If you live in Yorkshire, today is Yorkshire Day. I do, so I will wish you Happy Yorkshire Day! If you are in Switzerland, today is the Swiss National Day. And the Swiss have a lot to celebrate. They have a good working relationship with the European Union, but do not have Brussels' bureaucrats meddling in their laws. Switzerland is fourth on Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom - and the freest country in Europe.
The silly season really is in full swing, and although Brexit news is thin on the ground, Philip Hammond is once again in the news. This time it appears he has been reined-in by Downing Street. Hammond is now insisting that Brexit will not be postponed or delayed. We wait to hear his opinions next week. Don't be surprised if he says says something different again.
Daniel Hannan MEP explains why Switzerland outperforms the EU