That Lisbon Non-Event

I arrived at Heathrow last night to find someone reading an Irish Independent front page announcing that a ‘Cowen-Brown rift deals blow to key Lisbon talks’. Happily, the impasse (which didn’t even make the inside pages in any British paper I read) was resolved, and the EU agreed a statement that says, in effect, that… Continue reading That Lisbon Non-Event

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Sometimes, I listen to a story on the radio, and find myself shouting at some piece of idiocy. And some days, I just find myself muttering ‘get on with it’. Which brings us to Brian Cowen’s Grand Tour of Europe: Luxembourg, Germany, London and Paris by the end of the week. BBC correspondent Mark Mardell… Continue reading Sneak Preview