An entire column about language, Europe, euroscepticism and the like. Nowhere, not once, does he make the distinction between Europe and the European Union. The former is an economic, cultural and geographic reality all of which we all deal with in our own ways. The latter is a specific political structure which we are (or at least should be) free to welcome or deride as our fancy takes us. To conflate the two is the mark of a very lazy journalist indeed.
It\’s questionable whether any coalition could be built to support the construction of the Channel Tunnel and high-speed rail link to Europe today
It isn\’t questionable at all you stupid man. Knowing what we know now we\’d never even dream of trying to build it! It\’s lost shedloads of money, it\’ll never pay back the debt it took on, we quite literally pissed billions of pounds of wealth into a hole in the ground and we\’ll never, ever, get it back.
It made us poorer and if we\’d known that back then we\’d not have done it now, would we?