December 04, 2003


The Guardian’s Polly Toynbee sees a Hugh Grant movie and is subsequently convinced that the US fears a European economic powerhouse. Worthy anti-Euro site EURSOC deals with the stupid woman.

Posted by Tim Blair at December 4, 2003 01:07 AM

If I were European I wouldn't be going to these silly movies, I'd be doing something more productive like learning the Koran.

America has much to fear in this world, terrorists, nutcase snipers in Ohio and Democratic presidential candidates among others. European supremacy is not one of these dilemmas.

Posted by: gaz at December 4, 2003 at 02:10 AM

In the same way that the US fears the unbridled military might of Sao Tome e Principe, of course.

Posted by: Martin Adamson at December 4, 2003 at 02:14 AM

"Change! Change! Change you stupid traffic light! I demand that you change! I'll start a trade war right this minute! I'll get the UN involved if you don't cha- there it goes! Hahaha, that traffic light is so scared of me! I'm da man! I'm da boss! Booya, you stupid traffic light, I bet I made you wet your pants! I bet you're shaking with fear... HEY YOU FUCKER I DIDN'T GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO TURN RED AGAIN!"

Posted by: Tatterdemalian at December 4, 2003 at 02:19 AM

Fear the mighty Europeans? Hah! It is to laugh.

They stupid schmucks can't even afford to pay their diplomats lunch tabs, they expect to build a military that will "counterbalance" the US?

Hint: Armys are LOTS more expensive than the striped-pants set...

Posted by: mojo at December 4, 2003 at 02:35 AM

If Polly Toynbee thinks that Love, Actually is a good source for deciphering the current geopolitical situation, just wait until she sees the next Lord of the Rings movie.

Posted by: Randal Robinson at December 4, 2003 at 03:16 AM

Polly Toynbee is basically a British Margo Kingston with a slightly better grasp of grammar and punctuation. I picture her staggering around the square with a trolley full of cans and a bottle of cider in her hand, shouting at the pigeons.

Posted by: David Gillies at December 4, 2003 at 03:28 AM

Europe is doomed. In 2050, the median age will be 50. Britain and Ireland are the EU states with the greatest opportunities (due to cultural, institutional, and linguistic similarities) to avoid the collapse-by-aging into irrelevance by attaching themselves closely to the United States.

If they attach to Paris and Berlin, they attach themselves to the dying. Attached to the U.S., they'd have attached themselves to the living. Influence and power in the future depends on treating the Channel as wider than the Atlantic.

Posted by: Warmongering Lunatic at December 4, 2003 at 07:59 AM

OK, show and tell... who's dick is biggest?

Posted by: Miranda Divide at December 4, 2003 at 10:05 AM

Yay! Miranda's back! We heart Miranda.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at December 4, 2003 at 11:01 AM

Hugs to Miranda, cutest troll of them all!

Posted by: tim at December 4, 2003 at 11:20 AM


Posted by: Andrea Harris at December 4, 2003 at 11:25 AM

Who is this mysterious Miranda Bovine?

Sounds like a right cow.

Posted by: Jon at December 4, 2003 at 02:02 PM

Whose dick is biggest? A meaningless question, seeing as they're all dwarfed by the one you've got swinging between your eyes, Miranda...or should I call you "Horse?"

Posted by: gaz at December 4, 2003 at 09:20 PM

In "Love Actually," Prime Minister Hugh Grant tells off the U.S. because the president -- a cross between Clinton's proclivities and Bush's politics -- makes a pass at the PM's tea girl, who he fancies for himself.

It's a fun movie if you like fluff. Sweet fluff. And Liam Neeson as world's most eligible widower with world's cutest stepson.

Posted by: Joanne Jacobs at December 5, 2003 at 10:53 AM