I’ve got no principled beef with GMOs, but I do find it remarkable and objectionable that the European Commission has decided to ignore European consumer resistance and national political ambivalence and license a GM sweet corn for production (while simultaneously delivering another blow to the concept of the European single market by allowing countries to opt out). I am sure that those of you who think likewise will relish the unscripted comments 30:00 into this unconnected talk given last week by Peter Mandelson at SciencesPo, France’s nursery for its oligarchy, in which he explains that the best thing about the European Commission is that it is unelected, remote, unaccountable, and a major bureaucracy:
The presentation is entitled “Facing up to Europe’s growth deficit”, but you may be able to think of more appropriate meta-information.
(H/t: G. Don’t worry, I didn’t listen to the whole bloody thing.)
- Madrid Olympic bid scuppered by constitutional chaos?
Is Spain a federal state? Is Arenys de Munt the new Andorra? Can I pay taxes to anyone I want?
- Food traceability and democratic accountability
Tony just sent me a slightly weird press release from an entity that calls itself the European Association for Sure &
- Menu of the day, Sant Antoni, Barcelona
Of clerks and whores.
- The legislation affecting the Catalan language is different depending on what state you are speaking
One of the inconveniences of living or doing business on Mallorca over the last decade has been language legislation which, unless
- Shine on, you diamont crazy
Now that even those proto-Talibanic Gauls have decided that Queens are A Good Thing, and now that national political clans have