Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Modom's Travel Solution




Baroness Ashton of Upholland is having problems getting around. She has found herself seeking lifts from EU foreign ministers and air forces.

As that will never do for the EU's top diplomat, Baronness Ashton has come up with an idea - her own plane.

"I am very conscious of the imagery that surrounds this, but it is very difficult, without question," she said. Really? What about other people who have to travel great distances out of necessity?

One EU diplomat said, "If they give her a plane then Jose Manuel Barroso, the European Commission President, will want one. And if they give Barroso one, then Herman can Rompuy, the European Council President will want one, or they will try to commandeer hers."

Lady Ashton has time to keep a travel diary:

Tuesday Had to cadge a lift to Haiti. The Spanish Air Force were taking in an aid flight so they let me on board. Couldn’t take me back, so had to book a commercial flight

Friday Went from Port-au-Prince to Paris to see Bernard Kouchner, the French Foreign Minister, who offered to give me lift to Córdoba in Spain for the EU foreign ministers’ meeting. No room for the staff, who had to fly to Madrid and take the train to Córdoba



22 comments:

Surreptitious Evil said...

:) Ah, the trappings of power as they accrue to Communists.

Witterings From Witney said...

I suppose you could call the idea 'plane stupid'? Sorry!

Still waiting for the Directive that renames all national airlines EU Air!

Apogee said...

And the new EU tax will be to pay for this rubbish! One could possibly ask a simple question.
What reason does she have flying round the world like this? Not enough to keep her busy in the office?

scunnert said...

This could save the European aircraft manufacturing industry - every EU senior official entitled to their own plane,

It's all about saving jobs!

CrazyDaisy said...

This is going to end horribly, it's only a matter of time.

WTF has the World come to when unelected buffoons such as this comandeer our lives and taxes.

Now where was that Freeman website again? I'm persuaded more than ever that this may be the way forward......

OMG I despair!

CD

subrosa said...

Aye Evil, this is just the beginning. They'll be a fleet of personal jets before long.

Apogee said...

And what about all the co2 her aircraft will be releasing all over the world, on totally useless trips and which we will be paying for in carbon taxes as well as paying for the fuel.
Of course, for our wee trips,don't take your car, take the bus.
But taking the bus costs me more than taking the car.
I have really got the message now, all this save the planet malarky is to allow our lords and masters to take ALL our money so THEY can live high on the hog.
Will someone remind me what happened to this democratic system of government we were supposed to have.
Seems with all these pigs at the trough,flying pigs, all round the world, we should take a long hard look at the whole system of government, for one thing is for sure, its time the pigs went to the market and animal farm was shut down for good.(our good)!

subrosa said...

It won't be long WFW, give them til the end of the year.

subrosa said...

You would think she could organise her diary a little better wouldn't you Apogee.

subrosa said...

They're all senior scunnert. Nobody would confess to being junior in Brussels.

subrosa said...

She's not a high organised person if she can't organise her travel is she CD. She'll get her plane, wait and see.

Clarinda said...

She could always 'work her passage'?

Goodnight Vienna said...

I think you're right SR, she will get her plane. The question is whether people be roused from their apathy and do anything about it? The general lack of engagement in political events/news depresses me.

subrosa said...

He he Clarinda, she could also plan her days more carefully.

Prancing round the world isn't exactly a demanding job is it, if you like travelling that is.

subrosa said...

Morning GV, I think those of us who want a referendum on the EU will have something to say but the rest of the population? I have to agree with you, they won't be interested in the slightest.

Surreptitious Evil said...

Clarinda,

You are a truly horrible person. Now where did I put that mind-bleach?

subrosa said...

Evil, are you Modom's personal lawyer? ;)

The Last Of The Few said...

Clarinda for goodness sake.
The 1 thing I was sure of was when I go to my bed at night I sleep.
You have runined that now.

tris said...

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

It's always the same with little unimportant people when they suddenly find themsleves in a position of power.

I see that she has staffed her office almost entirely with English people, on the basis that, despite it being a necessity for the job, she hasn't bothered her backside to learn any French.

Way to go you stupid woman...

By the way... the last time I was on the continent that had very very very good busses and trains. She should try using them.

No way does she merit a plane.

subrosa said...

I read somewhere she did speak French Tris, but of course empire builders always prefer to surround themselves with their own - as she proves.

She'll get her plane though.

John M Ward said...

This idea is just pie(-face) in the sky...

subrosa said...

Hey John, my butcher makes handsome pies!

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