This evening we went to the annual press review – a comedy review of the year written and performed by members of the Brussels-based press corps. The title of this year’s review was ‘Up Rompuy’ (from an old British comedy, ‘Up Pompei!’) The running theme was, of course, the new President of the European Council but he received only mild, though also very funny, treatment. A supportive cheer even went up from the crowd when somebody pretending to be him declared ‘Better to be a wet rag than an old fart!’ Those following events in the European Parliament last week will know what this refers to. Well, the number of journalists in the Brussels-based press corp may be declining but, based on this year’s review, the quality is staying.