12 June, 2010
Belgium doesn't speak (but no one listens)
The economic plans of the two semi-countries match this stereotype: Bart de Wever in the North wants an independent Flanders and doesn't want to pay any more to the South. Elio di Rupio in the South has published an expansionist draft budget (ie more money coming from the North).
The problem is that under their system the two sides are supposed to form a coalition.
Such is the insane union we British joined in 1973: a cover-up of democracy, no trial by jury, bureaucratic rule. We should at least take a good look at what is going on in Europe and debate it.