This is report from Guy Verhofstadt, a former prime minister of Belgium. He is not saying anything that we Brits do not already know concerning reform, but he is correct in saying that the British are using up valuable political clout over issues that might be of less consequence. For instance, this Mister Junker affair.
I think he is saying that one day, a very big issue might come along where our credibility might already be destroyed. Are we crying 'wolf' too much?
He says he was blocked by Tony Blair and that many British statesman have thwarted personalities from bringing the EU closer together.
Its then that I find his message hard to ascertain. Does he understand the need for reform? (He says he does.) Is he resentful of the British? (It appears so.) Is he still trying to create a United States of Europe? (In the long run yes.) Does he admit that different member states of the EU might each, need to be given unique consideration while trying to form an EU? (Maybe.) Does he say that a collective of different cultures and languages can't be squashed together, but need time to assimilate to this progressive EU? (If so, it must include consideration for the UK.)
Guy Verhofstadt, a former prime minister of Belgium, is a good man, but its still hard to know exactly what he means and where his borders are.
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