Thursday, 25 March 2010

Hoon Dismissed from NATO

The smiling Geoff Hoon (above) won't be smiling this week.

Apart from being rumbled in the Dispatches programme on Monday and suspended from the Labour party on Tuesday, he was kicked out of his advisory NATO post on Wednesday.

Hoon was one of a group of unpaid experts, led by the former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright, who were drawing up a report on the alliance's new strategy for a summit in Lisbon in November.

"It was the British government that nominated Mr Hoon to be one of the group..." said NATO spokesman James Appathural.

"However, given that it is clear the British government no longer supports Mr Hoon's participation, the secretary general has decided to ask Mr Hoon to end his participation in the group of 12."

Gordon Brown is understood to have contacted Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the NATO leader, saying Hoon no longer had his support.

Gordon's now had his revenge for Hoon's Iraq inquiry evidence and his part in the failed coup. Is it likely the PM could have a word with the chair of Boots on behalf of Ms Hewitt?


Uncle Marvo said...

"Expert"? "Strategy"?

According to Wiki, he's a lawyer.

I know more about defence strategy than he does.

PS Rosie, very well done you and whoever (Lorenzo? The Eye?) yesterday for setting that thing up. Haven't had that much fun in ages!

subrosa said...

Marvo, it was The Eye who organised it and Gotty who did all the work for me. Both deserve my thanks.

It was good fun and I'm sure we'll all take part in another during the election. Maybe the leaders debates? Let's hope they include me anyway. :)

Uncle Marvo said...

A cheer for the Eye and Gotty. Hold on, aren't they the dubious pair who have a web site called "is a something"?

subrosa said...

Auch Marvo they're not dubious. The Eye's blog is All Seeing Eye and Gotty's is G.O.T. or Grumpy Old Twat.

Mind you, perhaps I should give more thought to the description of dubious... ;)

Weekend Yachtsman said...

La vendetta รจ un piatto che va mangiato freddo.

subrosa said...

Very true Yachtsman, and it sounds so much more effective when said in Italian.

banned said...

Once a Hoon, always a Hoon. You might have thought that this one would have had the sense to keep quiet once we had stopped mocking him. Oh no, he had to come back for more.
Suspension from the Labour Party is not enough. Suspension from Parliament & Pension, followed by a lampost is what he deserves.

subrosa said...

You've forgotten all of them will receive a golden handshake to help them 'settle' into civilian life. I find that insulting to all of us banned.

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