Barriers to Exit

A deliberate typo might have this as ‘Barniers to Exit’ but that would not only be a bad pun but also unfair on the man, who is only the mandated mouthpiece for an organisation that cannot win hearts and minds but believes that it does not need to, because it will suffice to win the … More Barriers to Exit

Snippets (1)

“No country will have to pay more” (Theresa May in Florence): this is an important statement. Countries like Poland share many of Britain’s concerns about the EU’s interference in their national agendas. They are natural allies in defying or moderating the aggressiveness of France and cool authority of Germany. However, Poland in particular is the … More Snippets (1)

Negotiations

This post is the fifth and final of our series in which we extract evidence from ten EU documents. Overtime Lords was the first, Democracy or Institutional Strengthening? the second, Ideology the third and Propaganda, Deceit and Lies the fourth. This post focuses on the Brexit negotiations and why we believe that while the UK … More Negotiations

May in Florence (2)

Our most recent post took a sympathetic, if lukewarm, overview of Theresa May’s speech in Florence on September 22nd. In this follow-up post we extract some quotations that we think are significant and offer our comments. We are not as dismissive as most commentators we have read though we don’t find much of substance in … More May in Florence (2)

Ideology

This post is the third from our series in which we extract evidence from ten EU documents. Overtime Lords was the first, Democracy or Institutional Strengthening? the second. This post focuses on the ideology that has underpinned the EU since its inception nearly 100 years ago. Their ideology accounts for the rigidity of the treaties, … More Ideology