Monthly Archives: November 2010

Pipe Down, Mr. Archbishop!

One of the best pieces of advice in politics: never e-mail anything that you’d be embarrassed to see on Page 2 of The Sun.  Or Tweet.  I should have known better.  Incensed at Archbishop Rowan Williams’ naive intervention in the … Continue reading

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One of the EU’s minor agencies

I have just returned from Turin, where I formed part of a very small parliamentary delegation (three MEPs) from the Unemployment Committee, which has oversight of the European Training Foundation (ETF). We were led by the redoubtable French MEP Madame … Continue reading

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The EU Budget, now that the dust has settled

Last week, David Cameron went to Brussels to negotiate the EU Budget.  Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to consider how he got on. Before he went, he was very clear.  The EU budget should be cut, just … Continue reading

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UEA/CRU: Who are the “Deniers” now?

On Friday I went to Norwich at the invitation of the Vice Chancellor of the University of East Anglia (UEA), home of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) which has been much in the news in the last twelve months. I … Continue reading

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Meeting the Nocton Mega-Dairy protesters

On Saturday, I went to Potterhanworth in Lincolnshire, to the Chequers Inn, to meet a group of protesters against the proposed Nocton Mega-dairy (Potterhanworth is one of the villages close to the proposed site, along with Dunston, and Nocton itself). Following the receipt … Continue reading

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