“EU BANS TEDDIES IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS”.

Kathleen Garnett True? False? Who cares? It’s a great headline. With many shops, particularly in the UK, already displaying Christmas baubles in their windows it’s a timely news item certain to grab reader's attention – especially that broad demographic “parents” who are already fretting over how to fill their children’s stockings in time for Christmas. …

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Did the earth move for you last night or did you wake up with a stranger in the bed?

Many are calling last night’s election results an earthquake but as EU Perspectives argues, the results are less alarming than the media would have us believe. The Germans, after all, voted overwhelmingly for Angela Merkel’s party and let’s face it there is nothing fringe about Angela Merkel apart from, perhaps, her actual fringe. The wide grins, the satisfied …

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Farage re-invents the wheel and claims expenses for his radical new discovery.

It’s been a busy few weeks for Nigel Farage. You’d have thought, like the rest of us, he’d take a couple of days off to enjoy an Easter break with his long-suffering, hard-working German wife and family, but no. What with the EU Parliamentary elections so close at hand there’s not a moment’s rest for …

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Introducing Brussels’ Court Jester: Mr Fargy-Wargy

Que: What do Hyacinth and Nigel have in common? Ans: Surnames that can be pronounced according to personal preference. Hyacinth, snob extraordinaire and little England social climber, insists her surname is not Bucket (as in there’s a hole in my …) but Bouquet – as in pretty floral arrangement sitting atop grand pianos in National Trust …

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