February 16, 2013

Arrogance of the EU Knows No Bounds

Simon Miller, The Commentator

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Every time something goes wrong in this country, feckless managers work hard to ensure they don’t loose their jobs for gross incompetence. From hospitals to hamburgers you see this lack of accountability as some poor junior gets lined up to be shot. Indeed with so much horse meat rolling around the food chain at the moment, you have to wonder whether those nags being put down at Becher’s Brook over the year were not so much mercy killings as to cater for a rush at the burger vans at Aintree.

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TAGGED: global economy, UK, European Union

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