Category Archives: Sovereign states

THE SOVEREIGNTY ILLUSION

The anti-EU mob’s sovereignty argument is an illusion. The UK is as sovereign a nation as we’ve ever been. The UK and its constituent parts have always succeeded when pooling sovereignty and working with others. Alone, Britain lost half the … Continue reading

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Veto! 24+ hours on

The only honourable course for prime miniser David Cameron, chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne and foreign secretary William Hague is resignation: resignation by morning. Let people who do not hate this country and Europe take their place to try … Continue reading

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Veto!

Prime minister David Cameron’s veto at the EU summit in Brussels leaves the UK isolated in a way that has no precedent. His “veto” is a refusal not to take part in discussions which are going to go ahead without the … Continue reading

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3rd Update: The United Kingdom and the Eurozone crisis

As he heads to the EU summit in Brussels, will the UK prime minister, David Cameron, be thinking about the London Conference nearly 80 years ago, also called to resolve an international financial crisis and avoid a further recession? That … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Update: The United Kingdom and the Eurozone crisis

David Cameron’s threat today to veto any new EU treaty (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-16048131) confirms the worst.  Of course he is right to defend the United Kingdom’s interests and not to sign any treaty that does not accord with our interests (although as … Continue reading

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Greece and the Eurozone crisis

Just when I think I understand what is going on, I don’t. There was a deal to resolve the Eurozone crisis, which meant solving the Greek crisis.  Then there wasn’t because the Greek prime minister, George Papandreou, called a referendum … Continue reading

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