Julian Jessop writes for The Telegraph

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph following Jean-Claude Juncker’s annual State of the Union speech to the European Parliament.

In his article Julian argues that unfortunately, at every point Juncker’s instinct – and that of most Eurocrats – is to push for the EU to do more, rather than less. Today he reiterated his enthusiasm for an Energy Union, a Security Union, a Capital Markets Union, a Banking Union and a Digital Single Market. The continued drive towards a European super-state is clear. Juncker still fails to see that the drive towards greater EU integration has often exacerbated economic and social problems, rather than alleviated them. The UK should soon have a chance to expose the weaknesses of this project further.

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