On Democracy-3

(See On Democracy-1 and On Democracy-2 first) Two quotations offer evidence that supports our claim that the EU is founded on contempt for its member nations and disdain for its citizens. “Europe’s nations should be guided towards the superstate without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised … More On Democracy-3

On Democracy-2

(See On Democracy-1 first). Continuing our retrospective review of democracy as the EU interprets it, this is typical of how Jean-Claude Machiavelli sees it working: “We decide on something, leave it lying around, and wait and see what happens. If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people don’t understand what has been decided, … More On Democracy-2

On Democracy-1

The desire for democracy amongst Europeans is ancient, indeed proverbial: Vox populi, vox dei (the voice of the people is the voice of God). This was first recorded in written advice by Alcuin of York to the Emperor Charlemagne in the 8th Century but the context shows it was already a well-known aphorism. The EU … More On Democracy-1

Gawd Strewth!

Misrepresentation Act, 1967 “The Misrepresentation Act exists to protect consumers from false or fraudulent claims that induce you into buying something or entering into a contract. It also allows you to claim damages.” Those wanting a second People’s Referendum – to overturn the first (they hope) – still claim the 2016 vote was won with … More Gawd Strewth!

Shorties-21

End of the Rope The EU is unnecessary, there are better and less divisive ways to build a collaborative Continent (ref. Europe versus EU). It is also malign, just try leaving it. There are beneficiaries of course, or it wouldn’t continue; they receive salaries, expenses, pensions, subsidies, favours or protection (for their products or jobs) … More Shorties-21

Quickies-5

In-expensive In the spare-wheel compartment of one author’s car is a fluorescent yellow gilet. It may soon have another use apart from making him more visible if he has to change a wheel at the roadside. But with Paris in flames, Berlin in flux and Rome in financial meltdown it may not be necessary to … More Quickies-5

No Confidence

The long-running BBC quiz show ‘Mastermind’ has a famous phrase – “I’ve started so I’ll finish” – to signify that the quiz master has begun to put the final question to the current contestant but will finish asking it so that he or she can complete the challenge. In Theresa May’s case it’s the other … More No Confidence

EU: Greatest Hits

The European Union is amazingly successful at convincing many that it has been successful – that has been its only major success. This may seem a crass and overblown claim to some but the evidence is strong and we have detailed much of it in previous posts. Lesser achievements did not require an overbearing, supra-national … More EU: Greatest Hits