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Just Obeying Orders

German chancellor Schroeder is a liar. He is also, it seems, a thug. Distressed by the fact that Germans are crossing over into Holland to take advantage of that country’s half-civilized drug laws he wants Holland to change the rules. Like a freshly whipped dog, the Dutch government is coming to heel.

Interestingly, however, the solution it proposes (restricting admission to their coffee shops) is almost certainly illegal under EU law (it’s generally forbidden for an EU member state to discriminate against the citizens of other EU countries).

The famously pro-EU Germany may, it seems, be hoist by its own petard.

Ha ha ha.

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