Sunday, 14 March 2010

Baroness Ashton Receives a Tongue-Lashing


Baroness Ashton, pictured above taking a wee break during a meeting of foreign minister in Finland yesterday, has been reprimanded by the Prime Minister and told she was 'letting the UK down'.

She is said to be traumatised (she does look a bit stunned in the photograph I have to say), after Gordon Brown allegedly swore repeatedly at her during a telephone conversation.

Gordon Brown shoehorned this woman into this post knowing full well she didn't have the qualifications or experience. What does he expect? She's an EU placewoman for the labour party, nothing more, nothing less.

Peter Kilfoyle, a one time labour MP, has written a book. The Mail has published a few titbits: 'The snake oil salesmen who hijacked my party'. It contains some fairly bruising accusations and Mr Kilfoyle certainly has a few axes to grind.

Back to the Baroness, who apparently returns to the UK most weekends to be with her family and refuses to take calls after 8pm. Her aides say she prefers "behind the scenes" diplomacy.

I may have to eat my words when I said she will get her own plane. Modom doesn't seem to have made many influential friends in the EU if the bureaucrats say she has become the 'mediocrity everybody loves to hate'.


17 comments:

MekQuarrie said...

Some good points. I did a bit of sniffing when the good Baroness was originally appointed. She's not all bad and may tick a few boxes with some commentators - and ring a few alarms with others. My posting is at http://bit.ly/4sT36g (if you don't mind my shameless plug). Cheers.

Witterings From Witney said...

SR,

Apologies for lowering the tone of your blog, but you may wish to amend the title of this post? You have used, inadvertently, a little of the Anglo-Saxon 'vernacular'!

I'm sick at the thought!

brownlie said...

To lower the tone a bit more, is a tongue-lashing another of the perks she enjoys?

subrosa said...

Mek I don't mind your plug in the least. I think I've read your post but I'll read it again, just to make sure. :)

subrosa said...

Oh dear WFW, is it bad? Should I change it or leave it to show how ignorant I am?

subrosa said...

Brownlie, erm... it's not that bad is it? Oh dearie me.

tris said...

Has the senmile old fool forgotten that it was he who chose her?

He who put her there so that the United States...ooops sorry I should probably say the United Kingdumb, could have hegemony over the foreign policy of the Union...

Well duh Brown, it was only a few weeks ago, 10 crises ago, two dozen or so temper tantrums ago, 12Nokias ago....whatever it is that he uses to mark time...


Makes me laugh that he thinks that SHE is letting the UK down... Has he any idea how HE is viewed around the world...? Why, even the American President can't abide him and wont talk to him...

Thick idiot. Sooner he's gone the better.

Oldrightie said...

There is a belief that our true nature and character appears on our features as we age. I rest my case!

Leg-iron said...

Isn't that picture from Fortean Times? They've published far less unlikely-looking creatures than that.

I suspect the Gorgon is more concerned that she's making the Labour party, and him in particular, look bad.

She can't make them look much worse than they already are!

banned said...

UK got to select the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs as part of the Buggins Turn/horse trading which is how the EU is run. Fake 'baronnes' Cafe Ashtray got selected on us after Mandelson, a Miliband and someone else turned it down. She was fourth choice and everyone with half a brain knew and told beleagured Brown that she had no experience, no mandate and no talent.

Brown, it's your own fault.

subrosa said...

Tris, I think it's a sake of pass the buck don't you.

subrosa said...

I've been told I've aged like fine Scotch OR. That'll do for me. :)

subrosa said...

Oh dear Leg-iron, I couldn't stop laughing for a bit there. At least she's wearing rather a smart jacket for the colds of Finland.

subrosa said...

Well sald banned. But of course he won't believe us.

Crinkly & Ragged Arsed Philosophers said...

Keep it up folks - I believe the inhabitants of the wilderness are raising their low decibel grumbles to that of threatening growls.

It seems to me, wherever your interest take you today - money markets, banking, global, national or local politics and governance their corruption and basic idiocies are becoming apparent and open to our ridicule and rejection.

Keep it up and perhaps not our grandchildren but theirs may win a stage in the war for sense and the civilisation of humanity.

subrosa said...

There's only so much negativity I can tolerate RA before I slump into despair but will do my best to keep going.

Labour just can't produce anything positive no matter how hard I look for it. Just a wee something and I could sing their praises, but alas, I see only a vacuum.

Crinkly & Ragged Arsed Philosophers said...

I've just read the Kilfoyle article Rosa.

How often do we hear or read of these politicians suddenly making sense once they're off the leash of their monthly salary.

The Labour we knew and was worth arguing with has cooked its books and ideology beyond the edible point of fitness for human consumption.

The Westminster democratic quango is beyond life support and just waiting to be announced as brain dead.

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