Monthly Archives: September 2011

Zahradil storms it in Strasbourg!

Jan Zahradil MEP is the leader of the ECR Group in the parliament, and he’s proving to be a real star.  Speaking in the debate on Barroso’s “State of the Union” speech, Sept 28th, he took a robustly euro-critical line.  … Continue reading

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Verhofstadt’s Federalist Solution

Guy Verhofstadt, in a happy moment MEPs in Strasbourg have recently received a copy letter from Guy Verhofstadt MEP, setting out his proposals to resolve the euro crisis, and addressed to Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. Mr. … Continue reading

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Our renewables policy is literally lunatic

Fairness, Chris?  What’s “fair” about taking money from the poor and giving it to the well-off?   Last July I wrote a review of Matthew Sinclair’s excellent book “Let Them Eat Carbon”.   Matthew will be joining me in a … Continue reading

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A Toast to Mr. Tata!

At last some good news I must confess that my heart sank a few years ago when I heard that the Indian firm Tata was taking over Jaguar.  Tata, after all, was best known for the manufacture of heavy trucks.  … Continue reading

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Estonia joins the euro!

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Prince Charles finds a new pulpit for green sermonising

According to Prince Charles, the human race is, well, doomed.  In his first speech as the newly appointed president of the World Wide Fund for Nature UK (WWF-UK), Prince Charles claimed human beings are already “an endangered species”, and that … Continue reading

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A Conservative Approach to Education

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Biz Club Golf Day at Luffenham Heath Golf Club, and while I was there I met a lady called Jane Reynolds, from the County of Rutland (in Alan Duncan’s constituency).  Jane is … Continue reading

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