European Stitch-Up

Who could think me a dangerous visitor?

Last week we had a pretty unanimous conclusion from within the government about the impact of the meetings on Thursday night. The use of the British veto was necessary, because, as he said last Friday: “The demands Britain made for safeguards, on which the Coalition Government was united, were modest and reasonable. They were safeguards … Continue reading

What next for the Euro?

Piacenza - lovely city, but Britain needs British accountants and civil servants, not European ones.

So once again, it’s the bad old Brits who’ve ruined things in Europe. OK, don’t expect this to be entirely rational. I was up until early this morning signing Christmas cards. Still, my natural grumpiness has been enhanced today by the entirely predictable sulkiness of Mr Sarkozy this morning. It’s all Britain’s fault. Mr Sarkozy … Continue reading

The Emperor’s New Clothes

In the old days, we used to use stuff like - well, paper. Thanks to my old boss, Mike Willcocks for demonstrating its correct use!

As an ex-computer salesman, this really grabbed my interest today. The idea that a man could propose stopping using emails is pretty remarkable for any business. But for a senior exec? The article’s here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16055310 The first thing to strike you is that it’s ludicrous that a senior businessman could suggest not using email. I … Continue reading

Europe: the Locomotive without brakes

It feels like the sun is going down on Europe.

There is nothing wrong with the idea of Europe. Right. I’ve said it. I don’t object to Europe, and in fact since it’s been a project on the go since I was a boy in shorts, I’m quite used to it – sort of. However, I’m not quite sure what it is I’m supposed to … Continue reading