Category: europe

The EU is undemocratic

The EU is undemocratic, I hear people say. No, it isn’t, I reply. No more than the UK, anyway. Let me explain why I believe this. There are elections for the European Parliament every...

An idiots guide to dinner and the euro

An idiots guide to dinner and the euro

Picture the scene, if you will. You and a group of friends agree you will go out to dinner somewhere nice – let’s assume it’s to celebrate something. There are 27 of you in...

Europe is dead

Europe is dead

Europe is dead. Or at any rate, the notion of a unified Europe is now in serious decline politically and economically. Sovereign debt, bail-outs, and austerity measures have featured in the news for many...

Signs of the times

Signs of the times

Nothing new here. Feel free to move along. I got to thinking recently (and not for the first time) about the smoking ban in the UK. This was prompted by something I’d heard on...