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Spinelli, Rossi and the Ventotene Manifesto. In 1941, Altiero Spinelli, Eugenio Colorni and Ernesto Rossi, while imprisoned at Ventotene by Mussolini, wrote what later became known as the Ventotene Manifesto. After the War, some claimed it was the document that made Spinelli the Father of the EU Federation. Was Spinelli really a father of a… » read more

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‘Unacceptable‘ That’s what David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament called the draft €1 Trillion budget for 2021-27, prepared by the Commission and the Council. He was speaking at a press conference at the European Council of 20 February, Why was it ‘unacceptable‘? Was he defending the taxpayer at this extravagance? No. He wants more… » read more

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Review of Vernon Bogdanor: Beyond Brexit   Vernon Bogdanor excels in his analysis of the UK Constitution. He draws incisive conclusions about the major changes of the Constitution that have arisen from more than four decades of membership to the European Communities. He traces the change of model from UK’s unwritten constitution where Parliament ruled… » read more

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The Old Guard departs. European Council President Donald Tusk leaves and is replaced by former Belgian PM Charles Michel. Jean-Claude Juncker leaves the European Commission and is replaced by former German Minister Ursula von der Leyen. December 2019 brings new faces to the European Commission, Council, Parliament and Central Bank.   Old problems remain. Europe… » read more

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This century long, European Commission chiefs have been trying to stop Europeans asking the most vital, existential question! Brexit, says EU Commission President Juncker, is Europe’s biggest issue! But he won’t come to Britain. The Commission tactic: No debates on EU’s fundamental faults with Britain! In the last two decades amidst the greatest political crises… » read more

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Not serious! The European Commission have announced extra measures and emergency subsidies in the case of a No Deal Brexit scheduled for 31 October 2019. But neither the EU, the Irish or the British government are taking seriously the date of 31 October as the definitive date of Leave. What do they know that they… » read more

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Now on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tcJKfuMYCk Why in 1975 were Britons enthusiastic to join the European Community and its Common Market and are now intent on leaving the “European Union“? In the1975 Referendum, two out of three voters confirmed British membership of the European Community. With good reason. Peace and prosperity. That was the aim of French… » read more

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Will BREXIT happen? Yesterday UK’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, reaffirmed the date for leaving the “European Union” as 31 October. The next day the new European Commission will take office. Will UK still be a Member State? He gave a very upbeat speech in the Commons about how UK was going to be Great… » read more

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The popular definition of democracy is that it is a system where the people can throw out the rascals — inept or corrupt politicians. That is not the case of Europe today. Its hub has a system of autocracy. 28 politicians from nominal democracies don’t follow democratic rules. They self-select their Politburo, an oligarchy with… » read more

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Will a new Commission, Council and Parliament solve Europe’s present turmoil? No. What is the cause of Europe’s crisis of trust in Brussels, in Whitehall and other parliaments? A scam against the public. A scam may be defined as getting people to follow rules they never agreed to. A scam leaves people feeling angry and… » read more

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