A cry for Europe

Fred Destin

From refusing the outcome of referendums (Ireland) to timorous and hypocritical foreign policy, Europe is being killed by a culture of weak consensus. Talk of delaying the pensionable age only has so much to do with the current financial crisis or the offshoring of jobs or other simplistic crap I read in the press. As the reality of my move to the US in July comes into focus, I have started to look at the "old continent" with an increased sense of poignancy.