Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today:
- Commons needs to be more ‘box office’, says Sir George – Sir George Young has given a speech on how to make the role of Parliament better-known and increase coverage of Parliamentary debates.
- L’Europe attend les architectes – Jacques Delors (of Up Yours Delors fame) has a long interview in Le Figaro today, talking about the crisis and the future of Europe in surprisingly cheerful and measured terms. Article is in French, but autotranslation is here: http://dmsc.me/dbHbKQ
- De Gaulle and Churchill have a message for Sarkozy and Cameron – Approaching the 70th anniversary of General de Gaulle's appeal to resistance of the Nazis, Timothy Garton Ash looks at the enduring historical relevance of de Gaulle and Churchill.
- Eurosceptics against the nation state – Charlemagne writes on how the British government's best friend in Brussels is the unelected Commission's top bureaucrat, Barroso