Monthly Archives: May 2009

Where Eagles Dare!

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TRAITORS!

The BBC reports this morning that  group of “Tory Grandees” is issuing a broadside against David Cameron’s plans to take Conservative MEPs out of the ultra-federalist EPP group in the European parliament.   I have urged this policy within the … Continue reading

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Let’s keep a sense of proportion

The expenses scandal has been a disgrace.  No one can justify some of the things that have gone on, and quite rightly, party leaders have apologised on behalf of the whole political class.  Guilty or not, we are all tarred … Continue reading

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Vignettes from the stump (2)

It’s like the Marie Celeste out there I have to admit that I find it absurdly touching, and humbling, to stand canvassing on the doorstep and to be told by the householder that she (it usually is “she” through the … Continue reading

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MEPs: Millionaires after one term?

Personally, I’m getting a bit bored with sensational tabloid stories claiming that an MEP can trouser a million pounds in just one five-year term.  They seem to start from the assumption that all the available allowances go straight into the … Continue reading

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The spectacular irrelevance of Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson MP, described as Secretary of State for Health, must be in need of medicine himself.  Or perhaps he’s been taking something.   He is faced with a situation where voters are losing their jobs, and some are losing … Continue reading

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COOL THINKING ON CLIMATE CHANGE:

Why the EU’s climate alarmism is both mistaken and dangerous. The Bruges Group recently invited me to write an extended paper on Climate Alarmism, in the context of the EU’s Energy and Climate policies.  I now have the first copy … Continue reading

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