Financial Times May 18, 2012 7:47 pm
Europe’s hubristic imperial overstretchSo when was it that the Brussels empire over-reached, and became more concerned about its own expansion and glory, its own ambitions for hegemony, than about the daily economic wellbeing of its citizens? Too much was bound up in the project, too many hopes of one day supplanting the US as the top-dog world economic power were invested in it, to allow a small country like Denmark to derail it. Germany and France should, therefore, in as orderly and honourable a way as they can, return to the safety and the rationality of the original Treaty of Rome, reinstitute the “six”, and keep the euro only for those countries that deserve membership on the logical grounds of genuine economic synergy.
These are utterly removed from the commission’s hubristic fetish of global hegemony.