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A Chris Huhne prediction that didn’t come true

23 January 2012

6:44 PM

23 January 2012

6:44 PM

Chris Huhne attacked David Cameron for the EU veto in Cabinet back in December. At the time, one Cabinet minister told me that part of
Huhne’s critique was that Cameron had scuppered the chances of a Liberal Democrat MEP, Sharon Bowles, being reelected as chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs
Committee, which deals with financial services.
 
But Bowles has been reelected. In a Lib Dem press release welcoming this, Nick Clegg declares that:

‘As party leader, I am proud that we have a leading Liberal Democrat in such a prominent and powerful position on the international scene. As UK Deputy Prime Minister, I am delighted
and relieved to know that the EU financial services brief is in such expert hands.’

Bowles’s victory is a reminder of how many of the doomsters predictions about what would happen to Britain after the veto have not turned out to be true. The sky has not fallen
in. 


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  • Cynic

    … As UK Deputy Prime Minister, I am delighted and relieved to know that the EU financial services brief is in such expert hands.’” So the UK’s financial contribution is about to rise again, is it? I’d prefer a UKIP MEP in that position, myself!

  • Julian F

    Can anyone imagine how utterly unimportant any committee of MEPs is? A total waste of taxpayers money.

  • Mycroft

    Is this actually a powerful committe? And if it is, should we be glad that a Lib Dem from Britain is chairing it?

  • john mackie

    Why is the crook Chris Huhne still at large?

  • Jon Stack

    Another Huhne prediction that will be wrong: energy prices will not be as high as would have been the case, had it not been for his policies. Ponder that one during the power cuts to come.

  • Heartless C.

    Any chance that we get someone in Office who is capable of correcting the insane drift towards Windmills – and build / maintain some proper power stations?

    Or is this the problem that will remain hidden, covered in bulls*it until too late – again?

  • salieri

    We should be grateful for Mr. Clegg’s assurance that the Chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee is “such a prominent and powerful position on the international scene”. Otherwise, ignorant sceptics might have had the temerity to wonder what the European Parliament actually knows or does about economic and monetary affairs, or to make ribald comparisons with bean-counters, cheese-tasters and lollipop ladies. We doubting Thomases have certainly been put in our place.

    And to think that a British Liberal Democrat has risen to such dizzying heights of influence and prestige! Baroness Ashton had better look to her laurels…

  • Andy H

    Shouldn’t he be in prison the lying twit?

  • Hexhamgeezer

    Fabulous! Great news for Britain. A strongly pro-EU Lib Dem in charge of a committee which, along with the even more unaccountable Council has ‘responsibility for such matters as the economic and monetary policies of the EU, taxation and competition policies, free movement of capital and the regulation of financial services (banks, insurance, pension funds, asset/fund management, accounting, international monetary and financial systems etc.)’

    The odious Huhne must be feeling a right ninny and Well Done dave!

    Rejoice Rejoice!

  • Mirtha Tidville

    Hope shes brighter than Huhne then……

  • Phil Chuds

    Let me make a prediction .
    If Huhne drops a bar of soap in the shower soon he’ll be buggered .

  • Grumpy Optimist

    The sky has not fallen in. Unfortunately

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