2nd Update: The United Kingdom and the Eurozone crisis

Here is common sense and leadership from justice secretary Kenneth Clarke in today’s Financial Times: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5606a946-201a-11e1-8662-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1fomGwuZY. (You may have to register to read it, but registration is free). He was a good minister to work for, as I recall.

Also worth watching on the BBC News is North Smith’s interview on College Green outside Parliament with Mark Pritchard MP, a Conservative Eurosceptic, and Denis McShane MP, former UK minister for Europe. Asked what powers Eurosceptics wanted to repatriate, Mark Pritchard said “The financial transactions tax” and refered to the damage it was doing to pension funds. Norman Smith and Denis McShane pointed out that the tax (usually called the Tobin tax or Robin Hood tax) didn’t exist and was just a proposal. The question was put again and again Mark Pritchard went on about the financial transactions tax. So again he was told the tax didn’t exist and again the question was put and after floundering he said, “The Working Time Directive”.

Speaks for itself really. The Eurosceptics canot distinguish between what is real and what isn’t; and they want us all to work till we drop. They want to take us back to the days of hospital doctors working for days without sleep, of truck drivers falling asleep at the wheel and of employers forcing unpaid overtime on the lowest paid. The Eurosceptics don’t like this country, do they?

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