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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...

Horsemeat scandal: extruded verbal material

There are people who read this blog – and there are those who are ill-informed. In the ranks of the latter, however, are not only the readers of the Financial Times but those (especially) who write it, and those upon whom the journalists rely for their information.How...
Horsemeat scandal: a modest piece

Horsemeat scandal: a modest piece

Richard North, 15/02/2013    Follow @eureferendum A modest piece about the EU, also available online.  The advert topping the piece on my browser reads “Europe for less”.  It is actually an advert for City Jet, but I take it as a sign.COMMENT:...

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