Category Archives: Europe


I’m sure no one on the right side of the pond can have missed the stories of flooding and misery that have been in the headlines for the past few weeks. Just before the main holiday season, thousands of homes and businesses have been swept away by flood waters which have left a trail of […]

UKIP and why I’ll be voting for them

Those of you who don’t live in the EU have probably escaped the fact that on May 22, a large proportion of us are going to vote for our representatives in the European Parliament – our MEPs. I have been asked on several occasions how I plan to vote, and why. I plan to vote […]

The Tories and the truth about Europe

I’ve been meaning to comment on this for a while, but I’ve somehow always had something a little more interesting to do. Nigel Farage has said that UKIP isn’t a Tory splinter group. And quite right he is, too: they aren’t. However Nigel isn’t the reason I feel like commenting. This little snippet from that […]

Is David Cameron running scared of UKIP?

So, as David “Call Me Dave” Cameron cancels his long-awaited speech on Europe (he means the EU) which he was due to deliver whilst in the Netherlands tomorrow as he wants to stay here and keep on top of the latest developments unfolding in Algeria, he has said in an interview with House magazine that […]

The time will never be right for David Cameron to hold a referendum on the EU

Nigel Farage makes some excellent points in his most recent article over at the Telegraph – article reproduced here: I have had enough of being told that we will have an EU referendum “when the time is right”. The time has come for a real debate: I challenge the Prime Minister to debate with me […]

“Cast Iron” Dave and an EU referendum

David “Call Me Dave” Cameron has an article in the Torygraph outlining his stance on the EU, or Europe, as he insists on calling it. As you might imagine, not much has changed: Davey Boy is still pro-EU, he doesn’t believe that the majority of people in the country want to leave the EU, and […]

How did the Euro start?

Baldrick: What I want to know, Sir, is before there was a Euro there were lots of different types of money that different people used. And now there’s only one type of money that the foreign people use. And what I want to know is, how did we get from one state of affairs to […]

Europe finally awakes from its utopian dream

Found this article from The Telegraph, by Janet Daly interesting: Let’s say this again, just in case a single sentient being on the planet has missed it: Germany cannot simply decide to bail Greece (or Spain, or Italy, etc) out of its debts. OK? However much Angela Merkel is nagged, berated, bullied and patronised by […]

A Christmas Carol

In Europe. Ruled by Europe.

And so it seems that the David “Call Me Dave” Cameron – the Buttered New Potato of politics – has finally shown his true colours. Despite all his talk and bluster about the EU and the repatriation of powers from Brussels to Westminster, he has issued a three-line whip on his party, threatening any MPs […]