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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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Celebrate! Rejoice! This year 2013 is the Year of European citizens! Europe’s Politburo, its Top Citizens, has declared it to be so, without asking anyone. Did you agree to it or even know about its multimillion euro budget? Yet hypocritically the politicians have not allowed citizens their rights for more than 60 years. Take the… » read more

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Parliamentarians in the UK are discussing a referendum — promised by all three major parties. When the parties came to power, what happened? No referendum. It is still refused. The referendum would ask the public about the desire of some UK citizens to leave the EU or modify its membership. Why do so many Britons… » read more

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On 13 October 2005, European officials launched a Plan D for Democracy, Dialogue and Debate. They did this as a response: the European people had made their view clear — they did not want the European Constitutional Treaty. The overall view was confirmed by referendums in The Netherlands and France. One such ‘NO’ should have… » read more

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The Lisbon Treaty is taking Europe into the 21st century. Don’t believe me. That is what the Europa.eu site declares. Europa is the European information site that still has not had the courage in all its existence to publish the full text of the Schuman Declaration at the origin of the European Community. Europa.eu is… » read more

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As the only institution allowed to propose European legislation, the European Commission represents the general interest of the whole Community. As an independent, impartial, honest broker, it represents all the people, all the organisations of civil society involved and all the governments forming part of the European Community. That’s what the founding fathers wrote as… » read more

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A Council protocol will aim to completely reverse the basic rule of European democracy defended passionately and with courage over decades by such European democrats as Robert Schuman, Paul-Henri Spaak and Joseph Luns. Many Commissioners in the past also fought an unequal battle to maintain democratic values against the return to raw, bare-knuckle, power politics.… » read more

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The initiator of modern European democracy, Robert Schuman warned about counterfeit democracy. Are the European voters now being sold a pig in a poke? The answer is undoubtedly: Yes. Schuman wrote that pure democracy involves the full consent of the people and the obligation of the legislator to inform the people and any organizations affected… » read more

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