Ever closer union?

For me, the Euro­pean Union has always been a fact of life. At pri­ma­ry school in The Nether­lands we got a Euro-pass­­port to pre­pare us for the intro­duc­tion of the euro. It con­tained a quiz to find out if you were Dutch, Euro­pean or a world cit­i­zen. I can not remem­ber exact­ly what my out­come …

A normal life

It is hol­i­day time in Europe, so there is a lot of trav­el­ing going on. A lot of Britons are leav­ing the coun­try via the Dover-Calais cross­ing. In recent weeks, that was not so easy. The hol­i­day­ing Britons in search of the sun are faced by a large group of refugees who are try­ing to …