Friday, December 01, 2006

Good News !

Two things, which on first reading seem bad, are in fact, good !

One, the Eurofighter debacle. The Saudis may not buy this heap of integrated product of a single happy Europe. Which may seem bad for the British defence industry. Hold on, what British defence industry ? If there is such a thing, how come British troops are being supplied with substandard ammunition made in Pakistan ?

The other is the Airbus Mighty Plane, that has had many orders cancelled because the project is running late.

These are the two flagships of European integration, designed by a team of people from across Europe, the parts manufactured across Europe and assembled in, I think, France. If they fail, as seems likely, the idea of an integrated Europe will take a mighty knock.

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