Tag: EU

Face It: You’re Bought And Paid For…

….so why should anyone pay the slightest attention to your opinion? Ukip’s recent rise in popularity and the increased fervour behind talks of an EU referendum has placed the matter of the UK’s future within Europe at the forefront of…

Fido And Tiddles Will Be Next…

…I mean, would anyone put it past them? The RSPCA has called for a general ban on keeping monkeys as pets after a case of animal neglect was heard by a Plymouth court. Yes indeed. Because this idiot bought an animal…

Actually, You’ll Find It Really IS A ‘Badge Of Honour’…

Joshua Rozenburg whines about the prisoner vote issue, though not for the reasons you might expect: The prime minister’s announcement that “prisoners are not getting the vote under this government” is profoundly depressing. I say that not because I have…

Our Master’s Mistresses’ Voice

Cecilia Malmström is EU commissioner for home affairs. And she knows best. Don’t you dare try to claim she doesn’t: I will be discussing the common European asylum system with home affairs ministers from all EU countries on 8 March,…

Deliver us from evil.

John Ward in his always lively, informative and entertaining blog, The Slog,  last evening stated “that he did not believe in the concept of evil”. I was born during World War Two and my own views on the existence of…

It’ll end in tears. If we’re lucky.

The stitch-up fiscal union proposed by Merkozy (cf. Élysée Treaty) is merely a relaunch of the existing Stability and Growth Pact but this time with the teeth and claws necessary to force compliance by defaulters like France weak economies like Greece, nations…

The government of the United Kingdom

A showdown with the EU may come sooner than we expect. The European Commission has today threatened to sue David Cameron’s government unless it starts letting EU citizens come here to claim benefits. – Fraser Nelson Mr Cameron, you must roar Britain’s…

Permitted discrimination

We all know that we’re not allowed to discriminate against almost anyone these days, even though discrimination is, when you get right down to it, someone just making a choice. It might well be a choice that I think makes…