Is Overwork Clouding Powell’s Memory?


Lord Powell’s posthumous conversion of Margaret Thatcher to the Europhile cause has led her friends and admirers to question his judgement. Could it, Guido wonders, be clouded by tiredness after him having to Chair board meetings at LVMH (Moet-Hennessy Louis Vuitton) Services UK or attend board meetings at Financière Agache, the Moet-Hennessy Louis Vuitton main board, the Rolls-Royce International Advisory board meetings to discuss those Airbus jet engines, board meetings at Aspide GmbH (Berlin) and of course the advisory work at French arms-to-aerospace conglomerate Thales (UK). Despite this workload David Cameron made our over-stretched Lord one of the Prime Minister’s Business Ambassadors. No rest for the wicked…

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Soros on the pan-European elections to the EU parliament…

“It is difficult to see how the pro-European parties can emerge victorious from the election in May unless they put Europe’s interests ahead of their own. One can still make a case for preserving the EU in order radically to reinvent it. But that would require a change of heart in the EU. The current leadership is reminiscent of the politburo when the Soviet Union collapsed – continuing to issue ukazes as if they were still relevant.”


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