Tuesday, February 14, 2012

As for Heffer

"For years this paper — a lone voice in the wilderness — has warned that the imposition of a one-size-fits-all currency on Europe’s disparate nations would eventually lead to rioting in the streets. And so, tragically, it has proved", writes Simon Heffer.

A lone voice? Yeah, right! The EU is a profoundly anti-democratic institution, says Heffer. And this is in the paper that supports Britain's continued membership of the EU? This is the paper that also endorses bringing the countries of the Eurozone "under a single economic government, with more uniform tax and spending policies — almost certainly to be dictated by Germany".

This is a newspaper that supports a referendum, but will not support withdrawal. This is a newspaper that will support renegotiation but not withdrawal. It seems it will support anything but withdrawal from this "profoundly anti-democratic institution".