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?
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