The former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, used to be one of those members
of the European Council who could be counted on to call for more
integration, whatever happened in the world. And now listen to him. Last
week he said that the free movement of the Schengen system should be
suspended, so that borders were no longer completely porous to those who
were benefit tourists – and for good measure, he added that it was time for
Brussels to hand back half of its decision-making to national authorities.
Way to go, Sarko! He is speaking for huge numbers of people across the EU,
and for the first time in his political career I expect he would get a
standing ovation at a Tory party conference.
Les mer.