The former leader of UKIP, MEP Nigel Farage, this week detonated a diplomatic row by telling the Belgians that they live in a "non-country" and that their names are very silly. "I don't want to be rude but Herman van Rompuy is an extremely silly name indeed," he told the visibly shocked EU President. "Why can't you foreigners have good old fashioned English names like Sir Jock Stirrup?"
A spokesman for the President responding to the tirade said: "You don't frighten us, English pig dogs. Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you."