As we all know the European Union has pretensions to being a real and full country rather than the international organisation established by treaty between nation states that it actually is. This is why it insists that it and only it gets to negotiate about trade – that means it gets a full and its own seat at the World Trade Organisation. The aim is a march through such institutions in order to grasp that brass ring of the Great Prize, full and separate membership of the United Nations and a seat of its own on the Security Council.
Such full of it IAmTheBigIAmIAm puffed shirtiness needs taking down a few pegs on a regular basis. Which is what the Trump Administration has just done:
The Trump administration has downgraded the diplomatic status of the EU mission in Washington, without informing the mission or Brussels, officials confirmed on Tuesday. The downgrade from nation state to international organisation status reverses an Obama administration decision in 2016 to grant the EU an enhanced diplomatic role in Washington, and is being seen in Brussels as a snub reflecting a general antipathy to the EU in the Trump administration.
Actually of hugely little importance to anyone or anything except the self-importance of the federasts but isn’t it fun? Especially the point about not actually telling anyone? That poor European Union ambassador over there, waiting cluelessly for the very important invitations to very important parties that just never turn up.
Oh Dear, how sad.
We must do more of this.