The EU: Hopes vs. Reality
In the spirit of offending nearly everyone, and further to our Labor Day post below, where we made some comparisons to the EU, we were reminded of a speech we attended many years ago by a conservative Member of the British Parliament. He said there what we've oft repeated, i.e., that the hopes for the EU were for German efficiency, British manners and French food.
Unfortunately, they ended up with French efficiency, German manners -- and British food.