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Three eminent, self-confessed Remainers have published a legal plan to avoid Prime Minister Johnson’s cliff-edge of No Deal on 31 October. Law Professors Joseph Weiler, NYU and lately of Florence EUI, Daniel Sarmiento of Complutense University of Madrid and Sir Jonathan Faull, formerly head of the European Commission Legal Service, published their plan called ‘An… » 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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Speaking at his party’s congress in Helsinki in November 2018, European Commission President said: “People said a year before WW1 that it could not happen.” That is not true. Mr Juncker continued: “We should not be afraid of talking about war because we are a project of peace.” What are the facts? The German invasion… » 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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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

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Best wishes for peace in the New Year of 2016! May the Mediterranean Sea become a lake of peace, as Robert Schuman planned and worked for! Today, the Mediterranean is becoming a Lake of Fire! Syria is engulfed in a war funded and encouraged by Islamists from Turkey to the rapacious Oil States. Libya is… » read more

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Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi, on the first visit of a democratically elected Egyptian President to the EU, declared that he was fully supporting the implementation of Fundamental Freedoms and Human Rights in Egypt. This is certainly good news for non-Muslim minorities. The Copts (descendants of the Egyptians before the Arab invasions) who make up some… » read more

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Renew the Olympic spirit of peace in sport! Athletes from around the world and the general public watching the Olympic opening events can all help. It started to go wrong forty years ago. In a terrorist attack at the Olympics in Munich in 1972, eleven Israeli athletes were murdered. A German policeman also lost his… » read more

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Some government leaders and commentators are advocating what they call a FEDERAL fiscal authority to tax everyone and spread this money to governments. Some call this a supranational authority. It is not. It involves reinforcing secretive, cartel-style politics. But would a FEDERAL fiscal union and a new “authority” help at all? It would tax more… » read more

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If the largest industrial and financial lobby controlled the European Parliament, what would they vote as their Resolutions? Second question, if they overwhelmingly agreed on priorities, could they make it European policy? Would such priorities revive the European economy? Let us assume it was a measure that would reform the whole financial system, create masses… » read more

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