Still it did remind me of an old joke I was able to reprise for the assembled kibitzers (Q: What has a hundred legs and no teeth? A: The front row at a Daniel O'Donnell concert), and when one fan said "Cliff is part of Christmas, really," it underlined the comforting truth that at least it does only come once a year.
Martin Kelner, The Guardian, 29 December 2003.
My Lords, setting up the European monetary system is the greatest economic achievement of the European Union. As a currency union comprising 12 countries and a population of 300 million, and in the process of becoming larger still, it represents a remarkable step forward in economic integration. Much to my regret, although I understand why, we were not in at the beginning and have engaged in continuous sniping since. As kibitzers, we should not wonder that the real players do not take us seriously at all.