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EU PLC: board of directors in a mess as credibility
Filed 16 Dec 03
The recent EU summit meeting in Brussels failed
to meet any agreement on the proposed new constitution of this organisation
that has so much influence on all of us and which consumes so much
of our finances.
Even worse, the UK board member in the form of
europhile Tony Blair was trying his best not to seek approval for
his actions from the shareholders he represents. He was strongly
resisting putting any new EU constitution to a referendum in the
UK. Just as well for him that no agreement was reached. The UK men
and women in the streets would have insisted on a referendum and
he would have lost by a healthy margin.
The endless wheeling and dealing and alleged corruption
that goes on in this extraordinarily cumbersome and inefficient
board of directors surely would not be acceptable in any credible
commercial enterprise. Yet it affects how all of us do business.