In his anger, Cameron has made Britain a toxic brand | Jonathan Freedland | Comment is free | The Guardian

Press room of the European Commission inside t...

Press room of the European Commission inside the Berlaymont building, Brussels. Taken on EU open day 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: East entrance of HM Treasury Français...

English: East entrance of HM Treasury Français : Entrée Est de HM Treasury (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

European flag outside the Commission

European flag outside the Commission (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article by Jonathan Freedland in the Guardian is well worth a read. Check it out!

via In his anger, Cameron has made Britain a toxic brand | Jonathan Freedland | Comment is free | The Guardian.

I am not sure that I accept much of Freedland’s argument. It’s too rambling and unfocused for my taste. However, I agree with the conclusion that Cameron could have played the hand more effectively.

Personally, I would have focused on three aspects of this story.

Firstly, why did Cameron not know about the extra bill? Had it been suppressed by the Treasury? Or had it not yet got picked up in the accounts?

Secondly, how is it possible for the European Commission to ask for a revision? Unquestionably, there is a budgeting process? If extra costs are envisioned, clearly the normal practice is to propose corresponding cuts?

Thirdly, if there were to be any supplementary costs, certainly the whole bill should have been presented to Germany, whose austerity policies have caused the mounting crisis?

Thoughts?

Britain’s Fumble on Phrasing – NYTimes.com

Ed Milliband MP speaking at the Labour Party c...

Ed Milliband MP speaking at the Labour Party conference. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent, must-read op-ed article from the NYT. Check it out!

via Britain’s Fumble on Phrasing – NYTimes.com.

The article cites the facts that have been deliberately subordinated in much of the UK and Europe’s media, with the latter pandering to the influence of political Islam. The article demonizes Ed Miliband, leader of the UK’s Labour Party, and likely next UK Prime Minister (according to opinion polls). Milliband’s family are of Jewish origin. Perhaps, Milliband should remember that if he was around in Nazi Germany, he would have been wearing a yellow-arm band. Personally, I struggle with the hypocrisy of Miliband whom it seems would sooner support political Islam than speak against anti-Semitism.

Thoughts?