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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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Not serious! The European Commission have announced extra measures and emergency subsidies in the case of a No Deal Brexit scheduled for 31 October 2019. But neither the EU, the Irish or the British government are taking seriously the date of 31 October as the definitive date of Leave. What do they know that they… » read more

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Three eminent, self-confessed Remainers have published a legal plan to avoid Prime Minister Johnson’s cliff-edge of No Deal on 31 October. Law Professors Joseph Weiler, NYU and lately of Florence EUI, Daniel Sarmiento of Complutense University of Madrid and Sir Jonathan Faull, formerly head of the European Commission Legal Service, published their plan called ‘An… » read more

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Now on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tcJKfuMYCk Why in 1975 were Britons enthusiastic to join the European Community and its Common Market and are now intent on leaving the “European Union“? In the1975 Referendum, two out of three voters confirmed British membership of the European Community. With good reason. Peace and prosperity. That was the aim of French… » 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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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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