The Head of the Royal Navy today has some stern words to say today about how Scottish independence would damage UK maritime security.  Here are a few quick and perhaps rather obvious points in response. First, what happens to UK and Scottish maritime security should Scots vote for independence would depend on extensive political negotiations.. read more →

28 Dec 2012
December 28, 2012

How European Democracy Works

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I see that Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, has been stressing how the UK can’t negotiate aspects of our relationship with the EU in the event of a democratic referendum in the UK.  I wrote a few days ago about my bemusement with the whole business of what Europe’s top guns are up.. read more →