Working Together?

This post is a follow-up to our recent one, Dis-integration. We offer some other pieces of evidence that illustrate the contradictions between claims of unity and the reality for citizens, which come from Germany, Hungary, Poland, Greece and Italy. The EU is dominated by Germany and it is disregarding EU rules. Germany’s 9% trade surplus … More Working Together?


From Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union address to the European Parliament last September: “I have witnessed several decades of EU integration … But never before have I seen such little common ground between our Member States. So few areas where they agree to work together.”  From the Rome Declaration of March 2017:  “Europe became … More Dis-integration

UK General Election

Many Remainers have been demanding a second referendum because: the first was only advisory, the terms were not understood by voters (they didn’t vote to become poorer), they were lied to, or for any reason that might give them another chance to keep the UK in the EU. A General Election is not the same … More UK General Election

Who wants the Euro?

The recent White Paper from the European Commission put forward five possible scenarios for the development of the EU towards 2025. We reviewed the paper in Our Commentary on the White Paper and More on the White Paper. One of the posited scenarios was that the Union would progress at different speeds; the multi-speed scenario. … More Who wants the Euro?

Plan v. People

In 1925, at the same time that Jean Monnet was developing his ideas for a federal European state, Le Corbusier was trying to persuade first Moscow and then Paris to adopt his Plan Voisin, which involved flattening the city centres and replacing them with a Modernist grid layout of tower blocks and wide open spaces. … More Plan v. People