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Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

November 12, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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Ahhh… Robert Kilroy-Silk…

Remember him? Silver-haired former daytime TV presenter (forced to quit over racist comments) turned ranting political fanatic who was so loopy even UKIP didn’t want him – so bonkers, in fact, that even the anti-EU party he founded himself, Veritas, … Continue reading

March 14, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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Two nutty anti-EU myths dispelled in one day

Myth 1: The EU blindly supports the climate change lobby (Oh noes! Teh Brussels bureaucrats am all Greenpeace activists!) Erm: EU dismisses Brown green VAT plan “Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s plan to slash VAT on environmentally-friendly goods has been given … Continue reading

February 23, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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Calls for a national DNA database… rejected?

Yes, that’s right. The police have asked that every single last one of us has our DNA sampled just in case we commit a heinous crime. And the government are AGAINST it. Hang on. Was there a coup d’etat overnight … Continue reading

February 20, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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On a common EU foreign policy

“Oh noes!” Say the eurosceptics. “Teh Lisbon tweety dat am weely teh constitootion am gonna make teh EU a state and stuff! Got foreign minister! Oh noes! Dat mean common foreign policy! Our sovereignty gone bye-byes! Waaah!” I really can’t … Continue reading

February 19, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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Two dictators gone in the same day

Hurrah, etc. One supported by America throughout his time in power, one persecuted by America for half a century. But there aren’t any double standards, oh no… (And yes, I know Musharraf hasn’t gone, and it was only parliamentary elections … Continue reading

February 16, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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Why I’m (largely) pro-EU

Nutty eurosceptics are always good for a giggle, but can be deeply frustrating for the more sensible anti-EU types, as Tory MEP Daniel Hannan has recently discovered following his (rather silly) expulsion from the EPP – and as those who … Continue reading

November 20, 2007
by James Clive-Matthews
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25 million benefit records lost? Roll on ID cards!

What more can you say? That’s a cock up involving almost half the UK population’s confidential financial details. The names, children’s names, addresses, national insurance numbers and bank details of 25 million people not just compromised, but lost without a … Continue reading

August 17, 2007
by James Clive-Matthews
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Ashley Mote MEP – genius

Ashley Mote MEP, a former UKIPer (who even they wouldn’t have in the party more than a few weeks) who went on to join the controversial far right “Identity, Sovereignty, Tradition” group in the European Parliament, is a bit of … Continue reading

August 11, 2007
by James Clive-Matthews
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Neil Clark of the Guardian is a fictional construct

I mean, what other explanation can there be for this pile of wilfully-ignorant, almost precisely wrong in every way piece of abject dross? “The most nauseating aspect of the campaign is the way we are repeatedly told that the Iraqi … Continue reading

January 24, 2007
by James Clive-Matthews
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Borat does the EU

If you don’t already love the European Union’s new fascist/nationalist grouping (yep, nationalists from seven countries joining together to promote their belief that their own country is the best – I know…), Identity, Sovereignty, Tradition, then get with the programme, … Continue reading

January 18, 2007
by James Clive-Matthews
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Oh dear… *snigger*

Barely has the new far-right European Parliament group “Identity, Tradition, Sovereignty” managed to form than it is starting to fracture. What is it about these nationalist types that makes them so prone to infighting? (As if we didn’t know…) And … Continue reading

November 16, 2005
by James Clive-Matthews
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The EU – evil Catholic antichrist conspiracy

The EU flag is apparently 50 years old today. Hurrah! The great thing is, the flag is a bloody confusing little object. First up, you can’t even get an agreement on who designed it – either Irishman Gerard Slevin or … Continue reading