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Last week’s electoral win by the Conservative party has marked the Labour party’s fall from political grace in Britain. The victory was obtained through political manipulation (as opposed to political leadership) and electoral wizardry first tested in the land down under. Alas, Britain does not have Australia’s natural wealth, nor China as a huge, close-by… » read more

In my previous post dedicated to the debate at the House of Commons I did not make mention of Dr Fox statement on French nuclear assets. Saying that “We must also remember that France itself co-operates very closely on nuclear issues with the United States. The United States, France and the United Kingdom form the… » read more

As usual the House of Commons offered on 2nd November a very rich and dense debate on the ins and outs of the treaties signed between France and the United Kingdom at the occasion of the summit. I warmly recommend you to pay a visit to the video of the debate, that you will reach… » read more

Ein Report der BIZ lässt Übles für Europa ahnen: Entschuldung nicht ohne Unruhen Das jüngste Arbeitspapier der Bank für Internationalen Zahlungsausgleich (BIZ) trägt die harmlose Nummer 300. Doch dahinter verbirgt sich massiver Sprengstoff zur Frage, wie die führenden – vor allem europäischen – Länder jemals ihre Schulden abarbeiten können.  Hier das Szenario der BIZ (in den Grafiken “BIS” abgekürzt,… » read more

This has been on various UKIP election leaflets, so it’s evidently a claim they’re proud of – but does it stand up?
Simple maths tells us that Britain paying £40 million a day to the EU would mean an annual contribution of £14.6 billion. However, the most recent Treasury Report on the UK’s EU budget contributions […]

Several recent speeches by the President of France and foreign ministers of Germany and UK (who are among the most significant net budgetary contributors to the EU) provide a sense of where future EU priorities may lie. And while each spokesman has a different nuance the common issues are: tackling globalization in terms of trade… » read more

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