A letter in last week’s Spectator magazine bemoaned the journalistic habit of using “Europe” as a shorthand for “the European Union”. I was amused, and sent them this further comment:
Your correspondent Anthony Jennings takes umbrage at the shorthand “Europe” to refer to the European Union. A lady I met the other day told me she was “an American”. Should I have asked her to narrow down further? I suppose she might just as easily have been from Peru as Canada.
Richard Corbett MEP