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Democracy? What Democracy? The day before the European Commission’s launch of a White Paper on the Future of Europe, the European Commission was asked directly about Democracy. Its main responsibility is enhancing democratic accountability in Europe. Robert Schuman, the founder of modern Europe, defined democracy in a way that makes it the best definition yet.… » read more

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A seemingly desperate escalation of improbable material about President-elect Donald Trump was released just before he is to take office. What’s behind it? Firstly the material was paid for by his enemies (Democrat and Republican). Secondly important elements, such as alleged meetings with Russians in Prague, are demonstrably false. Other material is unprovable. Thirdly it… » read more

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When in June 1950 Europeans were planning the European Community, Robert Schuman told the assembled delegates: “We would very much wish that the United Kingdom were present at our discussions. We cannot conceive Europe without it. We know, and this reassures us in our efforts, that the British Government wants the success of our work.”… » 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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The Political Nepotism circus continues. It is a legal time-bomb waiting to go off. Seven Commissioners put their names forward as candidates for the European Parliament. Don’t they know that this political activity makes their holding office as a Commissioner totally illegal? Vice President Reding, responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship Vice President Tajani,… » read more

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What would Americans say if in elections for Congress a citizen of one State had ten times the amount of votes than another State? What if some Americans were able to start voting at different ages, 16 or 18? And what if there was gross discrimination that would discourage anyone standing for Congress by demanding… » read more

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The key problem facing European institutions is the Democratic Deficit, Disconnect and Disaffection with its citizens. Those words were addressed by the European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, to Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Parliament President Schulz, sitting on the platform with her. She was speaking at an Interactive Event that she called on Your… » read more

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What a tangled web of moral corruption and irrational nonsense the political class has got itself into trying to defend political nepotism! Seven Commissioners have declared they will take leave of the Commission and stand or support parties for the European Parliament. Why? To be active in Parliament? Not at all! They want to be… » read more

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I must admit I was a bit surprised when I received a press release from the European Parliament last week. It said tersely: Communiqué de presse – 24.06.2010. Eighteen additional MEPs a step closer to starting work The 18 additional MEPs envisaged by the Lisbon Treaty are a step closer to starting work. The treaty… » read more

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If you gained a 32.5% majority in any election, would you be pleased? No doubt. It is a resounding victory over your opponent. Is the European Parliament boasting about the results in the June election of last year? Hardly. The majority of Europeans voted AGAINST the MEPs. They voted against the Parliament. They voted against… » read more

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