It was never going to go well for the EU President Herman Van Rompuy when he decided to do an online Q&A with British Twitter users:
@euHvR who elected you, how can you claim to speak for me? #Askthepresident
— Patrick O'Flynn (@oflynnmep) October 21, 2013
Do you think you'd do your job any differently if you were accountable to an electorate? @euHvR #AskThePresident
— Christian May (@ChristianJMay) October 21, 2013
#AskThePresident Who elected you?
— Independent Tom (@T_Veiga) October 21, 2013
#askthepresident I don't recall seeing your rather memorable name on the ballot paper. Surely I didn't simply miss it?
— Derek Murray (@DerekJMurray) October 21, 2013
Can you please advise the results of the last financial audit of your accounts? #Askthepresident
— Steve (@Maxaretunit) October 21, 2013
And they were the printable ones…