Newspaper editors everywhere are gnashing their teeth to find that two politicians have been put in charge of being called president and minister (or special envoy or whatever) for foreign affairs of the EU. This Herman Van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton – can they even be googled? What’s to cut and paste here? Has either of them started a war? It’s most inconsiderate of whoever makes these decisions to choose two unknowns. Journalists will now have to do some research and write about EU policies – until such time, of course, that they have dug up some dirt on Herman Von Rumpy-pumpy and “Iron” (inevitably) Kate.