Wednesday, June 29, 2011
How the British media lies about Europe
Richard Corbett has posted about British press and BBC coverage of a newish building in Brussels. It's a small story but symptomatic of the distortions of our xenophobic media.
While I'm here, may I also pour some cold water on the Eurosceptics' glee at Greece's problems, which of course they blame on the Euro. Greece's problems are endemic and caused by overspending and inefficient tax-gathering. Without the Euro they would have been thrown into the arms of the IMF much earlier. Oh, and by the way, this is not the end of the Euro, it is not even the beginning of the end, it is merely the end of the beginning.