This should be a moment for EU leaders to stop and reflect with humility on the folly of their Euro experiment and on the perils of trying to squeeze disparate economies into a one-size-fits-all currency zone.
And how silly of me to think that in the wake of the Greek crisis, there might have been such a pause in the relentless drive to build a continent-wide superstate, crushing the freedom of sovereign democracies. But, of course, that is not how the federalist zealots in charge of the EU empire think.
It was business as usual in Brussels this week as bureaucrats audaciously demanded a rise in their budget. [bron]