Wednesday, 25 November 2009

My Mate Daniel Hannan MEP

The news in Brussels has been dominated by the appointment of Herman Van Rompuy as the EU’s president, and Baroness Ashton as his foreign minister. The whole thing was, of course, an affront to democracy: a lifelong quangocrat was appointed in secret to a post created by a treaty we were not allowed to vote on. I made this argument in the Telegraph ( as well as taking it to a different audience - and in different language - in the Guardian (

Meanwhile, the Left has continued its demented smear campaign against our allies in the European Conservatives and Reformists ( We should remember that, at a time when many of these critics were members of CND, our allies were leading the democratic revolutions whose twentieth anniversaries we are now celebrating (

I was chuffed to pick up two prizes: one from the Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year Awards (; and the other from the Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism (

Greece may become the first country to crash out of the euro:

Finally, if you haven’t seen it, you’ll enjoy this destructive take on Labour’s appalling party political broadcast:

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