May 17, 2005
Margot’s Worked it Out.
Margot’s worked out how to stop all of us annoying eurosceptic oiks from ruining her comments page.
Post in Swedish.
Update: Dennis sends over a translation:
Facts about a speech
A debate has come up in Sweden about my speech in Terezin in the Czech
Republic may 8th at a memorial ceremony on account of the liberation of
the concentration camp Terezienstadt. Since I am the one who held the
speech – and reasonably the one who can tell exactly what I wanted to
say and what was said – I can provide facts:
1. The Speech – including the sentences that have been discussed
the most – deals with what we can learn from history and that the EU
came up as a peace project after the Second World War.
2. The speech was being held in a certain context and with the
background that, as a matter of fact, Nazis and racists still march the
streets of Europe. That we still have those who deny the Holocaust, that
6000 cases of racist violence happens every year, that we have political
groups in Europe with extreme, nationalistic views.
3. THESE ARE THE GROUPS THAT I REFER TO and the speech is therefore
correct and entirely logical.
4. The speech did not even remotely deal with the Constitution. It
and/or its critics is not mentioned with even a word – which the one who
reads the speech will notice. I have many other occasions to the debate
the Constitution and as shown not the purpose of this speech.
Read the whole speech and make your own judgement.
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Posted by: Dennis | May 17, 2005 10:44:16 AM
I particularly liked the swedish guy pointedly commenting in english.
Posted by: Katie | May 17, 2005 11:06:12 AM
Would that be me? In that case I'm glad you liked it.
Posted by: SwedishGuy | May 18, 2005 10:12:03 AM