I can’t believe I’m the first to comment on this gem, seven years on. But the passing of time has only made Dan’s prescience and insight more telling.
All Daniel Hannan’s profound insight into neoliberal economics, the EU, and the relation between wealth and deregulated finance is contained in this piece. And I, for one, cite it again and again and again.
‘Oh my goodness! Four and twenty, you say?’
‘In light of these figures, I will be doing the honourable thing and standing on someone.’
‘If women can be bishops, I want to be a synchronised swimmer.’
‘It’s a Philip Treacy mitre.’
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