MICHEL Barnier was a little known Eurocrat
when he was charged with going up against Britain in Brexit talks, but the job has made him one of the most high-profile figures in Brussels.
The cart is the load of money we must pay for Brexit to fill Eurocrat
pension pots and relocate Londonbased EU agencies.
More importantly for eurocrat
nerves though: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democrats are leading in the polls, and look likely to secure a fourth term, meaning no recalibration of German policy is likely anytime soon.
The Berlaymont Building in Brussels is an architectural monolith that's somewhat cruciform in shape, has parking for 1,600 cars, easily caters to 3,000 office workers there, and even features a Nordic sauna should the European Union commissioners or any other eurocrat
feel the need to relax and refresh.
Thatcher was a raucous operator, thumping the table, brandishing her handbag, and, quite frankly, scaring the wits out of her opponents, usually the flint-faced Eurocrat
The actual experience has been quite the opposite, with unaccountable, corrupt elites in Brussels constantly taking more and more money, and usurping more and more power--and then using that power and money to coerce and bribe national politicians and constituencies into providing still more power and money to the Eurocrat
It's likely that even the substantive Brexit negotiations won't be between the officially appointed negotiators -- secession advocate David Davis and French eurocrat
Michel Barnier -- but between Prime Minister Theresa May and Merkel.
We may soon be free of the Eurocrat
parasites, but there are many homegrown ones yet to remove before we a have a truly free and fair society.
One of the great myths of our age is that the EU has brought peace to the continent, and even the most loyal Eurocrat
Varoufakis has produced some sharp, Marxist-influenced analyses of the Greek predicament, and he certainly has an intellectual formation and an understanding of the Greek-European crisis beyond that of your mainstream Eurocrat
AT A PAUL LAMBERT with the Champions League trophy in 1997, top, and with Jurgen Klopp.
The dominant breed of Eurocrat
exemplifies the type.