When the EU was handed the peace prize, Hugh Bassett found himself an unlikely (albeit fractional) winner. From the London Tab:
A few weeks ago one of the few annual ‘important things from Norway’ made its yearly occurrence: the awarding of the Nobel Prizes.
The prize-winners list isn’t usually a particularly controversial topic, unless you fancy discussing Haroche and Wineland’s research on ‘ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems’ over tear-diluted pint of loneliness.
However this year the coveted Peace Prize was awarded not to a bald man in orange robes or politician with an unpronounceable name. Instead, this year’s recipient was the EU; which by proxy means that every single man, woman, child and everything in between are now the proud recipients of a statistically insignificant amount of a Nobel Prize. But, what does this really mean?
For a start, the $1.2m dollar prize shared among the 739,165,030 people in the Union means that the Scandinavian committee have awarded each of us about $0.00162 each, which strikes me as a little bit thrifty. It’d take nearly 125 of us to club together in order to afford a single Freddo…
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