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Brexit. What is it? Nobody really knows

Jon Danzig |

Everybody’s talking about it. We have to do it, don’t we? We should have done it three years ago. Why is it taking so long? Just get on with it! The ‘it’ in Brexit has never been defined. Nobody really knows what it means. But people keep saying we have to do it. After all, […]

A new Initiative to highlight the Erosion of the Rule of Law in the EU

EU Priorities |

At the beginning of September a petition[1]to the European Union under the European Citizens’ Initiative provision in the EU Treaty to call in the European Commission to act to monitor the rule of law in all member states. The petition is under the aegis of the EU treaty article allowing European Citizens’ Initiatives (ECIs), which […]

Tories are revolting

Jon Danzig |

The Conservatives used to be the party of Europe. Their greatest war leader, Winston Churchill, was a passionate proponent of the “union of Europe as a whole” as the way to create lasting peace on our continent. Although he didn’t at first envisage the UK joining this union – because we already had our Empire […]

What would it take for a decision on Brexit to be made?

PoliticsatSurrey |

Part of me is surprised that it took until now for me to get overtaken by events. Yesterday morning I was recording a podcast outside the monastery where the Treaty of Lisbon was signed in 2007, but by the time I could get to sufficiently useful wifi, Parliament had moved on enough for there to […]

80 years ago: The start of World War Two

Jon Danzig |

It was 80 years ago – on 1 September 1939 – that the Second World War started, when the German Nazi army launched a ferocious and unprovoked invasion of Poland. In the face of this unjustified aggression by Germany’s ‘Third Reich’, the United Kingdom and France could only resolve to declare war on Germany three […]

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