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Commissioner Kinnock is unwell. Nothing too serious. Just that queasy sensation in the pit of the stomach which all politicians suffer when they realise they’ve blown it.

Theories abound as to why Kinnock rubbished the EU’s strategy for monetary union and enlargement to eastern Europe. The transport commissioner is said to be bored staring at toy planes in his office. He has no more to say about motorways and baggage handling deregulation. Our Neil wanted to make mischief. So he made a few “private remarks” to a Siemens seminar which accidentally-on-purpose ended up in the press.

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