<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-K3L4M3" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">

Guest notes

Euro notes

9 January 2021

9:00 AM

9 January 2021

9:00 AM

Europe’s woke Iron Curtain

Who could have predicted that the gulf between Europe’s west and east would still be there thirty years after the end of the Cold War – but now taking the form of a radically woke EU establishment trying to bludgeon Hungarians, Czechs and Poles into accepting that there are more than two genders? The EU has evolved from an organisation focussed on regional free trade into one which also enforces fashionable orthodoxies, most of which are as popular as wet bread east of the former Iron Curtain.

Already a subscriber? Log in

Subscribe for just $2 a week

Try a month of The Spectator Australia absolutely free and without commitment. Not only that but – if you choose to continue – you’ll pay just $2 a week for your first year.

  • Unlimited access to spectator.com.au and app
  • The weekly edition on the Spectator Australia app
  • Spectator podcasts and newsletters
  • Full access to spectator.co.uk

Unlock this article


Mark Higgie is the Spectator Australia’s Europe Correspondent

You might disagree with half of it, but you’ll enjoy reading all of it. Try your first month for free, then just $2 a week for the remainder of your first year.


Don't miss out

Join the conversation with other Spectator Australia readers. Subscribe to leave a comment.

Already a subscriber? Log in