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Update – 14.10 23/01/13:Further reactions from Germany. DPA reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany will:”Talk intensively with the United Kingdom about their visions in detail” German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert added t…

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German lessons

Simon Heffer’s piece in the Daily Mail on how “Germany is using the financial crisis to conquer Europe” has made the news in Germany, with Handelsblatt noting yesterday:
“Although the Second World War is over 66 years ago, Europe’s fear for the Germa…

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It’s always interesting to observe instances when those who try to occupy the high ground on Europe, claiming to know the facts about the EU, get the facts wrong. Here’s an example:Over on his Guardian blog, Roy Greenslade – a professor of journalism a…

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Last June, we published a pamphlet titled “They Said It: how the EU elite got it wrong on the euro”, in which we compared what politicians, central bankers, journalists and opinion makers said about the Single Currency before the eurozone crisis erupte…

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Waking up to ‘Europe’

Parliament’s stance against the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights to give prisoners a vote has again inspired UK commentators to take a closer look at ‘Europe’.The right of prisoners to vote is an ECHR issue – not an EU one (the ECHR…

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The two-lane Europe fallacy

Assumptions in the British media are funny sometimes (though other countries’ suffer from this too) – not least amongst those who claim to take the intellectual high-ground on the European Union.Consider this quote from the Guardian, for example, in a…

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Hysterical and one-sided

It’s always amusing to witness journalists and politicians with euro-enthusiastic tendencies having a go at parts of the British press for being biased on Europe, while at the same time being guilty themselves of some seriously one-sided and dubious re…

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