What on Earth?

Last week (16/05/19) The Economist newspaper published an article titled: “The second-biggest democratic show on Earth”. Presumably The Economist (TE from here on) ranks the EU second only to India in the scale of its electorate but we don’t believe it belongs in the same division in terms of democracy. TE is reliably pro-EU, though … More What on Earth?

Themes-8: Economics-2

A précis of previous posts on this theme In August last year we published a two-part review of Collapse: Europe after the European Union by Ian Kearns. Although an EU enthusiast Kearns fears for its future unless serious reforms are undertaken. We don’t share his enthusiasm and question some of his assumptions but we agree … More Themes-8: Economics-2


In a follow-up to our previous post (Expensives) we see how the leaders respond to criticisms and suggestions from the European Parliament and their Ombudsman. Last September we published a post covering a report by EUObserver on how the EU (in particular its Parliament) had refused them access to documents relating to discussions of MEP’s … More Expensives-2