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On the eve of UK’s referendum, why are European leaders praising Machiavelli? Why are people across the Continent so increasingly fed up with the European Union leadership? Why has the credibility of Brussels plummeted to rock bottom? New anti-Brussels political parties are springing up across Europe like mushrooms in a dark place. Why can’t Brussels… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Europe today is like a tennis club. Imagine you paid fees to a tennis club and that gave you right to elect the executive committee. All the membership agreed in a vote that the executive should be reduced in size and that it should no longer be composed exclusively of white, 60+, male, left-handed, millionaires.… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Freedom of choice is one of democracy‘s greatest gifts. When free people give their assent to Community structures, it is because they trust them. Trust grows as a product of positive moral and ethical experience of the Community Model, its Method and the leadership within it. Yet politicians are tempted to return to their old,… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

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

Posted by David Heilbron Price

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

Posted by David Heilbron Price

“Civil Society? — throw it out of the decision-making process!” That is the new law of the Commission in cahoots with the Council. A communication of the Commission to the Council and the Parliament deals with this new power-grab under the Lisbon Treaty. It comes under articles 290 and 291 of Lisbon Treaty’s TFEU. Powers… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

In what amounts to a political cartel, European leaders have insisted that the Irish people cannot be trusted. This autumn the Irish will have to vote again. They expect the Irish in general and each voter in particular to behave like a schizophrenic. They must grovel and say they were wrong when they voted No… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price