We have heard a lot of late about the problems of the European Union – so much so that the moderate and supportive voices are being drowned out in a cacophony of negativism. The EU is imperfect, to be sure, but so is every large institution or network of institutions. The achievements of the EU Continue reading..
See my post on why it is time to start remembering why we like Europe, on EurActiv at http://www.euractiv.com/priorities/time-shake-gloom-europe-matters-analysis-519926.
See my post on why UKIP’s time will be short: in Prospect at http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/blog/ukip-local-elections-europe-john-mccormick.
See my post regarding some of the myths perpetuated about the EU, on GQ online at http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/comment/articles/2013-05/02/ukip-debunking-eu-myths.
German president Joachim Gauck recently made a good speech on the idea of Europe, and what it means to be European. Europe, he said, stands for “peace and freedom, for democracy and the rule of law, for equality, human rights and solidarity”. This is all true enough, and many others have made the same point. Continue reading..