November 20th, 2011

Quote of the Day

Jean-Claude Juncker, the prime minister of Luxembourg , quips..

“We all know what to do, but we don’t know how to get re-elected once we have done it.”


20 Comments

  1. 1
    Athers says:

    Should be about doing the right thing for your country, not about elections…

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  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    shaft the taxpayers.

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  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    You should be grateful he’s not your Prime Minister … sadly, he is mine :o(

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  4. 6
    I Squiggle says:

    And the corollary is:

    “We all know what we shouldn’t do, but we know how to get re-elected, so we do it.”

    Doesn’t always work e.g. G Brown.

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  5. 7
    Mitch says:

    And that is why we are so screwed.

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  6. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Technocrats for the win

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  8. 11
    Lou Scannon says:

    Let’s try that again …..
    It evidently takes a Greek to state the blindingly obvious truth :

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-philip/8901985/Wind-farms-are-useless-says-Duke.html

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    Rewind1616 says:

    Has to be said I think Cameron is giving it a crack

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  11. 15
    SimonLeRosbif says:

    Don’t worry Jean-Claude. Just become an unelected technocrat.

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  12. 16
    guinnessbill says:

    If they want to get re-elected they must be seen to be fair. Wielding the axe amongst the poor while turning a blind eye to wealthy tax dodgers will be seen for what it is, corrupt.

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  13. 17
    Billij van der Bouwwdens is de beroemdste Belgische ooit! says:

    “but we don’t know how to get re-elected once we have done it.”

    True in Belgium, where they still have a caretaker Government, they can’t even elect themselves.

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    • 18
      Herman van Rompuy says:

      I got so frustrated and tired of not being elected in Brussels that I took up alternate employment.

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  14. 19
    Quim says:

    Bollocks. They don’t have the first idea what to do. If they did they’d pick up the 250k of free next clothing on offer. Although to be fair if I knew the answer I’d keep quiet lest I was given the horrendous dross they sell.

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  15. 20
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Super, this man has great scriptwriters.

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Gyles Brandreth writes in his memoirs:

“Sunday, May 10, 1998

Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

I was intrigued that, when he took us into his bedroom, the Chancellor rather ostentatiously opened the built-in wardrobes, as if he wanted us to see the women’s frocks that were hanging in there.

They looked quite large, but I don’t think they belong to Gordon. I assume they belong to his girlfriend [Sarah Macaulay, who he later married].

I presume he was keen for us to know that he has one — and that she’s not a ‘beard’. I don’t think he does anything without calculation.”



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