A post by Gawain Towler, that is in equal measures hilarious and nauseating: A crime against good taste : and maybe against good sense.
This has got to be one of the most cringe making things I have read for a while.
Birth of a beautiful new EU citizen!
I am very proud to tell you that the European Union has a beautiful new citizen! On the 23rd of August, I gave birth to a son. His name is — and he’s a picture of good health and happiness. My family and I are overjoyed to have him.
—- — Amsterdam
MEP, Green Group
It was accompanied with a photo of said child wearing a natty European Green Party 0-6 months sized t-shirt.
This ditsy woman has just sent round a photo of her child to all the MEPs, assistants and political staffers in the European Parliament. A good few thousand in all.
Firstly, frankly madam you cloying ghastliness is of no interest to the vast majority of the recipients, its treacle spam, stop it.
Secondly by making your fortnight old infant a political object you have stripped youitrself and you child of any dignity and privacy that they should have.
And thirdly, I wonder what the good electors of the Netherlands feel that same way about your child’s supposed new nationality?
You are a blithering idiot and should be laughed at from ditch and hedge.
The young child… well he is to be pitied.
What can I say? She is of GroenLinks. Making people cringe *is* their speciality.