Monthly Archives: June 2011

Automotive business & UK manufacturing looking up

Last night I attended a briefing dinner given by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in Brussels.  They confirmed that despite the continuing fragile economy, most auto companies in the UK were quietly confident, with major new investments … Continue reading

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Memorial to the Missing: The Thiepval War Memorial

On Tuesday, I took my Brussels office staff with me on a pilgrimage to the battlefields of the Somme, and to the Memorial to the Missing at Thiepval, near the French town of Albert.  The whole of the Somme area is … Continue reading

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EU assurances overturned in weeks

On May 3rd, it was announced that the EU had achieved an enhanced status at the UN.  It had enjoyed observer status since 1974, but as a result of this new resolution it obtains, for the first time, speaking rights in … Continue reading

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Philip Davies in a spot of bother

Philip Davies MP is a good friend and an excellent chap.  He’s a prominent member of the Freedom Association.  But he seems to have got himself into a spot of bother with the media recently over comments on disability.  True … Continue reading

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Energy Conference in Riga

I’d been to Riga, Latvia, to speak at a one-day energy conference organised by my Latvian ECR colleague Roberts Zile MEP, and I had a helluva trip back.  The Air Baltic flight out of Riga was delayed three hours, so … Continue reading

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Sceptic at large speech

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“Sceptic at Large” launched in London

Yesterday saw the launch in London of my new book “Sceptic at Large” in the former CCO building in Smith Square — now the headquarters of the occupying power in the UK.  The EP office it may have been, but … Continue reading

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