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Several months before the UK’s advisory Brexit Referendum of 23 June 2016 took place, I wrote that any referendum would fail. The UK would remain part of the European Community system. Note I did not say the European Union. The UK agreed by its 1975 obligatory referendum to be part of the Customs Union system… » read more

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President Trump told UK Prime Minister Theresa May that the UK should sue the European Union rather than exit it. Mrs May said this was a too “brutal” solution. Why? It would disrupt Westminister as well as Brussels. Sue the European Union for what? One obvious case would be to attack in law the Spitzenkandidat… » read more

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Mr David Davis got it wrong. The UK Brexit Secretary of State resigned because, he said, the UK Parliament’s voice in European and global trade policy was “illusory“. UK was being dictated to by “Brussels”. This system was contrary to British democratic interests and tradition. It is fundamentally undemocratic, he said. He is pointing his… » read more

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        In a speech 4 May 2018 in Trier, Germany to commemorate the 200 years since the birth of Karl Marx, the EU’s Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker disclosed his shocking personal opinion. He said that   Marx “is the mentor of the revolution of the proletariat and working people all over the… » read more

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What is the greatest danger to European democracy today? We see Italy voting in a potent mix of anti-Brussels parties, hostile to the euro. We see the UK – that calls itself the Mother of Parliaments – wanting to leave the EU. We see central and eastern European countries in revolt at the ill-thought out… » read more

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The EU is the richest union and the world’s biggest exporter. It has a combined GDP of some $18 Trillion. EU’s population is 510 million. The most powerful political office is that of president of the European Commission. Now, how many citizens elected this person into office in 2014? Hundreds of millions? No. A few… » read more

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  Seventy years ago, the French Prime Minister Robert Schuman was faced with two major dangers to the State. A powerful Communist party plotted with the Kremlin to draw France behind the Iron Curtain. On the right, nationalist and Gaullist forces wanted to replace party politics with an autocracy. Instead Schuman not only thwarted their… » read more

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What was the most important date in post-war European history? Some historians would say all European history as it changed Europe for ever. Who made the real turning point where his government created a democratic solution for the whole Continent, its politics, economics and its defence? Robert Schuman in 1948! EU70 comes the year after… » read more

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Speaking after the visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Brussels, the EU’s foreign policy chief, Frederica Mogherini made an astonishing declaration of ignorance. Again! “We always say that the Two State Solution is the only realistic one,” she said. “I have not heard by anyone or from anyone, not only in the last weeks… » read more

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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

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