Norway: back in the European Union

Tired but better educated, we’re back in the EU, after a brief moment of freedom. The photograph is of Oslo City Hall (the building with the twin towers), the centre of local government in the city, taken on Thursday from a boat out in the fjord – a cue to...

Brexit: economically neutral at best

Our net contribution to the EU soared from £10.83 billion in 2011 to £12.23 billion last year, says the Office for National Statistics, via the Daily Express. The gross contribution was a record £20 billion, and the £7.78 billion returned from Brussels was the lowest...

EU politics: bully-boy “Europe”

We’ve not been watching the news as closely as we should, so Your Freedom and Ours beat us to the punch on the latest developments in the mackerel dispute. And now, bully-boy “Europe” has finally acted against the Faroes, with member states agreeing...

FOI: What fun!

FOI: What fun! Peter North, 01/08/2013    Follow @eureferendum Very often I find myself under-employed at work so I have invented a fun new game.  Every lunchtime I dream up an FOI request and pick a council at random. Last week I put in an FOI request to Lincolnshire...

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