Category Archives: Europe

Is another war inevitable?

I want to start with a quote: “Every modern state is governed by the privileged, that is, by those who control industry by owning railroads, lands, mines, banks, and credit. These men thus obtain enormous and unearned capital, for which … Continue reading

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You can drive a car with three wheels, but why would you?

If the UK is to leave the EU it is possible that doing so may make the world a little bit fairer, so maybe it is time to look on the bright side. Continue reading

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We needed a revolution, but not this one

It feels as if I am waking from a nightmare; a nightmare where we have turned out backs on our friends, we have turned our backs on cooperation over trade, culture, science, care of the environment, security and the control … Continue reading

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Britain has just committed an act of self-harm

The title of an article by the economics editor of The Times caught my eye: “The poorest voted for Brexit, now they will bear the brunt of the cost“. How true, I thought and started reading. The opening sentence brought me … Continue reading

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The Death of Europe, or just the UK?

I can’t believe that the sun is still shining this morning. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has just voted to leave the European Union. 52% of those voting chose to leave. There will be pundits with … Continue reading

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Crime does not stop at the Cliffs of Dover

Editor, Christopher Gill’s letter about European Legal systems was predictably misleading and alarmist. (Letters 30th October.) On 8th October, the European Parliament voted to adopt a legislative resolution that will enhance police and judicial cooperation and efficiency across the EU. … Continue reading

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