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Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

September 13, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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Off to Switzerland for the weekend

Expect little in the way of anything from me until Tuesday. (If anyone’s interested, I’ll be staying in the canton of Vaud on the northern shore of Lake Geneva/Leman, to attend a wedding in the rather pretty-looking village of Saint … Continue reading

May 1, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews

London elections – my vote, for those interested

Due to hating the party system, today I shall take great pleasure in not voting based on the colour of the rosettes – not least because the Lib Dems have inexplicably adopted UKIP’s colour scheme of yellow and purple, making … Continue reading

February 16, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews

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

October 12, 2007
by James Clive-Matthews
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Posting from Brussels

If I’ve been a bit quiet recently, it’s because I’ve been insanely busy. This is being written from a hotel alongside the European Parliament buildings in Brussels. I’m slightly tipsy on free wine, and yet rather wishing I was back … Continue reading

September 16, 2007
by James Clive-Matthews
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Off to Brussels on the morrow

It’s been a few years since I’ve trekked out to the Belgian capital, and once again it’s work-related – popping to this impressive building alongside the European Parliament to cover the launch of Tomorrow’s Europe for openDemocracy. More details soon … Continue reading