A typically uncompromising view on what lies in store for Europe from The Business last Sunday:
At a time when India and China are emerging as new superpowers set to overtake Europe and in the midst of unprecedented economic, geopolitical, demographic and scientific change, it beggars belief that Europe's leaders spent last week arguing over a subsidy programme designed to placate French farmers after the second world war and an incomprehensible and inward looking pseudo-constitution that would condemn Europe to continued decline.
. . . . Slowly but surely, economic and demographic pressures, combined with a decline in scientific and educational achievement, will see Europe become an economic, military and even educational backwater.