- May 15, 2011
I’ve hardly ever bought the Observer since it supported the Iraq war, but I made the mistake of reading it today and I wasn’t inclined to start buying it again.
First there was a soft three-page profile of Pamela Geller, a bigoted anti-Muslim harridan who surely doesn’t deserve any more attention than she has already received – let alone in a supposed bastion of British liberalism.
Then there was a piece by Will Hutton on the failure of the left to counter the European right. Hutton is correct to point out that the planned re-introduction of...
- May 07, 2011
Is Europe’s horror of ‘immigration’ paving the way for the unravelling of one of the key components of European integration – the ‘borderless’ Schengen Area? It’s certainly beginning to look that way. Last week the EU Home Office Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom announced forthcoming discussions to introduce a ‘temporary reintroduction of limited internal border controls...
- April 22, 2011
Superb article by Liz Fekete at the Institute of Race Relations on the European-wide convergence between mainstream conservatives and the extreme-right in their attacks on multiculturalism. Her central thesis is that, at a time of economic crisisIn singling out multiculturalism as a threat to national identity, the leaders of Europe’s centre-right parties are using...