Hunky progressive superstar Justin Trudeau has had his week ruined by uppity Europeans trying to sabotage a landmark trade deal between the EU and Canada.
And the Prime Minister is being left waiting by the phone, ready to drop everything and rush across the Atlantic once a battle between the EU bureaucracy and the refusenik Belgian province of Wallonia is resolved.
Trudeau was due to bring his photogenic good looks and pointy, devastating elbows to Brussels today to triumphantly sign the so-called CETA pact and take selfies with Eurocrats like Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker.
When the deal got into trouble over the weekend, he threatened to cancel completely and leave the EU to attend to another slow-motion car crash alone.
But when his self-imposed deadline of Monday evening came, Canadian officials backed down and said that Canada – and its hot stuff leader – are “ready” to rush over in at a moment’s notice.
After pressure from the EU, Wallonia’s opposition is starting to crumble – but EU leaders said they are going to keep Trudeau waiting for a while yet:
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) October 27, 2016
A wary spokesman for Trudeau told Heat Street: “Canada has done its job. We negotiated a progressive agreement that will create jobs and growth for the middle class.
“Canada remains ready to sign this important agreement when Europe is ready.”
They’ll just kind of hang out and keep busy – but not too busy – until then.