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Whistling Dixie

By Anastasia , published on Mar 1, 2013

Barack Obama has seen fit to lecture us benighted Brits on the value of the European Union. I have only one observation: I do so wish that he would stick to his own Union and not ours. Does he not have troubles enough on his doorstep? Perhaps he might care for a few helpful tips on managing his own affairs? Would he welcome such a thing? I rather think not.

He's a bit worried, you see, by Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposed in out referendum on British membership of our less perfect Union. His administration has gone so far as to ‘warn’ (good word) our government against secession.... (more)

Tags: barack obama, european union, bureaucracy, david cameron, referendum, super national institutions

Waiting for a Hero

By Anastasia , published on Nov 27, 2012

...drink the free champagne and talk too loud, should also travel at the expense of the benighted European taxpayer.

I dare say things are much worse now. There is so much about this venal and corrupt organisation that simply never comes to light, so much about the waste of its bloated bureaucracy. I was interested to note, though not at all surprised, that the European Union’s (EU) own auditors have refused to sign off on its accounts for the past eighteen years.

For me the EU, aside from the ever present challenge to the integrity and sovereignty of my nation, means one... (more)

Tags: taxation, european union, bureaucracy, david cameron, public finance

Give me Liberty or Give me…Obama

By Anastasia , published on May 10, 2012

...has acquired a life of its own. Its acquired a life in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where, as Weigel says, one finds Obama’s statist tendencies at the most refined. Here the sacred flame of creeping state socialism is guarded with care.

This self-serving bureaucracy is set to acquire power over so many aspects of American life, of the life of ordinary Americans, set to be strangled in red tape. It’s staffed by people who represent the hard left of American politics. These are the refugees from The West Wing, now enjoying unprecedented and vicarious... (more)

Tags: health care, barack obama, american politics, bureaucracy, the presidency

Europe’s Coming Crisis

By Anastasia , published on Dec 13, 2011

Are you following events in Europe, the slow motion death of democracy? Yes, that’s what’s happening, all part of the continuing attempt to stabilise the troubled euro, all part of an attempt to restore the confidence of the financial markets in the benighted single currency.

The latest proposal, one that Britain opted out of, is to introduce more centralised control over the tax and spending decisions of the individual members of the euro-zone, some seventeen in all at present. European leaders, in their boundless wisdom, have suddenly discovered that one cannot have monetary union... (more)

Tags: democracy, european union, euro crisis, bureaucracy

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