Monthly Archives: February 2012

Game Changer

Showing my age: back in 1975, we had a referendum on membership of the mendaciously-named “Common Market”, and to my eternal shame I voted Yes.  After all (they told us) it was all about trade and jobs, and who could … Continue reading

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Fuel Cells, German-style

It seems that these fuel-cell vehicles just won’t go away.  I wrote about my recent test-drive in an adapted Hyundai. Today we had a briefing on the Mercedes programme, and afterwards I did a quick spin in their test car, … Continue reading

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Socialists Oppose Jobs!

Strange though it seems, the Socialists in the European parliament seem to be opposed to job creation in Romania. In my capacity as member of the parliament’s Petitions Committee I travelled to Romania last November to meet with representatives of the … Continue reading

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The “Social Benefits” of the Private Sector

It seems that the world of business has started to become alarmed by attacks on it from people who should know better.  We expect it from the likes of Vince Cable — wise old owl turned headless chicken.  But we … Continue reading

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“The Coalition of the Unwilling”

“The Coalition of the Unwilling”   The EU’s “Emissions Trading Scheme” (ETS) is one of a number of measures adopted by the EU to “fight climate change”. It is part of a massive, complex array of confusing and overlapping green initiatives … Continue reading

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Just how wrong can Cameron be?

  A while ago I wrote a piece about Angry Old Men (hat-tip to Victor Meldrew), so you won’t be surprised to hear that all too often I open my morning paper to find something that annoys me.  Usually a quick outburst … Continue reading

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Now available: My new DVD

Hot from the printer (or is it “burner”?), I have my new DVD, with a lot of lively stuff on Europe, on climate, and on a range of other issues.  Copies are being sent to constituencies across the East Midlands: … Continue reading

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