Indecision over EU is costing Tories dear | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 9 December 2012 'Back to a common market': Liam Fox will call on the Prime Minister to do all he can to achieve a looser, trade-based relationship with the EU With the eurozone engulfed by rage and violent protest against crippling austerity and terrifying levels of unemployment, the sight of EU leaders mustering in Oslo yesterday to collect the Nobel Peace Prize was truly nauseating. To indulge in such a public orgy of self-congratulation when so many ordinary Europeans are suffering unprecedented hardship shows how far removed these smug eurocrats are from the people they pretend to serve
Switzerland is the best place to be born in the world (and Britain is 27th!) Quality-of-life index links results of who is happiest and who has best quality of life in terms of wealth, health and trust in public institutions | UPDATED: 21:16 GMT, 28 November 2012 The where-to-be-born index of 2013 which shows Switzerland at the top Switzerland is the best place to be born in the world in 2013 – and Britain is just 27th – behind South Korea, the US and Israel, new research shows. People born in Switzerland will tend to be the happiest and have the best quality of life judged in terms of wealth, health and trust in public institutions
Doorway to despair: Glimpse inside Spanish industrial ghost town that produced seven million doors a year which has been decimated by housing crash During the construction boom, most of the doors for the 800,000 new houses a year were built in VillacanasSince the housing bubble burst, the town has been left desolate and is struggling with unemployment problems | UPDATED: 21:48 GMT, 26 November 2012 At its peak, it was a bustling town manufacturing millions of wooden doors to cater for the housing boom in Spain.