Saturday, March 17, 2007

For note:

Bruno Waterfield, Telegraph Correspondent in Brussels, has started up a blog.
Read it here.

I think it will be one of the most important blogs reporting on EU affairs. This guy is sharp, and he can write.

His first post is so illuminating and I look forward to more posts like it.

It's a shame, I suppose, that the Telegraph decide to edit so many of the stories from Brussels, or just leave them out, because they are rather inconvenient for the Tories.


CityUnslicker said...

could not put it better myself. The only outcome in the long term if the government carry on like this is that Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell group will go independent.

And it will be a great example of the law of unintended consequences.

The Tin Drummer said...

Agreed. Super post, absolutely rubbish proposal. Yes, it's to widen access. But in the process it is deliberately designed to cut access for people deemed overly privileged on the basis of stupid socialist assumptions. When you widen a road you normally just widen it, you don't usually cut other bits of it off and then say "oh, we've cut that carriageway off so we can widen the road". I heard a woman on Radio 5 Live yesterday, who pointed out that as the daughter of a miner who was the first in her family to go to uni, she is now defined as privileged for the purposes of this and so _her_ children could lose out...real Alice in Wonderland stuff.