Is the Costa Concordia a metaphor for the European Project?

According to Christopher Brooker it is.

When the headlines were filled last weekend with the sinking of the Costa Concordia, I checked the entry for the doomed cruise liner on Wikipedia and was intrigued to see that the ship was named in honour of “continuing harmony, unity, and peace between European nations” (as confirmed by the “ring of stars” shown prominently on its prow). What an apt metaphor, I mused, for the fate of that other monument to European harmony, the euro, which seems similarly to be half-sunk on a rocky ledge from which at any moment it may slide off to the bottom.

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  • Jman
    • ConwayCaptain

      Ian Bryce mentioned in this piece was one of te youngest recipients of tebn DSC

  • Anonymous

    Europe (and the U.K.) have some big problems to overcome.
    The financial crisis, massive immigration (particularly from Islamic countries), rampant political correctness which has resulted in the loss of free speech – particularly against Islam.
    They’ve got a lot on their plate.

  • kevin

    Again, salvors and especially divers are the heroes here.