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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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A stealth Coup d’Etat may be defined as one that undermines democratic government “of the people, by the people, for the people.” Robert Schuman, the initiator of Europe’s democratic system, took Lincoln’s definition further. In a Democracy, he said, the people must be able to define the proposed objectives and the means to attain them.… » 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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The Political Nepotism circus continues. It is a legal time-bomb waiting to go off. Seven Commissioners put their names forward as candidates for the European Parliament. Don’t they know that this political activity makes their holding office as a Commissioner totally illegal? Vice President Reding, responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship Vice President Tajani,… » read more

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What would Americans say if in elections for Congress a citizen of one State had ten times the amount of votes than another State? What if some Americans were able to start voting at different ages, 16 or 18? And what if there was gross discrimination that would discourage anyone standing for Congress by demanding… » read more

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The key problem facing European institutions is the Democratic Deficit, Disconnect and Disaffection with its citizens. Those words were addressed by the European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, to Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Parliament President Schulz, sitting on the platform with her. She was speaking at an Interactive Event that she called on Your… » read more

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What a tangled web of moral corruption and irrational nonsense the political class has got itself into trying to defend political nepotism! Seven Commissioners have declared they will take leave of the Commission and stand or support parties for the European Parliament. Why? To be active in Parliament? Not at all! They want to be… » read more

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What would Americans say if in elections for Congress a citizen of one State had ten times the amount of votes than another State? What if some Americans were able to vote at different ages? And what if there was gross discrimination that would anyone standing for Congress by setting high amounts of money required… » read more

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The former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for a ‘Grand Bargain’ to set Europe on the right track. Part of his idea, said Mr Blair speaking in Berlin at the Council for the Future of Europe on 29 October 2012, is the election of the President of the European Commission. ‘My feeling is… » read more

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