Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Juncker gives Cameron's appointee top job

When I heard that Jonathan Hill  (Lord Hill of Oareford), a former bag-carrier for John Major and public relations executive, had been picked by the European Commission president for the new and important position of Commissioner for the financial services industry, two things occurred to me.

One, the apparent antagonism between David Cameron and Jean-Claude Juncker was all show, because of all the jobs Cameron and Osborne, the champions of casino capitalism, wanted their man in, commissioner for financial markets was the one.

Two, it was a provocation to the radicals in the European Parliament (another bonus for Cameron!) - and so it has proved. You don't really need a translation to get the drift:

The full slate of commissioners is here:

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