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Samizdata quote of the day

“If you think that Westminster exists in a bubble, you should try Brussels. For the 18th successive year, the auditors have failed to approve the EU’s accounts. Meanwhile, the EU wants much more money.”

– Roger Bootle. He is writing in the Daily Telegraph, but given that the DT now imposes a paywall on non-UK readers, I am not going to bother with the link.

14 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Miv Tucker

    “…given that the DT now imposes a paywall on non-UK readers, I am not going to bother with the link.”

    Didn’t stop you linking to the paywalled WSJ in the Danish Fat Tax story (below), though!

  • Schrodinger's Dog


    Why not just include the link, along with a warning that it’s behind a paywall and may only be accessible to paying subscribers? That seems to be the policy at other websites towards paid content.

    In any event, I understand the Telegraph only charges overseas readers for content, and then only those who access more than 20 articles a month.

    In case you’re wondering, yes I do like the Daily Telegraph; enough in fact that I pay the subscription. (And no, I do not have any professional or financial connections with it.) It’s one of the few MSM publications which is pro low tax, anti-EU and has it least some sympathy to libertarian ideas. I feel its articles deserve a wider audience.

  • Johnathan Pearce

    Well if people don’t mind, then I can put the link in.

  • Laird

    I think SD’s suggestion (include the link with a paywall warning) makes sense.

  • the other rob

    In the case of the WSJ, Googling a sentence from the article, or even the headline, often delivers the full version, sans paywall.

    I wonder whether the same approach might work with the DT.

  • Schrodinger's Dog


    Sorry for mis-spelling your name.


  • Before the deluge

    I’m able to access the DT daily from Spain and read far more than 20 articles a month. What is this paywall you spaek of?

  • RAB

    That’s true The other rob, and it works for most paywall sites like the Times too.

    I just pasted the first sentence into Google and came up with this…


    Other sites seem to be doing the heavy lifting for us.

  • Here on Queenslands Sunny Gold Coast I have no problems with the DT.

    What is this paywall you peak of? I see no sign of it.

  • J.M. Heinrichs

    There is a block for someone visiting from the West of Canada. It revealed itself on 02 Nov, apparently when I tried to read my 21st article of the month.


  • 'Nuke' Gray

    That’s a good idea- put Westminster in a bubble! Make sure all the politicians are trapped inside, and leave them for future generations to find- a poisoned time capsule!

  • wat dabney

    The “firewall” seems to be a simple cookie-based mechanism. If you clear your cookies regularly you might not see it. Or you can just use your browser’s private browsing mode.

  • Alisa

    Not that I have anything against the DT, but would anyone want to read more than 20 of its articles in a single month?

  • Paul Marks

    Meanwhile over at the other Union – the United States.

    The Federal government borrowed more than 120 billion Dollars in the month of October – 22% more than last year (fake preelection boomlet – paid for with an unsustainable deficit).

    120 billion Dollars (not the amount spent – just the amount borrowed in October) is more money than the European Union has spent (not borrowed) and not for one month – but over years.

    Yes Britain out of the E.U.

    But also Texas (and every other State) out of the U.S.