UK Daily Mail
July 23, 2011
So here go again.
With British attention distracted by the phone-hacking scandal, this week the European political elite hurled another £96 billion at the ailing Greek economy, desperate to stave off a financial meltdown that could plunge the entire European project into disaster.
For the time being, the markets have been mollified. But, of course, we have been here before. Once again the deckchairs are being rearranged on the Titanic.
Indeed, exactly 40 years after Edward Heath’s government published the terms for British entry into the European Economic Community, the ancestor of today’s EU, there has never been a wider gulf between the privileged European political class and their anxious, bewildered and hard-pressed people.