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The elephant in the room

In light of the multiple assaults on German women during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cologne and the subsequent attempt to cover up the fact that the attackers were refugees, Angela Merkel’s chickens may have come home to roost. Her … Continue reading

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You won’t have heard this but…

Most mainstream UK media outlets have decided to look the other way, but an opinion poll, conducted by ORB for the Independent newspaper, has revealed that more than half of the public now want to leave the European Union. Public … Continue reading

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Woke up, fell out of bed …

“I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member” Wolf Street, Monday 3rd November 2014 Among the core principles of the EU are the free movement of goods, capital, and people. Britain – or rather the … Continue reading

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Woke up, fell out of bed …

America finally gets a listening President NY Daily News, Monday 28th October 2013 It comes out now that the NSA, as part of what it thinks is the cost of doing business in a dangerous world, was listening to the … Continue reading

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Woke up, fell out of bed …

Obama approved tapping Merkel’s phone ITV News, Sunday 27th October 2013 Barack Obama was told three years ago that the National Security Agency was monitoring Angela Merkel’s communications and allowed it to continue. Previous Next WUFOOB Archive

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Pull that tooth!

Europe has a toothache. You know how it is with toothache. At first you delude yourself that it will just go away. You try to ride it out. But it persists, so you accept there’s a problem and try to … Continue reading

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Democracy comes in Cannes

These days the word ‘democracy’ has become ubiquitous. It’s used to justify everything from toppling bothersome regimes to occupying St Paul’s Cathedral. It’s meaning has become as empty as a Greek tax return. If the hapless Greek prime minister George Papandreou … Continue reading

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Blocking the euro fire exits

As European finance ministers join US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in Poland today for a two day meeting to discuss Europe’s debt crisis, the controversy over support for “failing” eurozone members continues to spark market volatility. The euro was a mistake. Its … Continue reading

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That sinking feeling

Today’s Paris summit on the eurozone crisis will be another exercise in deferral. Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy will tweak the terms of the rescue package required to prevent countries like Greece from defaulting, but they may as well be rearranging … Continue reading

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