We have commented before on the irony of two Luxembourgers - Viviane Reding, from the last bunch of unelected EU officials, and Jean Claude Juncker, capo di capi of the current bunch - lecturing Ireland on tax breaks for corporates. 'Walt' Juncker in particular built his career as head of the Parish Council that is the laughable 'government' of this micro nation in stitching up tax breaks for the global corporates. This has all been well known for a very long time and every single Euphile has been happily ignoring it (as they do with every inconvenient fact) and pretending that the down and dirty JPJ - actually sacked from the Parish Council for corruption - was the ideal unelected official to lead the Commission.
Why then has the social democratic Euphile left suddenly turned on him? Der Spiegal is calling for Juncker to be put 'in the hot seat' and as the Telegraph reports, Bloomberg are devoting huge chunks of editorial space to demand his resignation. Not only that, the French, Dutch and German finance ministers have condemned the fraud and corruption inherent in some of Luxembourg's dodgy tax deals - exposed last Wednesday in a release from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
Well, it's too late, lads. You manoeuvred to get the bent little walt the job and now you're stuck with him.