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…

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

    shaft the taxpayers.

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

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

  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.

  5. 7
    Mitch says:

    And that is why we are so screwed.

  6. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Technocrats for the win

  7. 10
  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

  9. 12
  10. 14
    Rewind1616 says:

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

  11. 15
    SimonLeRosbif says:

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

  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.

  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.

    • 18
      Herman van Rompuy says:

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

  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.

  15. 20
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Super, this man has great scriptwriters.


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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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