MR OETTINGER GOES TO HAMBURG; MR JUNCKER GETS A HEADACHE

One has long had one’s doubts about Gunther Oettinger as a funny speaker; the anthology of his wittiest speeches was always likely to be a thin one. And his latest foray on October 26th in front of the AGA employers’ federation in Hamburg seems unlikely to change this...

RESPECT THE REFERENDUM RESULT? HELL, NO!

I have nothing but respect and admiration for Hilary Benn, Ed Miliband, Anne Soubry, Ken Clarke and Nick Clegg in their campaign for a degree of democratic control over the Brexit mandate and subsequent negotiations. That the government and media are now calling up...

PARADISE REGAINED OR THE NEW ARGENTINA?

An unelected leader, by-passing parliamentary democracy, a junta divided, a devalued currency, a return to inflation with a vengeance, foreign investment frightened away, the balance of payments deficit at historic highs, crippling public and stratospheric private...

We Need To Talk About Theresa (Part Two)

Our Prime Minister has a way with words; ‘Brexit means Brexit’ – the acme of meaninglessness; ‘the Golden Era’, although inexplicably this has now slipped  out of usage; and ‘No running narrative on Brexit’, which is code...