Daniel Hannan, Conservative MEP for the south east of England, has featured in this blog from time to time. He is quoted beautifully in yesterday’s Financial Times, in a piece by Jean Eaglesham and George Parker on the Conservative party’s problems with Europe. Specifically, the EU appears to be going in a more liberal direction (remember all those French socialist criticisms of the constitutional treaty), in which case why should the Conservatives oppose it?
Daniel Hannan confessed this:
“People almost always fit the facts to their existing prejudices, rather than the other way round.” He is starting to explain a lot.