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Troubled times for the Tories

March 5, 2013

Is the Eastleigh by-election just another opportunity for British voters to let off some steam about the state of the British political system or should Cameron and the Tories be watching their backs?

One For the Good Room…

October 15, 2012 1 Comment

Congratulations to the European Union for winning the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. But is it deserved?   And so, the European Union has been awarded this year’s Nobel Peace prize for transforming from a “continent of war to a continent of peace”. The $1.2 million paycheck would certainly be welcomed by Brussels in wake of […]

Angela, Ich Liebe Dich.

August 23, 2012

Last week, the Guardian published a piece by Jochen Hung on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s popularity in Germany. Despite being at the very centre of the Eurozone crisis (and copping her fair share of international flack), Frau Doktor Merkel has done very well for herself with polls revealing 70% of Germans still believe Merkel is […]

The one about the Irish and the referendums……

March 25, 2012

Earlier this month it was announced that Irish voters would be heading to the polls to vote on the new European fiscal compact. While this was a predicted outcome as Ireland’s constitutional obligations require a referendum, the media coverage of the referendum took a tone that sounded a bit like here we go again. One […]

Bienvenue, Croatia

January 23, 2012 1 Comment

Croatia may have just become that one party guest who turned up when all the booze had run out and the cops were on their way. Last weekend, Croats took to the polls to vote on a referendum determining whether or not the country could proceed towards accession into the European Union (E.U). With almost […]

The Odd Man Out in Brussels

December 8, 2011 5 Comments

David Cameron will arrive in Brussels tomorrow a conflicted man. Cameron now finds himself in a place between a Eurosceptic cabinet (and an even more Eurosceptic party) and pressures from his French and German counterparts to head towards a new European Union (EU) referendum, which could possibly rescue the Eurozone. If it wasn’t for Cameron […]

Another Franco-German Plan, Another Round of Referendums (or Two)

December 6, 2011

Overnight it appeared that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy had appeared to put their differences aside to come up with a strategy to tighten economic cooperation in the European Union. The duo have proposed a new EU treaty that would impose automatic sanctions on Eurozone countries that break debt rules. These […]