March 18, 2013
By Catherine Bearder MEP There is a single word which has legions of Euro-sceptics flinging down their newspapers in disgust. The word is ‘now’. NOW Brussels wants tightrope walkers to wear hardhats, NOW meddling bureaucrats want to ban the Great British tea room.
It is a word accompanied with a fist pumped in anger upon the breakfast table: “What are they are telling us to do NOW?!?!” Tales cooked up with a fantastical twist on reality have consistently wound up the British public. For the British press, the Euromyth is king to a killer headline.