London’s Eye On Europe

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They don’t politicise Union Jacks being waved at the Last Night of the Proms, accompanying a defiant melody, overflowing with pomp and circumstance. They applaud the vain attempt to remind everybody that if Britannia doesn’t rule the waves anymore, she certainly deserves to. Forgotten are the days of dark colonialism associated with Britain’s mastery of Neptune’s […]

Guy Verhofstadt – Lost In The Mist Over Antwerp

In his latest rant, Guy Verhofstadt – my favourite federalist Euroslicker – has, once again, added to the market value of the F-word, F for federalism. On the French crisis, he writes, What started as a decent, middle-class protest against a new tax on diesel fuel has been hijacked by professional thugs and extremists railing against migrants, […]

Brexit Musings (29) – Is Christmas Only Five Brexit Secretaries Away?

They come and they go, brought in by the wind of change, swept away by a river of delusions. The ireality of what they promise is only matched by the conspicuousness of their incompetence. Will the Brexit secretary 3.0 be any better than his predecessors? The big question is, though, whether he will make it through […]

Is EU Citizenship Meaningless? – The Dutch Seem To Think So

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Last January, a short adaptation of one of my blog posts concerning citizens’ rights after Brexit, was published in the Dutch national newspaper, “Trouw.” I pointed out the problems facing British citizens who will still be living and working in the EU-27 after Brexit. In particular, I stressed the dangers of the upcoming bureaucracy, and the […]