Gideon's Blog

In direct contravention of my wife's explicit instructions, herewith I inaugurate my first blog. Long may it prosper.

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Sunday, April 20, 2003
An excellent piece in The Spectator about why Britain should withdraw from the EU. Some other countries to invite in to an expanded customs union that (in the author's view) would include the EU plus Britain, Russia and Turkey: Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Egypt. Why should France get to posture as leader of the Arab and African worlds? They're the ones keeping the Turks out of the EU and their former colonies (e.g. the Ivory Coast) under their thumb militarily.

And I wonder if the Poles would even want to join the EU if they had a realistic alternative? Are agricultural subsidies really worth subservience to Franco-Germany? That's the question that should be at the forefront of every Central European state now that the plans for the EU Constitution have been unveiled. Here's hoping the answer is "no."