A parasitic worm lives in the guts of Europe. The rest of the continent does the hard job of catching and eating food, but digestion is shared with a parasite embedded deep in the gut of Europe - Luxembourg. From time to time the eggs of the parasitic worm turn up as unelected Euro officials to ensure that the continent goes easy on the vermicide - and Viviane Reding and Jean Claude Juncker are a couple of A grade double yolkers.
For sheer greed and hypocrisy, nothing beats the parasite or its egregious eggs. In return for giving the lazy burghers one of the richest lifestyles in Europe, global firms are offered cut-price tax deals that allow them to take full legal advantage of the single market. And what really grates is that the Luxembourg parasitic worm can't stand competition - when Ireland started to go down the same road there were howls of outrage from the eggs. It's not the fault of the firms who take advantage of the tax regime; that after all is what firms do, what they're supposed to do. No, the fault is solely parasite Luxembourg's - and most is the doing of the Walt that the EU have just appointed as their most senior unelected official, Jean Claude Juncker.