Falling EU popularity prompts increased Eurobleating

The EUobserver wesbite reports that according to the Eurobarometer survey carried out in May and published last week, fewer than half of Europe’s citizens (49 percent) think that their country’s membership of the EU is a “good thing” – a seven-year low – while trust in the bloc’s institutions has dropped to 42 percent, six points down compared to autumn 2009. The response of the EU’s bleater-in-chief was all too predictable.

Instead of reflecting on why interference in the everyday lives of Europeans by an unelected, unaccountable and remote political elite is turning the people against the politicians’ project, President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, has blamed member states for not defending the European project during the economic crisis.  This should not be a surprise coming from the man who describes the Euro currency as an “extraordinary success” and pointed to the ‘fact’ that none of the EU countries could have weathered the financial crisis with their national currency alone.  UK anyone?  As delusion goes, this is right up there with the most outlandish claims.

Of course the problem is never that the EU itself is a self perpetuating, overbearing governmental monolith run by and for the political elite.  No, in Brussels the problem is identified as being we are not told often enough or strongly enough how good the EU is for we ungrateful serfs.  Hence Barroso’s idiotic admonishment of the member states for not issuing sufficient fawning propaganda praising all things EU.

If this is an example of what we can expect as part of Barroso’s communication ‘revolution’ to centre communication on the figure of the President, heaven help us.  The content from El Presidente is likely to provide a rich seam of material that will be beyond parody.  If only the stakes weren’t so high or so serious.

2 Responses to “Falling EU popularity prompts increased Eurobleating”


  1. 1 FrankSW 02/09/2010 at 7:21 pm

    “José Manuel Barroso, has blamed member states for not defending the European project during the economic crisis”

    Hmmmm rather like the climate alarmists assuming that the cause of their falling popularity was because thay had not put their message across well enough.


  1. 1 Survey of prices across Europe, in Euro. How much would you expect to pay for the installation of gutters? | Upstate Gutters Greenville SC Trackback on 05/09/2010 at 3:06 am
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