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Robert Schuman insisted that Winston Churchill’s first great postwar speech on Europe was not given in Zurich, Switzerland but in Metz, France on Bastille Day 1946. Schuman should know. He was at Churchill’s side as he delivered it to a huge cheering crowd in the capital city of Schuman’s native Lorraine.        … » read more

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Seventy years ago, on 14 July 1946, Robert Schuman hosted Winston Churchill in Metz to discuss the future of Europe. Later as Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Schuman initiated the Council of Europe, the European Community, the defensive basis of NATO and the European Payments Union, the core of European monetary stability, as four pillars… » read more

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UK’s LEAVE vote result of 24 June 2016 visibly shocked EU Presidents Tusk of the European Council and Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission. It should not have. UK has been fighting up-hill against a Gaullist wave since the 1950s. Currently the UK and all Europeans are facing a Politburo takeover of the institutions that… » read more

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End of Europe’s entire political civilization? It’s coming soon if Britain leaves the EU. So says Mr Tusk, the President of the European Council. That’s what he told the German newspaper Bild. What a pessimistic, black forecast! All the more astounding when Europe could be on the brink of its greatest Golden Age in its… » read more

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On 23 June 2016 whatever way Britons vote in the BREXIT referendum, the UK will remain a Member State of the European Community. The European Commission knows this. It is not clear if Westminster government realizes this. They should. How do I know? That is what the treaties say! This burning issue was debated a… » read more

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The ‘wrong man’ became Commission President. The wrong person is likely to be selected in 2018. You can be sure it will not be a Briton! In 2014 UK Prime Minister was perfectly clear about Mr Jean-Claude Juncker as potential European Commission President. ‘He is the wrong man.’ The UK was forced by the Top… » read more

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The Europeans are about to have their democracy stolen. AGAIN. Who will do it? Let’s call them Pickpocket Politicians. The British who boast of their Magna Carta and their democracy might make matters a whole lot worse by their BREXIT referendum! At the core of the problem lies the dominant Cartel of groupings in the… » read more

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FIRST Build Supranational Counter-Instruments! (Part three of series)  What would be the nature of the instruments that UK would need for the negotiations? Here are some of the issues needing action BEFORE the UK Government sends its letter of withdrawal. The strategy requires implementation as soon as possible, even before the referendum. If not the… » read more

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If a UK Referendum to leave the EU succeeded, Britain would have to deal with a complex, new set of negotiations. They would have to deal both with facts of commerce and economy but also with myths that would reinforce treating the UK as an unreliable partner. Material loss from a poor negotiating stance would… » read more

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What will be the repercussions if UK citizens vote to leave the EU? This series of commentaries, Britexit, deals with various aspects of problem. First some major economic implications and what you are not being told by dishonest bureaucrats and ignorant or willful politicians. The EU is the world’s largest trading unit. Its GDP represents… » read more

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