“The constitutional treaty is no more Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it is a diseased dead parrot.” So said Home Secretary John Reid after the 4th December JHA Council in Brussels (article from EUObserver). Now, I’m not the greatest fan on John Reid – I think his views on law and order are repulsive, and he’s inclined to be eurosceptic too. He doesn’t give a damn about the Constitution and just wants the UK to keep its veto on 3rd Pillar issues – the Constitution is a convenient excuse. But the debate about the Constitution undoubtedly is Python-esque, and John Reid does at least have some wit. So have a read of this entry from January 2006, and substitute John Reid for Ben Bot in the sketch.