Yet after only 100 days in the job as the EU's top diplomat, the consensus on 53-year-old Cathy Ashton is that she is also one of the worst politicians on the international stage. There have been so many gaffes in such a short space of time that there are now serious questions over whether she can survive to the end of the year - let alone until 2014, when her lucrative contract is due to expire.Yesterday, it emerged that David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, had written to her giving her blunt advice on how to do the job properly and it's a SAD DAY when BANANA BOY gives advice to anyone on how to do a job!
The woman has been picked from obscurity to a job she is not suited for with a salary of £328,000 when she would be better suited to running a parish council. She decided last week instead of going to a meeting of EU Defence Ministers with NATO officials to go to the inauguration of the pro-Russian, Ukrainian Prime Minister. A throwback from her days in the CND?
The woman is an embarrassment to Britain and the sooner she is throw to the wolves and gets her £464,000 payoff and £64,000 pension the better and Brown should pay it personally for foisting this idiot on the EU.