Fainting in Coyles An occasional letter from the
Heart of Euroville
Friday, July 09, 2004
New MEP to scoop top EU post I have to say that I thought that Terry Wynn would get it, but I forgot the wheels within wheels that work in the Parliament.
The telling phrase is hidden at the bottom of the article
"Borrell is being put forward for the parliament's presidency as a German MEP - Martin Schulz - steps into the the chairmanship of the Socialist political group - a job previously held by the Spaniard Enrique Barón Crespo".
So as many things it was a stich up. So the German likened to a prison camp guard puts a complete naif into the most important job in Parliament. Nice. Worse of course is the fact that the the centre right grouping, the EPP/ED have already said they will support whosoever the Socialists put up. So it is a done deal.
Oh yes and in 2 1/2 years a German gets the job as Hans-Gert Poettering slinks into the seat.