There was an article in the Telegraph entitled “How British and American conservatives united to stop Bush endorsing the EU constitution as favour to Blair” and a part of it says:
President Bush’s speech to European leaders last week was toned down at the last moment to avoid giving his support to the proposed EU constitution, after a strenuous lobbying campaign by conservative activists in Washington.
A few weeks ago I looked at the US State Department’s website, hoping for an e-mail address. There weren’t any – but I did find a form where I could submit my comments.
I wrote saying that, if the new constitution is ratified it would mean that Britain would have less than a 5% say in their foreign affairs. I also added a few references where they could go and look for themselves.
It was quite a long message and, at the end of it, I said “You must now wonder about the other 95% of the people voting on foreign policy and ask yourself if you trust the other Europeans to allow Britain to officially support you”.
I never had a reply and thought that some officious bastard had probably scrapped my message.
But did they? Did I actually have a sway on American Policy? Little me, sat slaving over a hot computer in West Finchley?
I will never, dear reader, ever know!
And it’s that which is so bloody frustrating!