Down with budboxes and bubble bums!
Czech President Miloš Zeman’s speech to the European Parliament gets bizarre.
Zeman proudly stated at the end of his address to MEPs today that he had spoken in English so as to save on interpretation costs. In retrospect, perhaps a few euros may have been wisely spent.
It started well, though boldly. He railed against “the crazy movement of European Parliament” between Brussels and Strasbourg to cheers from those championing a ‘Single Seat’ for the EU legislature.
Zeman then criticised the “nonsense” EU directive on energy-saving lightbulbs. “I have one in my cottage,” he told the packed parliament. “And it looks like in a cemetery or a mortuary.” (We’re assuming that’s because of the poor light from a bulb made out of organic knitted yoghurt. Not because he has bodies lying around the place.)
And then it got a little less comprehensible.
“My European Dream,” he continued, paraphrasing Martin Luther King rather tortuously, “does not include, the Brussels so-called European Architecture, which sometimes looks like an amplified budbox.”
Although he might have said woodbox.*
Either way: bizarre.
But most bizarre was yet to come:
“My European Dream does not include the steak in the centre of European Commission which looks like a bubble bum and taste like a bubble bum.“
Yip. Really. See it here ==>;
or in it’s entirety here.
Word has it that recent austerity measures within the European Commission have prompted a dip in quality in the institution’s canteens. But pity the eurocrats that are dining on ‘bubble bum.’
BM *update: see comments below.