He's an old Eurocrat from when the EU was shiney and new and optimistic that heralded a promised a new world. It was a time when he had a full head of hair and his type were the elite. The early nineties seem like a long time ago now.
Now it's failing, he's retired and follicly challenged and there's a dozen people on here openly toasting when each and every piece of that Empire he's invested so much of his being into, peels off and comes crashed to the ground. That's gonna test the blood pressure.