Monday, 13 December 2010

Boris Johnson: "We told you so."

"I think we deserve an apology", writes Boris Johnson in The Telegraph, the "we" in question being "all the Euro-sceptics, Euro-pragmatists, Euro-realists and Euro-hysterics who were alarmed by some of the optimism that surrounded the birth of the single currency."

"Do you remember the disdain with which we were treated? We were told that we were boss-eyed Little Englanders. ... We were a blimpish embarrassment to our country, a bunch of idiot children who had to be shooshed while the grown-ups got on with their magnificent plans."

"So it gives me a tingling pleasure to report that everywhere you look on the map of Europe we have been proved resoundingly and crushingly right."

Mr Johnson has not exactly covered himself with glory of late, it is true, with his long-standing and continued support for an illegal immigrant amnesty and his absurd description of Conservative plans to cap housing benefit as "Kosovo-style social cleansing".  But, with these latest comments, one is tempted to say that all is forgiven.

[A]ll those snooty Europhile politicians and journalists who sneered at us for our doubts should be forced to crawl in penitence to Dublin Castle, scourging themselves with copies of the Maastricht Treaty.  We have been vindicated, and the least they can do is admit it.  They know who they are.

Amen to that.

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