Tag Archives: European Union

What’s Spanish for Deja Vu?

A Royal Navy warship is to pay a “routine” visit to Gibraltar, the UK government has said, amid a continuing row with Spain over border checks. Relations between Gibraltar and Spain have deteriorated in recent weeks. But the Ministry of Defence said the visit was “long-planned” and one of many “regular and routine deployments”. HMS […]

Pax Europa

The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for six decades of work in advancing peace in Europe. The committee said the EU had helped to transform Europe “from a continent of war to a continent of peace”. The award comes as the EU faces the biggest crisis of its history, with recession […]

Broken by the fix

What do the goldzone Great Depression (1929-3?) and the Eurozone Great Recession (2008-?) have in common? They were both created by European central banks with the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) as accessory during and after the fact. (Yes, the monetary shock which set off the Great Recession started in Europe though the responsibility of the […]

A misbegotten Union – Guest post by Lorenzo

[SL: it is now compulsory, in order to practice in either England or Scotland, to study European Union Law (I managed to evade it at Oxford, just), which I suspect is misconceived, at least on the part of those who rather like the European Union. It exposes the bones of an organisation so badly run […]

Distractions, distractions…

While the country was (is) entertained (ish) by News Ltd shenanigans, pie chucking in parliament and Wendi Deng coming out as one of the Charlie’s Angels, the Euro has been slowly tanking. There are now fairly short odds in various places that the whole thing will go belly-up, or at the very least the weaker […]