Friday, 30 September 2011
Cath's Empire Is Diminishing
Perseverance pays. I actually found a reasonably flattering photo of Baroness Ashton of Upholland, commonly know as inept Cath.
Let's not forget Catherine Ashton was the person responsible for steering the Lisbon Treaty through the House of Lords and her prize was the EU's High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Under the Lisbon Treaty her post is combined with the post of Vice-President of the European Commission.
With reference to my request for someone to be brave enough to knock her off her pedestal it seems there have been plenty volunteers.
Staff are leaving her new department - the European External Action Service - in droves. In the past nine months almost 60 staff have left the EEAS amid reports of bad working conditions. 27 people have gone off to work for the EU Council, the member states' secretariat, 16 went to the EU and 6 left for the European Parliament while 7 have gone into the private sector. Another 3 quit the cabinet of the EEAS.
It's not looking good for the Baroness, especially when a loyal spokesman has to more or less beg staff who are thinking of leaving, to wait until they move into their new splendid headquarters in March. Sometimes a state of the art building just isn't a good enough working environment.