If you’re British and care about UK-EU relations, then you’re either in a state of permanent delusion or permanent depression

Two grandees of UK politics were at it again today. Peter Mandelson, while at least acknowledging an in-out referendum for the UK, was nevertheless pompous and deluded in the FT: “pro-Europeans […] should acknowledge that their case has largely been won by default and that it needs to be re-articulated with fresh vigour”. Vince Cable, […]

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‘Now is not the time to put the environment in the back seat’ – some framing lessons for Janez Potočnik

Yet more EU politics reflections via Twitter today – I saw this from Janez Potočnik, Environment Commissioner: [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/JanezPotocnikEU/status/55991013877096448″] The link leads through to a speech he gave in Athens today – full text here. The key message – that the worst of the financial crisis is over for Greece and now is the time to […]

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