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  • THIS IS the season when we should be banishing pessimism.

  • IT MIGHT be another European Commission fudge, but it now seems that the CAP crisis reserve for 2015 has been left intact.

  • IT MIGHT be cold comfort that the European Commission has made it official, but dairy prices fell by 15% over the first six weeks from the imposition of the Russian import ban.

  • IN ONE of those bizarre juxtapositions of events, we all watched spellbound while European space scientists landed a probe on a comet three hundred million miles away - while at the same time the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, was emulating the nineteenth century Luddites who destroyed machinery because it threatened their jobs.

  • THE EUROPEAN Commission is not known for good management of its finances - hence the reason its auditors have not been able to sign off its accounts for 19 successive years.

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