How exciting. Look at the cast selected to receive the award; the spectacularly useless Herman van Rompuy (president of the European Council); the spectacularly mediocre Jose Manuel Barroso (president of the European Commission); and non-entity Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament. The Rolling
Stones may be geriatric, but at least they still know how to work a crowd.
Barroso must have been loaded on Douro wine; he said the EU is "a powerful inspiration for many around the world". Well, the love affair of the Chinese masses with Audi and Prada is not exactly inspired by the EU. He also said the EU is about "the free consent of states to share sovereignty"; well, the Brits are so thrilled with it that an overwhelming percentage of the population wants to leave.
But Barroso may have been on to something when he defended the euro: "We will stand by it." ... "