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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

Posted by David Heilbron Price

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

Posted by David Heilbron Price

When in June 1950 Europeans were planning the European Community, Robert Schuman told the assembled delegates: “We would very much wish that the United Kingdom were present at our discussions. We cannot conceive Europe without it. We know, and this reassures us in our efforts, that the British Government wants the success of our work.”… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

This month British, American and many Commonwealth countries celebrate the Magna Carta of 15 June 1215. The document signed at Runnymede by King John at the insistence of English and Welsh barons reaffirmed ancient British rights, some of them dating back more than a thousand years before King John. That is well before the fifth… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Europe today is like a tennis club. Imagine you paid fees to a tennis club and that gave you right to elect the executive committee. All the membership agreed in a vote that the executive should be reduced in size and that it should no longer be composed exclusively of white, 60+, male, left-handed, millionaires.… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Commissioners are obliged by Treaty law to swear or affirm on their honour that they are absolutely impartial and independent. They must pledge not to take any instructions or seek instructions from governments, political parties or any interest groups or any ‘entities’, that is, anybody else. Is that clear? Believers in divine justice in our… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price