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Our host Swampwitch proposed for Fun Monday :
"Choose a topic/theme and make an alphabetical list of words, phrases,photos...however you want to share your topic/theme.If you don't know the alphabet, make one up. In other words, just have fun and teach us something using your own set of A B C's".
Of course I know the alphabet at least I hope so but, there are two things which keep me off to do a list of words. First I hate lists in general and second I am too lazy to put the following topic in alphabetical order. Fun Monday should be funny that's why I tell you the very funny story of the Belgian government.
ave you ever heard in your life about a country who remained without government for exactly 10 months ?? It didn't harm the population though, we didn't notice any difference.
It all started after the elections June 10.
to the right the former Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt
he guy to the left Yves Leterme was elected Prime Minister and should put a new government together. The day when he was asked to sing the Belgian anthem and sang the French one, he lost a lot of sympathies. It was as if Bush would sing "God save the Queen".
elgium has only 10 millions inhabitants, and consists of flemish (dutch speaking people) and wallons (french speaking people) and the politicians like to fight and pretend that the country wants to separate in one flemish and one french speaking state. (The new country names are unknown by the poor population)
he best cartoon designer of Belgium Pierre Kroll informed us, the ordinary people better than the News Papers where the news were different according to the fact if they were Flemish or French.
UN soldiers in Flanders ?
Go ahead M'dam don't be afraid, you can speak french we protect you ...
old lady : Are you sure ??
he Flemish politicians want to have everything in flemish and no french anymore or at least everybody should learn and speak flemish, but the wallon politicians are too lazy for that and consider flemish as a dialect and not a language. What else can the population do but laugh and take it with humor. This language war exists since Belgium was created in 1831.
o the the flemish and wallonish politicians started to fight and to fight for more power and being the most important part of the government. The population watched them like catchers in a ring.
fter 5 months of fights without any issue
Calm down ! and let's start again, (my wife is waiting)
he King finally suggested to put up a provisory Goverment to at least settle some important points like social security or the increasing cost of living. He asked the Prime Minister of the former government whom nobody wanted anymore to help creating a new government ! (I understand if you don't understand ! Nobody understands)
Government : We approach an agreement
e agreed and finally formed a new government with as Prime Minister the one who cannot even sing his own anthem. He is flemish but speaks very good french. Anyway he should be neutral ! (he should ....)
fter 10 months without a final government on the 20th of March Mr. Yves Leterme was nominated Prime Minister by the King Albert II
ut he (the King) really regrets good old Guy as you can see above "Please don't leave us !" But Guy has other plans this time with whole Europe !
eterme the winner (??) swore to the King !
t's done !
or how long ??
o you like my alphabet ?