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David Cameron is acting in a principled way over Juncker – so let’s back him

27 June 2014 12:52

It’s pretty rich hearing the Labour Party criticize Cameron for taking a principled stance on Europe. How vulgar, they say, how amateur. Doesn’t he know that the job is to… Continue reading

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Cyprus: This isn’t a tax, it’s a bank raid

18 March 2013 15:52

You know this levy on Cyprus bank deposits? It’s not a levy. A levy is a kind of tax, and what is happening to the people with bank deposits in… Continue reading

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Who wins as Spain stutters?

11 June 2012 18:00

The news that matters today isn’t what was said at Leveson, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the government won’t act on the inquiry’s report if it suggests anything big, but… Continue reading

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The staring contest over Greece

15 May 2012 17:50

Now that negotiations have broken down in Athens, and there will be another election, we face the prospect of an almighty staring contest. On one side, the Eurocracy, who will… Continue reading

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Get set for more Greek elections

11 May 2012 14:50

A second Greek election is looking more and more likely, with party leaders unable to form a coalition. I reported on Tuesday that Antonis Samaras — leader of the largest… Continue reading

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The Greek tragedy goes on

8 May 2012 9:18

‘The eurozone’s weakest link just got weaker.’ So says Tristan Cooper, sovereign debt analyst at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, on the results of Sunday’s Greek elections. The four parties who said… Continue reading

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The hurdles facing Greece

21 February 2012 19:00

Greece’s problems are far from over. As Pete said this morning, the €130 billion bailout hardly means the country is out of the woods, or that it won’t still be… Continue reading

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Bailout country

16 February 2012 11:48

With the political wrangling over another Greek bailout continuing today, we thought CoffeeHousers might care to read (or re-read) Faisal Islam’s cover piece for The Spectator from four months ago:… Continue reading

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The steady erosion of Greek democracy

15 February 2012 17:35

The longer this Greek crisis goes on, the clearer the various agendas at play are becoming. As the Greek finance minister said earlier, the actions of the Eurozone’s northern faction… Continue reading

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Greece needs to quit the eurozone

10 February 2012 14:05

The Greek people are being crucified on a cross of euros. Unemployment there is 21 per cent and rising fast and the austerity pact that its politicians have cobbled together… Continue reading

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When one euro is worth more than another

27 January 2012 23:21

Faisal Islam has a very interesting report from Davos on how at least one bank no longer believes that a euro from Ireland, say, is worth the same as one… Continue reading

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Who will bail out the EU bailout fund?

8 November 2011 13:33

While all eyes are fixed on Italy’s ever-increasing borrowing rates, a far larger problem may well be emerging. The EU bailout fund, set up to help countries who can’t borrow,… Continue reading

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Papandreou to go, but uncertainty remains

7 November 2011 9:13

The eyes of Europe, which have been focused on Greece all week, will see a slightly brighter picture today – albeit one still engulfed in heavy fog. The good news:… Continue reading

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The euro is destroying Europe

3 November 2011 10:56

This week’s issue of The Spectator hits the newsstands today. Here, for CoffeeHousers, is James Forsyth’s Politics column from it: Last week’s rebellion by David Cameron’s backbenchers in support of… Continue reading

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What will Osborne’s offer to the IMF amount to?

16 October 2011 10:04

George Osborne’s allies may be filtering across government, but what of the man himself? He was at a meeting of G20 finance ministers in Paris yesterday, and trying to maintain… Continue reading

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Slovakia says "nie" to the euro bailout

11 October 2011 22:08

Slovakia is a small country that most people might confuse for Slovenia at a Pub Quiz. It has been a member of the eurozone for less than three years and… Continue reading

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Lagarde’s appointment is a win for Osborne

28 June 2011 19:19

The appointment of Christine Lagarde as head of the IMF is a diplomatic victory for George Osborne. The Chancellor was one of her earliest supporters, was the first to nominate… Continue reading

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Cameron: no more bailouts

24 June 2011 9:19

It’s another of those special Cameron victories in Europe: we’re in for a second Greek bailout, but not quite as much as we might have been. Britain will contribute a… Continue reading

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How the Finns might rock the European boat

20 April 2011 18:51

Normally, the results of the Finnish elections don’t merit much discussion. But the success of the True Finns, the only party to put on seats in the elections there last… Continue reading

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Another Eurozone country bailout looms

24 March 2011 0:08

The front pages of tomorrow’s papers are a mixed bag for George Osborne. He’ll be happy with The Sun’s welcome for his abolition of the fuel escalator but, I suspect,… Continue reading

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