I fear that the European Union has become too much like the United Nations in its ineffectual attempts to reach decisions on controversial questions, instead yielding to the temptation of diluted compromises which deliver nothing but empty promises. What prompts this is the rather stand-offish attitude of the EU and European Commission to take a stance against Iran’s nuclear development programme. What do they think the near-lunatic president of that country wants nuclear power for, to light up ...

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