We were just useful props in president's whirlwind electioneering roadshow
Obama desperately needs the white working class to believe that he's one of them to regain their support, writes Carol Hunt
Last Thursday British MEP Sharon Bowles, the chairwoman of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, said that she was outraged by the conditions imposed on Ireland regarding the interest rate on its EU loans. Yes, outraged!
She added that Ireland was being "treated harshly", was "taking one for the team", and she couldn't see any reason why lending countries should turn a three per cent profit [out of our misery]. And so say all of us.
How things have changed: last week, while eulogising about the visit of the Queen, my mother remembered: "And the one thing that got me up off the couch to change the channel in the days before remote controls was the sound of that awful God Save the Queen at the end of the night on BBC1."