prepared to bet that the so called heavy hitters will prove to be a liability to the cause.

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