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EU referendum: the fast-track to defeat

Offered by the Brussels-based European centre of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a sad tale of woe from Judy Dempsey, non-resident senior associate.One can almost feel the pain as she tells us that, on 2 September, the “dwindling band” of...

Brexit: a bundle of lies from Wolfson

But there are also, “those who say we must simply accept the EU’s ever-increasing political and economic costs”. Those are “just as bad, if not worse”.The slyness of this is not immediate apparent, but what the man is doing is framing the...

UK politics: social media and the Syria defeat

Then there was that extraordinary outburst from Matthew d’Ancona on Sunday, who dismissed the Commons vote as: “A nauseating, preening and grubby carnival of inaction”.But if these people don’t have the first idea of what is happening to them,...

UKIP: what to do about Batten?

Andy Coulson, described as Mr Cameron’s ex-spin doctor, has been much in the news of late, advising the Conservatives on how to deal with the UKIP threat.This is the man, of course, who is due to stand trial on phone-hacking related charges, and is perhaps the...

Brexit: London FUD is falling down

All of a sudden, the Evening Standard is running a FUD story, telling us that the bosses of investment bank Goldman Sachs are warning that European banks will relocate onto the Continent from London “in very short order” if Britain exits the European...

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