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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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British Prime Minister David Cameron “is one of the greatest destroyers of modern times.” So declared EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Saarbruecken on 1 April 2019. What was his crime? Why did Mr Juncker find him so vile, such an enemy of mankind? The only explanation Mr Juncker gave was “We were forbidden from… » read more

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Here is the only real Brexit solution. It requires no further referendum of the British people. But… It comes with a Warning!! It requires Honesty, plus Humility and Courage! The British people have had two referendums on Europe. They don’t need a third referendum at the moment. They need politicians to listen to them. Politicians… » read more

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President Trump told UK Prime Minister Theresa May that the UK should sue the European Union rather than exit it. Mrs May said this was a too “brutal” solution. Why? It would disrupt Westminister as well as Brussels. Sue the European Union for what? One obvious case would be to attack in law the Spitzenkandidat… » read more

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What is the greatest danger to European democracy today? We see Italy voting in a potent mix of anti-Brussels parties, hostile to the euro. We see the UK – that calls itself the Mother of Parliaments – wanting to leave the EU. We see central and eastern European countries in revolt at the ill-thought out… » read more

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The EU is the richest union and the world’s biggest exporter. It has a combined GDP of some $18 Trillion. EU’s population is 510 million. The most powerful political office is that of president of the European Commission. Now, how many citizens elected this person into office in 2014? Hundreds of millions? No. A few… » 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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Counterfeiters and fraudsters. That’s what Robert Schuman called tricky European politicians who abused their powers. “Nothing is easier that for political counterfeiters to exploit the illusion of good principles. Nothing is more disastrous than good principles badly applied.” Today we have a product that fits in that category of fraud: The EU’s White Paper on… » read more

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Democracy? What Democracy? The day before the European Commission’s launch of a White Paper on the Future of Europe, the European Commission was asked directly about Democracy. Its main responsibility is enhancing democratic accountability in Europe. Robert Schuman, the founder of modern Europe, defined democracy in a way that makes it the best definition yet.… » read more

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Brexit by 2020, 2030 or never?

At a press briefing for the 15 December European Council here in Brussels, a “high European official” revealed how little the EU-27 have measured the widespread consequences of Brexit on their timetable. The rush, rush attitude of Commission President Juncker, Eur Council President Tusk, EP president Schulz and as articulated also by Guy Verhofstadt is… » read more

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