My favorite European pol of recent years is undoubtedly Daniel Hannan - a man whom I like to call Tocqueville of modern times; a man who understands and admires what the spirit of the U.S. Constitution stands for; in other words a rare man likes of whom are unfortunately sorely lacking even in the Republican party of today. Here are some great (mostly short) videos with lessons embedded in them that we better heed if we hope to regain what has made us the greatest nation on earth for the past two centuries.
This one is about comparison of the U.S. and E.U. from a constitutional view. Hannan rings the alarm bells that many here are ignoring: Power (especially under this Administration) is being centralized and we are witnessing the europeanization of our political system.
This one is about why Europeans don't protest oppressive taxation. It summarizes the reason why the parliamentary systems of Europe are not conducive for liberty and why there is no Tea Party movement in Europe. Taken together with the warning embedded in the first video, one wonders if a populist movement such as Tea Party would even be possible a decade or two from now.
Here is a worthwhile, longer video on Tea Party as the symbol of our uniqueness as a nation.
Finally, here is Hannan's warning to America - a longer video - parts of which were included above - which I recommend you make the time to view.
Daniel Hannan - a true champion of liberty. Here is the link to his other videos, many of which are highly worthwhile. Enjoy.