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Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

November 14, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
22 Comments

The state of EU debate

A subject worth another look every year or so – especially with EU elections looming in 2009 – is what sort of discussion (if any) the European Union is inspiring among its citizens. After all, I remain top Google result … Continue reading

December 1, 2007
by James Clive-Matthews
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State-sanctioned mob justice, don’t you just love it?

Pensioner, 83, notches up ASBO: “Police said Mr Hughes, of Vane Lane, Coggeshall, Essex, had not been convicted of any child sex offence. But magistrates had decided to use civil anti-social behaviour laws after police received a number of complaints … Continue reading

September 24, 2007
by James Clive-Matthews
11 Comments

The Sun – you what?

The graphic above appears on the Sun’s website today as part of their “Oi, Gordon – give us a referendum on the EU reform treaty or else” campaign. That it’s full of distortions is unsurprising, but some of these key … Continue reading

September 7, 2007
by James Clive-Matthews
14 Comments

Shouting into the storm – and EU 2.0

Everyone in the UK knows that of the national daily papers, it’s really only the barely-read (and increasingly unreadable) Guardian (c.311,000 sales per issue) and Independent (c.190,000 sales per issue) who are in favour of the European Union. The Times … 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