Monthly Archives: June 2012

THE EU: A MODEL TO BE PROUD OF SAYS MR BARROSO


How do European democracies (in which I include our own in the UK) extricate themselves from what is now both an economic and political catastrophe – if not in existence, then in the offing? I maintain that there is still insufficient recognition of the pernicious influence of the European Union, and especially its executive body […]

IS THE EUROPEAN UNION TRULY IRREVERSIBLE?


The European Union is now so entrenched in the politics and economics of the member countries, with the European Commission (EC) being a behemoth with almost unstoppable momentum that it’s difficult to understand under what circumstances the EU could or would ever be reversed. I’ve said it often before, but the EC (the executive body […]

WAR IN EUROPE?


Under the circumstances, I can’t foresee a situation where one European nation would attack another as a consequence of this economic crisis. What is more likely, I suspect, is that if economic hardship and social tension (tension arising partly from mass movements of people intra-Europe caused by the aforesaid economic hardship) are imposed on Europe’s […]

OH FOR A BERLIN WALL MOMENT


Anybody else notice the transition these days from a group of bankers, bureaucrats and politicians grappling (and largely failing) with an intractable economic crisis, to something more sinister? We’re reading now that despite the virtual inevitability of a disorderly  financial collapse of the euro currency, and quite possibly an existential threat to the European Union […]

BACK TO THE FUTURE


When the unfolding events of the last 3 – 5 years eventually tip precipitously into a socio-economic catastrophe engulfing most of the developed world, future historians will look back on this episode with a mixture of curiosity and horror at the behaviour of the world’s politico-banking elites.

UNION BY FORCE


If Europe does continue down the path of “ever closer union” it will be by means of the increasing use of economic and political force, without mandate.  Union will be foisted on the citizens of Europe. Actually, right now, I think this is more likely to happen than the orderly and systematic unwinding of the […]

THE REMORSELESS LOGIC OF EURO FISCAL UNION


“[Osborne] says there is a “remorseless logic” in the eurozone moving towards banking and fiscal union …” Right. So, that’s the United States of Eurozone-Europe then. Oh, and has anybody consulted the Eurozone’s 332 million citizens about Mr Osborne’s “remorseless logic”? Or does “remorseless logic” take precedence over European suffrage? What the hell’s going on […]

AMBROSE EVANS-PRITCHARD WEBCHAT


Today, I (and others, of course) took part in a Daily Telegraph webchat with Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and I thought it might be of interest if I posted a transcript of part of the proceedings. Q1.      The Chancellor of the Exchequer has this morning talked about the “remorseless logic” of eurozone fiscal union.  Why is the […]

EVENTS DICTATE (AND NOT VICE VERSA)


“Moody’s has downgraded six German banks … due to the increased risk of further shocks emanating from the euro area debt crisis … [meanwhile] … Parliament might be in recess … but the eurozone crisis still rages across the continent …” I have to say that the euro/EU crisis now seems to be entering that […]

EVER MORE FANTASTIC PROPAGANDA


Let’s not be shy about calling the European Commission what it is.  The European Commission is a dictatorship.  If it’s not a dictatorship, what is it, and what is it for? Ironic really when you consider that the nutjobs who conceived of the European Union dreamt of a utopian European continent. The unsurprising result is […]

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