History has a way of repeating itself. Once again the nations of Europe are about to embark in an unprecedented process of integration, just like they did after the 2nd World War, and once again Britain chooses to remain on the side-lines, unable and unwilling to help shape the structures that are bound to affect [...]
Another quarter, another set of negative GDP figures, another drop back in recession for the British economy. The much talked about but yet elusive recovery seems to be slipping away from our grasp once again. Many, especially those on the left side of the political spectrum, will tell you this was inevitable. No surprise. Nor [...]
Daniel Hannan’s argument that Britain should leave the European Union and seek to emulate Switzerland in its relations with the EU (read it here) relies on two assumptions, neither of which I think is true. The first assumption is about the EU, the second is about Britain.
At the risk of being accused of jumping on the Leveson enquiry bandwagon (to which I would have to plead guilty), the European Movement has had its own skirmish with press regulation, with rather unsatisfactory results. The cause of the complaint was an article about Europol on page 1 of the Daily Express on 26 [...]
A Daily Express headline claimed last week that “EU says water is not healthy” on the front page in letters 42 mm high. This is a perfect example of a euromyth. Perfect, because it is not true; perfect, because it damns the European Union; and perfect, because everything we need to know to debunk it [...]