Dissidents in Eastern Europe could look to Thatcher’s Britain to stand up for their liberty. Are we still the sort of people to whom democrats turn?
Is it truly necessary to keep reciting these arguments? Sadly, yes – in each generation some people are drawn to brutal ideologies.
The overwhelming evidence, after years of trying, is that the political will and courage simply is not there.
Wales has held the dubious accolade of the worst education system in the UK for a decade.
When the moral case is made for high levels of immigration, the negative impact of mass emigration on the countries left behind always seems to be forgotten.
The EPP Christian Democrat group now believes that the Union can reconnect to people by giving richer middle class kids free summer holidays backpacking around the Dordogne.
By appeasing blackmailing autocrats such as the Turkish President, the EU is undermining the democratic and liberal values which it’s supposed to support.
Whether reform can be delivered in time to convince us Brits to vote to stay in the Union remains to be seen.
A boost for Len Pen. A blow to Merkel. More Europe-wide security measures. No Commons vote on bombing Syria. And, more distantly, the end of free movement?
There are people in Brussels who will want to drive a proposal so that the institutions here can grab more power, gain more profile and seem more relevant.
Russian President has trapped himself in a self-destructive spiral of nationalist rhetoric, economic self-harm and military aggression.
For all of the undoubted hardship suffered by the Greek people, the fact that other EU member states have had it worse is often overlooked.