Monday, 14 December 2009

Bloke with 'tash is to be new EU transport commissar

Good news from the European Union!

A bloke with a 'tash has been nominated for the role of Transport Commissar in Manuel Barroso's new European Commission.

Bloke with Tash comes from Estonia and lists the following amongst his achievements:

  • 1972-1990: Member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  • 1991-1995 and 1999-2004: President of the Estonian Cyclists Union
  • 2002: Elected among "100 Great Estonians of the 20th Century"
  • 2003: Order of the National Coat of Arms 2nd class
  • 2009: Order of the Hair Dryer 3rd Class (is this one right? Ed)
The appointment is expected to be rubber stamped on the 26th January.

Aside from being a former president of the Estonian Cyclists Union the BWT has no previous experience of Transport.

Eye salutes this triumph for demoracy and 'tash wearing.

UPDATE: This just in from Lu Ki Liki...

May I submit the following for the delectation and delight of Eye's readers?

I wonder if they are in anyway related?

UPDATE: An anonymous source volunteers....

Surely Eurotash's British relative is spin doctor Steve Fleming of "The Thick Of It" fame.

He makes an appearance from just after 3.20 on this clip.

Not in front of the kids... & volume off in the office.