Friday 23 February 2018

This Guy's in love with you

European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt speaking at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, London. Photo: PA
European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt speaking at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, London. Photo: PA
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

We love Guy Verhofstadt. We have all agreed that he is, as they used to say in agricultural circles in this country, a quare name but great stuff.

It's not just the floppy hair and the big glasses, which lend him a touch of Dennis Taylor meets Dame Edna meets Elton John (though those things are central to his appeal). It's mainly that he came to see us. And he told us what we wanted to hear.

We go crazy for any foreigner who gives us the time of day. And when they go one step further, as Guy did, and basically side with us against the Brits, then they have us at 'allo.

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