25 Nov 2009
A 21st century Franco -German axis
"Old Europe" is back in power. First and second ministers A. Merkel & N. Sarkozy have now Europe under stable political control with institutions (Lisbon) to manage its civil service. Identity, economics, foreign attitudes to the wider world, energy and a resurging interest in ethnic nationalism, are some of the immediate tasks facing the new super cabinate of interior minister j. m. Barosso.
Banning the burka-the French president has already given his view that "France is a country where there is no place for the burka". Will this mean men wearing berets, beards, kilts and sunglasses are also to be made illegal.