Thursday, June 30, 2005

He knew too much

Brussels diary by Manneken Pis commented on Denis MacShane´s sacking in the post-election reshuffle, under the heading 'Goodbye Denis, you knew too much'
To tell the truth, he was never really suited to the job, since he was far too interested in the subject and spoke too many European languages.
So now we know. Prospect magazine, by the way, curiously offers free access online to last month´s edition.

Update (1 Jul): Jonathan Heawood responds to some of the points made by Denis MacShane in an essay in the Financial Times magazine a few weeks ago: 
Obviously, no one told McEwan that, along with his advance, came the commitment to produce a fair portrayal of the government's achievements in office, or of the prime minister's infallibility.


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