Unlike the Parliament, the Commission is not elected, but appointed by the member-states, and is frequently used as a sinecure for retired or has-been politicians.
You had to be ‘an exceptionally good judge’ - otherwise known as a person with an intense desire to hang on to a sinecure - in order to appreciate them.
The problem is, he is demonstrably no intellectual of any great ability (his record attests to that), he is ill-disciplined and looks to the academic sector for a comfortable sinecure .
A governorship was a lucrative and prestigious position, but it was not a sinecure .
One insider linked with the private security business said: ‘All these jobs are a nice sinecure for a cop.’
The crooked secrets of state administration, the sinecurism and corruption ever and again discovered in the bureaus in Washington forbid us to believe in any clear conception of what constitutes good government.
But the fact is, the public sector is also carrying many passengers, occupying sinecures in local and central government at the expense of their fellow citizens.
Examples abound of cosy sinecures being parcelled out to those who have served in constitutional posts.
Because they do not want to acknowledge the squalor and the cronyism inherent in the devolution settlement, on which all their well-paid sinecures depend, is the answer.
His hatred was strong for sinecurists and all other ‘tax-eaters’ who fed off the high taxation that impoverished the common people.