Why am I wibbling on about him? The fornicating tub o' lard is history and can do no more damage. Huzzah. Wrong. As of Monday he is British representative to the Council of Europe, that vast talking shop which is the true spawning ground of so much Euro-nonsense. Bad enough you would think. But there is more. Thanks to his extensive experience of, er, screwing things up, he is also appointed to the Assembly of Western European Union. So why should you care? http://www.assembly-weu.org/en/index.php Yes, the EU assembly for security and defence. Small example of their work: Paris, 5 June 2007 - On Tuesday the WEU Assembly recommended setting up a permanent multinational operations headquarters responsible for planning the deployment and use of the 1 500-strong battlegroups that the European Union could send to external theatres of operation in under 10 days. Be very afraid.