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“President Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem has a very worrying potential impact,” EU’s Foreign Policy chief, Frederica Mogherini, said in Brussels. Making a surprise, unannounced visit to the EU Commission’s press room, she forecast that “it has a very fragile context and thus the potential to send us backwards to even darker times than the ones… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Why did Prime Minister Theresa May fly all the way to Italy to shoo the pigeons? Why did she speak briefly in what was a few days earlier an empty and dusty, abandoned room? It was indistinguishable from any other. It was allegedly inhabited only by pigeons. Did she come only to ask for a… » read more

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Is HMG acting like a Spiv or Humpty Dumpty? The wartime and postwar Spiv was a petty crook living dishonestly by his wits with a little bit of blackmail thrown in. Typically he opened his coat to show sought-after articles like nylon stockings for sale without ration coupons or watches of dubious origin. Do we… » read more

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Brexit by 2020, 2030 or never?

At a press briefing for the 15 December European Council here in Brussels, a “high European official” revealed how little the EU-27 have measured the widespread consequences of Brexit on their timetable. The rush, rush attitude of Commission President Juncker, Eur Council President Tusk, EP president Schulz and as articulated also by Guy Verhofstadt is… » 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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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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Whatever the outcome of the UK’s referendum on the EU, the UK will not leave the Brussels institutions. That is a good thing for world peace because it means that democracies will have a stronger means to fight dangerous Islamic nuclear proliferation. Let me explain. The EU’s founder, Robert Schuman, at the time of the… » 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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Europe’s political leaders have debauched your money. Imagine that in 2002 instead of exchanging your national currency into euros you bought gold. Today that gold would buy four times the number of euros. The same goes for oil. If you bought silver, you’d have even more euros; wheat, a bit less. Globally the euro is… » read more

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Did Europe’s politicians forget? Today 11 September 2012 is the sixtieth anniversary of the first assembly of the European Parliament. Guess who was the first president? None other than Paul-Henri Spaak. Yes, the same one after whom the Paul-Henri Spaak building of the European Parliament is named. It is difficult for the MEPs to forget… » read more

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