The European Federation is pressing ahead with its plans to introduce EU consulates around the world.
The consulates were part of the EU constitution which was rejected in a referendum by France and the Netherlands – both traditionally eurofederalist countries although my Dutch friends tell me that our clog wearing friends are rapidly cooling to the prospect fo further EU federalism.
The Road to EU Serfdom asks what purpose the EU consulates will serve as it is traditional for travellers abroad to use the consulate of a friendly nation if they can’t find one of their own – surely this is a duplication? I think we all know the answer to that one. The EU consulates will be a duplication but then having individual consulates for each member state is even more of a duplication so we may as well just have EU consulates instead and get rid of our own.