quarta-feira, outubro 31, 2007

British Diplomacy

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Blogger michael seufert said...

Só isto pode explicar algumas decisões das couves de Bruxelas - lindo!

Sir Humphrey: Minister, Britain has had the same foreign policy objective for at least the last 500 years: to create a disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Germans and Italians. Divide and rule, you see. Why should we change now when it's worked so well?
Jim Hacker: That's all ancient history, surely.
Sir Humphrey: Yes, and current policy. We had to break the whole thing [the EEC] up, so we had to get inside. We tried to break it up from the outside, but that wouldn't work. Now that we're inside we can make a complete pig's breakfast of the whole thing: set the Germans against the French, the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch. The Foreign Office is terribly pleased, it's just like old times.
Jim Hacker: But if that's true, why is the foreign office pushing for higher membership?
Sir Humphrey: I'd have thought that was obvious. The more members an organization has, the more arguments it can stir up. The more futile and impotent it becomes.
Jim Hacker: What appalling cynicism.
Sir Humphrey: We call it diplomacy, Minister.

Enfim, só lamento que o objectivo da política externa inglesa não seja declarado como a total inutilização da França como nação ;)

31 outubro, 2007 00:44  
Blogger Rodrigo Lobo d'Ávila said...

LOOL!! Apoiado!!

31 outubro, 2007 00:48  
Blogger João Ribeirinho Soares said...

A politica externa britânica ao longo da história tem como único objectivo a manutenção da identidade britânica e da hegemonia dos mesmos numa Europa afundada em crises ridiculas e em guerrinhas sem nexo.
Na actualidade isto reflecte-se por exemplo com a manutenção da libra (pq podem)e com a borrifadela nas directivas de Bruxelas (por exemplo PAC).
Aconselho a ler um artigo que saiu na revista do SOL escrito pelo Paulo Portas.
UK rules

31 outubro, 2007 12:03  

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