A warm welcome, as always, to this, a belated weekly round-up of the latest View opinion articles. Amongst the hot topics that have had you talking last week are the ongoing Brexit chaos to the devastating civil war in Yemen. Presenting all points of view, we aim to give you a flavour of the opinions that have driven debate across Europe and beyond over the last seven days.
As the old adage goes, “the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” As we’ve seen from the biggest news stories over the last week, good intentions don’t always mean that your endeavours will end with positive results.
Speaking of Hell and good intentions, Brexit is continuing to frustrate politicians and businesses in the UK and the EU. Donald Tusk told the media that there was a special place in Hell for Brexiteers – and perhaps he’s right, despite all the good intentions of those involved in the process. The potential impact of Brexit is still being assessed but the prognosis is not looking hopeful, particularly for the NHS. During the EU referendum campaign, Leave campaigners infamously promised that billions of pounds would be saved by not paying EU contributions which could instead be added to NHS coffers. But as contributor Hadley Stewart pointed out, EU staff are deciding to return home because of Brexit and medication supply chains are being pushed to breaking point. Is the NHS on the brink?
While it is often maligned by Eurosceptics, the EU, as it was originally intended at its…