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Gawain Towler, blogger, UKIP spokesman and waistcoat aficionado, has had his blog shut down by the European Parliament paymasters.
Apparently ironique (which is lost on BM) and eurosceptique (no shit), England Expects is no longer expecting …
Gawain was threatened with a heavy rule-book and hung up his coat, but not before pointing us to …
… Bruno Waterfield’s Telegraph piece on anonymous blogs.
Estonian MEP Marianne Mikko (nice pearl necklace), said “we need some credentials, a quality mark, a certain disclosure of who is writing and why. We need this to be able to trust and rely on the source”.
BM agrees, and in the interests of openness, will be exposing himself in the ladies’ sauna of the Berlaymont building every lunchtime this week.
And with a sharp swing to the left, Community Intelligence has been brought to our attention. Brussels-based, but with no sign of an address or telephone number on the website, they’re a consultancy that believes that “the blossoming of everyone is the goal of the whole“.
Our favourite quote:
“Learning from the past and present is not sufficient when the future is not what it used to be. Learning from the future as it emerges, became a key competence for champions of change. That learning includes presencing (discovering the potential that wants to be realized), then creating a prototype inspired by what has beeen seen.”
Their clients include BP, Hewlett Packard and Shell and, yes, the European Commission, who are understood to have ordered 20.000 healing crystals and a white paper on tantric sustainability.