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On 16 November the public could be able to read the secret documents on Brexit. This is vitally important — not just for Britons. It is essential for European Democracy. Brexit goes far beyond the obvious. What is obvious is that some Europeans living in UK fear that after Brexit they may be lose their… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Bizarre! Brexit is based on an advisory referendum on a bizarre question, not one that legally requires UK government action. Because it was so bizarre in failing to repair the ‘democratic deficit‘ of Brussels, many who supported remaining inside European democratic institutions did not vote!   Doubly bizarre! UK’s exit from the EU is based… » read more

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Why did Prime Minister Theresa May fly all the way to Italy to shoo the pigeons? Why did she speak briefly in what was a few days earlier an empty and dusty, abandoned room? It was indistinguishable from any other. It was allegedly inhabited only by pigeons. Did she come only to ask for a… » read more

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Florence on 22 September to deliver a speech on Brexit and Europe. Why? Florence, the city of the de’Medicis, Leonardo da Vinci, is recognized as the city of the Renaissance and the New Learning. That provided the start for a half-millennium rise of European culture, science, technology… » read more

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For the average person the idea that, after the people had voted in the 23 June 2016 EU Referendum to be free from “Brussels Bureaucracy,” they or the UK Parliament would have no further say on details seems patently absurd. What use is freedom from Brussels if Parliament is silenced about how to proceed? Where… » read more

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In the Brexit talks, both the European Union and UK have declared they will ensure the maximum level of transparency. It is the alleged policy of the European Commission. They say on their website : “The Commission, as European Union negotiator, will ensure a maximum level of transparency during the whole negotiating process.” Why have… » read more

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“Damage Control” That is the first priority in the EU’s guidelines. The terms for the negotiations on Brexit were announced in Malta on 30 March by European Council President Donald Tusk. Everyone is damaged. That at the face of it, seems an extraordinary negative reaction to what apparently the British people have decided. Where’s the… » read more

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The American Declaration of Independence famously gives as a ground for seeking democratic freedom that all citizens were endowed by their Creator with natural rights. Among them were Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Happiness — or the freedom to pursue of it — could therefore be considered as a good indicator of the… » read more

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Is HMG acting like a Spiv or Humpty Dumpty? The wartime and postwar Spiv was a petty crook living dishonestly by his wits with a little bit of blackmail thrown in. Typically he opened his coat to show sought-after articles like nylon stockings for sale without ration coupons or watches of dubious origin. Do we… » read more

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The World should note and shudder! Fake News is being spouted by European leaders about the crisis of Europe’s future. Meeting at the Davos World Economic Forum, a special discussion was held on “Which Europe Now?” Sixty minutes of hot air followed, enough to melt the Alpine snows. Citizens, be afraid! The leaders seem to… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price