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A German Defence Minister resigned when it was revealed that many parts of his doctorate were plagiarized or “in error’. The British coalition government was shaken when a minister resigned over alleged fraudulent reporting of an eight-year old speeding fine. The Hungarian President resigned when it was considered that he quoted references in his doctorate… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Very bizarre things are going on in the financial field with YOUR money at the moment. Governments are trying to raise trillion euro loans on the markets. YOU and the next generations will have to pay for them. What’s it all about? None of this happened before the Lisbon Treaty politicians — you know the… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

The EU leaders are now repeating their mantra: the solution to the crisis is the Community method. The Community method involves open democracy. We haven’t got it! We have the ‘Council method‘ which involves a political cartel, a Politburo, ruling Europe behind closed doors. It is an oligarchy of political party chiefs. It is the… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is now broadcasting a Monnet-propaganda view of Europe. Its emphasis on Monnet the initiator of everything European is not only false but its anti-British tone is likely to turn the younger generation off Europe. Monnet is shown as ignoring the British concerns. Yet he seemingly controls the French, US and… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Even if all the plans of the December European Council are passed into law, one outcome is certain: the Euro as presently designed will fail. Even if all 27 Member States joined the Euro and tried to stay within the guidelines of the Stability and Growth Pact, one thing is certain: the Euro as presently… » 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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The European Commission’s new proposed Regulation 2011/0386 for monitoring draft budgetary plans of Member States applies to everyone in the Euro area but not the European Union. For the Commission, the Council of Ministers and the Parliament OPAQUE rules apply. WHO MONITORS THE MONITORS? “Strong public finances are best ensured at the planning stage and… » read more

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Did you read about the passionate debate about the 2012 Budget? Did you hear about the how Parliament minutely and forensically interrogated the Commission about taxpayer’s money? Did you see how the Commissioner cowered as MEPs tore into the illogicality of its proposals? Did you cheer on seeing the riveting television when Parliamentarians shredded the… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Parliamentarians in the UK are discussing a referendum — promised by all three major parties. When the parties came to power, what happened? No referendum. It is still refused. The referendum would ask the public about the desire of some UK citizens to leave the EU or modify its membership. Why do so many Britons… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

‘We are facing the the greatest challenge that I believe our Union has ever faced in its history.‘ That was what the President of the European Commission told the European Parliament in what he called the State of the Union message. Is it true? I don’t think so, unless Mr Barroso is hiding some utterly… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price