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Shane Ross: Warhorse Joe flattens Jose

Published 23/01/2011 | 05:00

JOE Higgins was in cracking form when he rose to speak in the European Parliament last Wednesday.

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The forum is hostile terrain for Joe but he is a master of guerrilla warfare. Nobody lobs more lethal grenades. And even if Joe expresses his views in the medieval language of "vassals" and "serfs", he sometimes hits the target bang on.

It was wonderful to see him get right under the skin of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. Indeed, it is a rare accolade for a little-known MEP to provoke the portly Portuguese plutocrat to anger.

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