Shorties-18

More Negotiations Reuters reports in an article that can be found here: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-options/stairway-to-brexit-barnier-maps-out-uks-canadian-path-idUKKBN1ED23R “[I]n an interview with several European newspapers on Monday, Barnier stressed that any deal would not replicate the kind of access London financial services firms have now and he has repeatedly said that while a trade pact will be tailored to the … More Shorties-18

More High and Mighty

Our previous post introduced a theme we have found ourselves repeating again and again: The EU consistently displays disdain for the opinions and preferences of the common man and woman in the street, or field, on the bus and even via his or her elected representative in a national parliament. A list of relevant links, … More More High and Mighty

High and Mighty

During the course of our blogging about the EU and the Brexit Referendum we have touched repeatedly on a number of themes. In this post we highlight the disdain in which the EU and its leaders hold the people and their nations. So great is the mission that it must not be impeded by citizens’ … More High and Mighty

Revealing Appointment-2

In February the European Commission appointed Martin Selmayr to the post of Secretary-General, effectively the head of the EU’s civil service. We posted our comments on this in March this year. [1] This follow-up post shows that even within the EU the secretive process of Selmayer’s appointment has caused concern, adding to the problems caused … More Revealing Appointment-2

State of the European Union 2018 – 3

This post is the third and final part of our review of Jean-Claude Juncker’s speech to the European Parliament. The full text of his speech can be downloaded from here: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/soteu2018-speech_en_0.pdf Responsibility: Swipes and Digs “It is our Galileo programme that is today keeping Europe in the space race. No single Member State could have … More State of the European Union 2018 – 3

State of the European Union 2018 – 2

This post is the second part of our three-part review of Jean-Claude Juncker’s speech to the European Parliament. The full text of his speech can be downloaded from here: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/soteu2018-speech_en_0.pdf Unification The Five Presidents Report [1] is not often referred to directly these days but its plan still underpins the economic activities of the Union … More State of the European Union 2018 – 2