Category Archives: UK-EU

A dark day for the UK – and for Europe

Let’s start with a quick time-line: This table of contents comes from Wikipedia on ‘Events of the 20th century’. It’s war, war and more war. It’s violence and discord. Interestingly, the European Union doesn’t feature on this list. So let’s … Continue reading

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TTIP and CETA – one more thing

In my last post on this subject, I suggested writing to MEPs and MPs about this matter. I have now done so. For the MEPs, I used the web tool ‘Write to Them’; for my MP, I sent an e-mail … Continue reading

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – revisited – again! And CETA – the EU – Canadian Equivalent

So now the European Commission Consultation has closed, they are overwhelmed by over 150 000 responses and what do they do? Do they put all the person power they have on analysing the responses, trying to understand why so many … Continue reading

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Cameron’s approach to European Commission Presidency – a failed strategy based on wilful ignorance

Ever since the European Parliament elections, David Cameron has been in the headlines on the subject of who should, and shouldn’t be the next European Commission President. Of course, Cameron was and is playing to the UKIP gallery; a failed … Continue reading

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DEMOCRACY – BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE

For most people, the European Elections are over and done with. Move on to the next issue. But there is still much to be said about the results and about the elections themselves. Here in the UK, most of the headlines … Continue reading

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Take Back the Power – don’t let profit trump people and planet; we can stop TTIP

On 19 July 2014, under the title ‘Take Back the Power’, the North and East London World Development Movement
organised a debate between 4 candidates for the European Parliament elections (which are taking place between 22 and 25 May 2014 – … Continue reading

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – The European Commission Consultation

As promised in my previous blog on TTIP, here’s some information about how you can respond to the European Commission consultation on TTIP. European Commission Consultations – what are they for? I could be cynical about this: the European Commission … Continue reading

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