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Amazing scenes here in Brussels:
David Cameron has just walked
into an EU summit

Telegraph [UK], by James Kirkup

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/7/2013 10:23:17 AM

This is, actually, a tiny bit unusual. The normal form for summits is that leaders arrive in big shiny cars, which pull up to the rear entrance of the Justus Lipsius building to disgorge their VIP cargo before a pack of waiting hacks clustered by the door. Like a lot of summitry, this ritual is a bit silly, especially since the leaders often aren´t coming from very far away. In the case of a British PM, the distance concerned is sometimes only a few hundred yards, from the UK Permanent Representative´s office street or so away.


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