With Europe proudly promoting two versions of itself – the Euro zone and the non-Euro zone countries – where is its leadership?
It seems as if the bankers are doing the work trying to save the Euro – pilloried last week by none other than Joseph Stieglitz - and demanding new rules on Budgets et al. This is not the way to run an association of 27 countries.
There has to be a root and branch reform of the inner workings of the EU and an insistence that MEPs must also be accountable to their own parliaments so that every four weeks instead of travelling to Strasburg at enormous costs to the tax payer, every MEP has to return to his/her national Parliament to give an account of him/herself there. Only when the national and EU Parliaments are bound in will there be any warmth for the EU.