Cranmer has a post on the award of KCMG to Dr. Michael Leigh for services to the enlargement of the European Union - a post which ends with the words "Not so much cash for honours, but trash for treason.". Following on from Cranmer it is possible by scrolling down the Diplomatic Service list to see that Leigh was not the only person honoured for services to the European Union because awarded an OBE is one Paul Edward Adamson, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, E!Sharp, Brussels, for services promoting the European Union.
E!Sharp is an interesting organisation in that Wikipedia informs us it is a bi-monthly publication with a circulation of just 14,756 (Jan-June 2009). It is an organisation that has articles by Neelie Kroes, the present Digital Agenda Commissioner, Pierre Vimont, the present Executive Secretary General of the External European Action Service and other ex-employees of the EU Commission. It is obviously a source of knowledge in that prominent on the home page is a reference to EU jargon-busting, a reference that contains just 7 entries: 4 under 'A' and 3 under 'B'. The 'about us' section is equally crammed full of facts about employees etc - not. All this rather begs the question just exactly for what did Adamson receive his OBE?
Afterthought: Of course it 'mitre' be said that Cranmer (and I) are a tad late as this subject was raised three days ago by Ian Parker-Joseph.
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