October 30, 2012

How About Austerity for the EU, Too?

Daniel Hannan, Daily Telegraph

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The change has been so sudden, so dizzying, that commentators are struggling to keep up. As recently as a a couple of years ago, British Europhiles used to aver that we shouldn't get too hung up about our budget contributions. Paying more in, they said, gave us additional leverage in Brussels; complaining, by contrast, cost us influence.

If there is a single politician making that argument today, I have yet to hear him.

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