ECU No, not the European Currency Unit (now the euro) but Ever Closer Union, still the main ambition of the EU bureaucrats and other supporters. The euro is under attack from Italy and if it succeeds in freeing itself then Greece, Spain and Portugal are likely to follow; the goal of Ever Closer Union cannot … More Quickies-2


Softly, Softly: The British people voted to leave the European Union. To argue as most Labour and rebel Tory MPs are doing that they didn’t vote to leave the Single Market and Customs Union is equivalent to saying they voted to leave the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Court of Justice so … More Quickies-1

Multiple Visions

The EU continues to pursue its ambition to achieve – and to run – a supranational state in Europe: “The euro is more than just a currency. It is a political and economic project. All members of our Monetary Union have given up their previous national currencies once and for all and permanently share monetary … More Multiple Visions

It’s the Wrong Way to Tackle Merkel

In 1975 Australia’s Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, was dismissed by Governor-General Sir John Kerr, Australia’s de facto President. (although formally the Queen’s official representative, the Palace was clear that this was a sovereign issue, as indeed is the appointment of Governor-Generals in reality). The Australian government didn’t have enough Senate support to get its budget … More It’s the Wrong Way to Tackle Merkel