Prague Autumn – the fall of the Czech Republic
With the final signature upon the Lisbon Treaty, Europa – the whore that rides the beast – has her constitution at last, after eight years of tortuous posturing, negotiation and renegotiation, irrespective of whether or not the ‘constitutional concept’ has been abandoned.
Prague has a thousand years of proud history behind her: so significant was the city that it was the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors, and thus the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.
But with the stroke of a pen, she is reduced to vassal status within the renascent Holy European Empire, and her sovereignty has been removed. Forty years after the Prague Spring which heralded new life and democracy, President Klaus has signed the document he has long resisted, and we witness a Prague Autumn of dormancy and decay.
Perhaps as early as next week, we will know the identity of our first Emperor of the reunited Europe.
All of which makes it very interesting for David Cameron as he expounds what he actually meant by 'We will not let matters rest there’.
His Grace will post his thoughts upon that matter tomorrow.