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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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Erasmus and how to win a Nobel Prize Desiderius Eramus. That name should have reverberated throughout the year of 2016. Five hundred years ago, Erasmus published his most important book. It revolutionized the entirety of west European society. That exploit has much to tell us. It can explain to us how to counter the all-enveloping… » read more

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Shimon Peres who died yesterday was a man of singular achievements, discernment but also a certain myopia of our new age. At the time when Robert Schuman was French Prime Minister in 1947-8, Peres spearheaded with French help Israeli defense of its new State. Later, when Schuman was still a major influence in French government,… » read more

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UK’s referendum vote to LEAVE the European Union caught the Government, many Britons and the EU HQ in Brussels by surprise. Many are still in a state of shock. Why? Lack of preparedness for the hugely complex task. Will Brexit threaten the unity of the United Kingdom? Will Scotland leave the UK? Will the shock… » read more

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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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  HOW CHURCHILL RESPECTED ISLAM AND OTHER RELIGIONS In February 1945, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was in Egypt and wanted to discuss with the Saudi King ibn Saud a definitive and lasting settlement between Arabs and Jews. Churchill was told that the King would not allow drinking or smoking in his presence. Churchill recorded:… » read more

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In the UK Referendum debate, fourteen UK historians wrote a letter to the Telegraph newspaper of London about peace in Europe. They should be ashamed. They are plain wrong in their ‘facts’.   The Telegraph, London, 17 Jan 2016 SIR – The claim that the EU is the source of peace within Europe, repeated yet… » read more

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Is there any event equivalent in history to Europe’s extraordinary peace record? Europe is living in the longest peace in its known history. That peace was based on supranational principles and initiated by Robert Schuman after a lifetime’s work. An amazing peace process took place two thousand years ago between two fighting superpowers. They divided… » read more

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All this year EU’s Commission’s headquarters Berlaymont building has been sporting a hypocritical reminder to all Europeans to remember the lessons of World War One. This year commemorates its centenary. The huge banner with WW1 soldiers and the poppies over their graves covers all 13 stories on the side wall of the Berlaymont facing the… » read more

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