Thursday, June 08, 2006

Nationalism Alive and well in the Parliament!

What joy to see all the virtues of nationalism at work in the recent European Parliamentary football tournament!

National stereotypes abounded as the Germans arrived ridiculously early, complete with a mini marquee, the Italians refused to play the Cypriots with a Greek referee, the Irish got disqualified for having too many foreigners and the English forgot to turn up for their Quarter Final because they were all in the pub watching the real England game!

It was great to see that parliamentary staff forgot about all this pan european identity claptrap and wear their national shirts with pride! Arguments abounded, insults were thrown and at least once, blows exchanged!

Ah, the joys of European integration! Well at least we can rely on sport to bring us all together!

Hairy Canary


Blogger Fortress Europe said...

Ah, Hairy Canary, it's about time you showed up, you slacker! Sitting there in your fancy suit in your fancy office thinking you can leave all the incisive investigative political sleaze to the rest of us. I heard that the British team got in a fight with the Greeks, is that true?

June 08, 2006 11:22 am  
Blogger Fortress Europe said...

Apparently so, there are rumours of a rumpus with the Irish as well!(Thats the Greeks not the Brits!)

June 09, 2006 2:35 pm  

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