fix my country! or is it too late??
Prime Minister Elio di Ruppo expresses his sadness…
I guess my flemmish friends are sighing in relief and hidden joy… cant really blame them.
Daerden in a nutshell: drunk on TV, sleeps during press conferences, slow Walloon talk but, as he used to say: fast thinker.
He definitely was a smart man.
Proof is: his audit consultancy when he started his carreer grabbed lots of contracts with Intercommunales.
For my dear non Belgian reader, Intercommunales is a utility company (water, gas, waste management), it belongs to Communes (towns, local authorities…), is usually run by politicians, who attend board meetings and get a few extra “jetons de présence” at a few 100 K€ each… and generally have .. mhh accounts revised by companies belonging to politicians… I would love an unbiased E&Y audit here!
And when he became Minister (he held many posts, both at Federal and Regional levels), he kept winning such contracts. But 1 arm lenght away, mind you: his son ran the company!
Can I conclude that a rotten politician is gone? No proof of that. But, as some people in tax authorities like to say: un faisceau de présomptions? maybe.
He was a laugh. Amazing culot, Walloon touch. OUfti dis !! Sorry for his family.
Fact is, maaaany politicians are like him in Belgium: rotten. No proof though.
Like mensalão. Dirceu fez nada… rsrs
That’s how it is, with a totally inept justice system. Which makes me want to add a post on the other Michelle making the headlines : Michelle Martin http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/2012/07/31/michelle-martin-lex-femme-dutroux-prison-couvent_n_1722665.html