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Schuman Project schuman.info David H Price Editor 9 April 2021   Dear President von der Leyen, It is 70 years since the signature on 18 April 1951 of Europe’s founding document for peace, the Treaty of Paris. This created the European Community. It changed the destiny of Europeans who had gone to war every generation… » read more

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Half a billion people are denied democracy. How can they fix it? In December 2020, Brexit reached its multi-thousand page paroxysm. The documents, covering not just trade but identity, travel and nuclear war, have never been seen by Britons or by Continental Europeans. They will dominate our future for years ahead. Nearly every aspect of… » read more

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Boris Johnson was told in 2016. Did he listen? He was given the book: Brexit and Britain’s Vision for Europe. It explains the difference between the European Community of sovereign States, a democratic organisation for Europe, and the European Union, a centralising, closed-door operation created against public opinion as expressed in referendums and continually in… » read more

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Spinelli, Rossi and the Ventotene Manifesto. In 1941, Altiero Spinelli, Eugenio Colorni and Ernesto Rossi, while imprisoned at Ventotene by Mussolini, wrote what later became known as the Ventotene Manifesto. After the War, some claimed it was the document that made Spinelli the Father of the EU Federation. Was Spinelli really a father of a… » read more

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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

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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

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    Where is the Democracy, Ursula? Is it behind you? The truth is: Democracy is Dictated behind closed doors. No public debate. Secretive Politburo-like manoeuvres in the European Council. Reducing the most important European institution of democracy to a Secretariat. What lay hidden when Frau Ursula von der Leyen introduced her team of 26… » read more

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Will BREXIT happen? Yesterday UK’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, reaffirmed the date for leaving the “European Union” as 31 October. The next day the new European Commission will take office. Will UK still be a Member State? He gave a very upbeat speech in the Commons about how UK was going to be Great… » read more

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On 22 September 2017 Prime Minister took her leading ministers and a gaggle of press to Italy. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was there. So was Brexit Secretary David Davis and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. Why? Just for a speech! Then they all returned to London. Does Germany’s Angela Merkel take such a day… » read more

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SUCCESS! British citizens worldwide and all UK residents can sign this Petition to Parliament:   After several attempts to get the UK Parliament Petition panel (composed of 11 MPs) to accept a petition that exposes the negligence of parliament to follow legal and constitutional rules on Brexit, the petition panel finally agreed to the Euratom… » read more

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