As you (probably) know, I keep a sharp and vigilant eye on Romania and politics in this country. Although I have zero respect for Crin Antonescu, I was glad he went to England a few days ago to help lobby against the recent outpouring of hate towards Romanians (and Bulgarians) spearheaded by the UKIP in advance of the lifting of immigration restrictions in Britain at the end of this year.
I was shocked beyond disbelief however, to see that Crin Antonescu “wrote” an amazingly fluent and engaging letter in English for the website politics.co.uk:
In 2007, when Romania joined the EU, we reluctantly agreed to postpone the application of the fourth fundamental freedom of the EU – the right to live, work and learn anywhere in the EU – until 2014. We are therefore frustrated and offended that some now suggest that these restrictions should be maintained to stop an imaginary tsunami of uneducated, unwashed criminals from swamping civilization.
The reality is that this is highly unlikely to happen. Historically Europeans are reluctant to move to another country. Most do not move far from their place of birth. Indeed, the people of Britain’s market towns, so beloved by Nigel Farage, should ask themselves how many people from their school followed in the footsteps of Dick Whittington to seek their fortune on the streets of London? The answer will be not that many.
What the hell? Who is this educated man that wrote this letter, mentioning the iconic story of Dick Whittington who went from a peasant of “lowe byrth” to becoming the Lord Mayor (and not “His Excellency” lol) of London over 600 years ago?
Antonescu really knows this story? And he can write this fluently and adeptly in English? I don’t think so!
This is, after all, the man who last year met with the IMF (back when he was acting president after temporarily unseating Basescu in a coup) and told these international bankers in English that the Romanian Finance Minister is the father and mother of Romania’s relationship with the IMF. Click on the link above to see the trainwreck for yourself.
So in less than a year he’s somehow transformed into a fluent writer of English who is conversant with British history? I think it’s safe to say that someone else wrote that letter. What’s shocking for me is that the USL managed to find even one person who can write in English.
I mean I’ve already showed you how fucked up the Romanian Embassy in Britain’s website is. And we know from More Gooder in Future Talking and the infamous Letter to Manuel Barroso that Ponta (and his government) sure as hell cannot write in English. So where did they find someone to ghost write this letter for Antonescu?
Whoever you were, sir or madam, I salute you and thank you for finally helping a Romanian official to not sound like a total idiot in front of the whole world. It’s just a shame that you made Crin Antonescu, the guy nicknamed Cacarau (roughly equivalent to “shit for brains”), the man who slept through most of his career in the Senate, the same idiot who said that the CCR (Romanian “Supreme Court”) was useless and irrelevant, look good.
But hey, I understand. It’s tough to make a living these days as a writer so you got to take the jobs as they come. Maybe you can get hired to fix that awful embassy website next! :)