The middle finger on José Manuel Barroso’s right hand has been in constant action lately. It has been used to deliver an “up yours” salute to 99% of the world’s population.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the European Commission chief had appointed Edmund Stoiber, a giant in German politics, to prepare a bonfire of labour and green laws.
No sooner had I turned in my column than I learned that a coalition of trade unions and health, environ...
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