MEDIA: WHAT THE PAPERS SAY; EC celebration barely sees the light of day

Europe Day passed with barely a flicker of interest in the British press. Mind you, apparently their Continental counterparts showed even less enthusiasm for the occasion, apart from the European Commission which marked the day by taking it off as a holiday.

Europe Day passed with barely a flicker of interest in the British

press. Mind you, apparently their Continental counterparts showed even

less enthusiasm for the occasion, apart from the European Commission

which marked the day by taking it off as a holiday.



Michael Forsyth’s tilt at the Brussels windmill provided the bulk of

Conservative comment, backed up by Malcolm Rifkind and Norman Lamont.



Only Michael Heseltine provided any sort of pro-European copy for the

Tories. Labour and the Lib-Dems stayed quiet while supporters of the

Scottish National Party rattled Forsyth’s cage with a fluttering Euro

flag over the Tory office in Stirling.



Elsewhere solid British subjects burned flags in protest over beef and

fishing limits. The missed opportunity for the European Commission to

make some capital of their own was also evident - perhaps they needed

their day of rest after a hard session over beef sandwiches?



Evaluation and analysis by Carma International. Cuttings supplied by

Standard Press Analysts. ‘What The Papers Say’ can also be found at:

http//www.carma.com/carma



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