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Horsemeat scandal: multiple agendas

We’ve had over a week now of high-intensity publicity and although it is abating, it is very far from over. We’ve had a wonderfully mad piece from Will Hutton and a classic anti-supermarket piece in The Observer, balanced by a silly comment by Malcolm...

Horsemeat scandal: “damning” evidence

Sawer’s lament is that a “directive issued by EU officials in 2006” scrapped daily inspections at cutting plants, following which plant operators were given advance notice of FSA visits, sometimes as far ahead as two months – thus allowing them to...

Booker: Owen Paterson gets a grip

It is not like Booker to be kind to politicians but, as we have both watched the performance of Environment Secretary Owen Paterson over the last couple of weeks, we have both agreed that we were witnessing something exceptional. Interestingly, even Peter Oborne seems...

EU politics: the silence of the media

“You will have heard a lot about horse meat recently” writes Charles Moore in today’s Daily Telegraph, something of an understatement, you might think. “Yet”, he goes on to say, “you almost certainly will not have heard of...
EU politics: gay marriage not an EU competence

EU politics: gay marriage not an EU competence

EU politics: gay marriage not an EU competence Richard North, 15/02/2013    Follow @eureferendum Despite the multiple errors in UKIP’s claim about EU involvement in the gay marriage furore (analysed here) its story remains on its website, and is still doing the...

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