Mr Juncker wants our pity as well as our money
The latest entry in John Redwood’s Diary discusses the European Commission President’s recent press conference on Greece Mr Juncker’s 29th June press conference is already infamous for his parting jibe that the Greeks should not commit suicide because they are afraid of death. There is a serious problem of suicide levels in Greece thanks to… Read more
EU wants control over our holiday snaps
A new EU amendment to the InfoSoc Directive will give the EU the power to ban holiday snaps which include famous buildings and artwork. The proposal threatens the long-established ‘freedom of panorama’, a principle of copyright law which permits people to take photographs, video footage and paintings of buildings, sculptures, and works of art in… Read more
The euro versus democracy- a Greek tragedy
The latest entry in John Redwood’s Diary discusses the conflict between the democratic wishes of the Greek people and the desire of the Euro leaders for Greece to come to terms with its creditors. The Greek government’s wish to put the latest Euro area/IMF offer to voters for decision is a game changer. It has… Read more
Brussels to Mothers: Get Back to Work!
The EU has had the cheek to instruct the British government to do more to encourage stay-at-home mothers to go back to work. This comes at the same time as the number of women who chose not to work and raise their own children hit an all-time low.
The European disunion
The latest entry in John Redwood’s Diary dispels the myth that the EU has brought peace and harmony to Europe. Yesterday we saw yet again just how dysfunctional the EU has become. Far from creating union, peace and harmony, it is creating rows and conflicts between European countries. Germany and Greece are showing great dislike… Read more
The emerging United States of Euroland
The latest entry in John Redwood’s Diary explains how the five presidents points to creation of a United States of Euroland. It has long been permitted to talk of political union on the continent, just as surely as it has been regularly denied in the UK. On 22nd June the “five Presidents” of the Euro… Read more
Waterloo Undermines the Europhile Version of History
Last week marked the 200 year anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo fought between the army of the French ruler Napoleon Bonaparte and the combined armies of Britain and Prussia. The battle, and Napoleon’s subsequent exile, brought about a century of relative peace for Europe until the First World War in 1914.
Referendum – framing the choice
The latest entry in John Redwood’s Diary explains why a In vote under current treaties will result in the UK being taken for a ride toward further political union: Those who want to stay in the current EU will seek to pose as the champions of the status quo. They will doubtless propose all sorts… Read more