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European Union Power – The Ideology of Anti-democratic Governance

I don’t often quote from the Bruges group, but here goes. European Union Power The Ideology of Anti-democratic Governance This paper examines the nature of democracy and goes back to the fundamental principles, concepts and values which create democratic legitimacy … Continue reading

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The EUSSR Commission at work

European Commission: Proposal for a Directive on the use of Passenger Name Record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime (pdf), Impact Assessment (SEC 132, pdf) and Staff Working Paper (SEC 133, pdf). … Continue reading

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Democracy? – just where do you think decisions are made?

The British public are still under the illusion that they live in a democracy. We are told that because we get to vote for elected representatives, that is democratic. Well that’s true, to an extent. It only becomes true if … Continue reading

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Libertarian Party v The Government – latest

Following attempts by the Coalition to bar Andrew Withers from becoming Leader of the Libertarian Party we have taken legal advice and requested clarification from the Electoral Commission on the legality or otherwise of the government’s actions. I have previously … Continue reading

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How to create a legal Junta – Public Bodies (Reform) Bill

Bearing in mind Cameron has just been lecturing the Chinese on Democracy, please read this, Cross-posted from Witterings From Witney In 2006 the last government attempted to introduce the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill. This Bill was designed to enable … Continue reading

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EU Commission sponsors Global Governance Programme

At 11.30 a.m. on 18 June, President José Manuel Durao Barroso will deliver a speech at the Badia Fiesolana near Florence, entitled “European Union and Multilateral Global Governance”. This is the Inaugural Lecture of the new Global Governance Programme at … Continue reading

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Albion Alliance – next steps

Its been a long and interesting weekend. I travelled north to meet my colleagues in the Albion Alliance, spending 2 days thrashing out some fairly detailed ideas and plans on how we move the campaign forward in the wake of … Continue reading

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Place your vote with your conscience

It is now less than 24 hours before the voting stations open in the 2010 UK General Election. After 3 weeks of end to end coverage, there has been some positive campaigning countered by even more negative campaigning, there have … Continue reading

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Lisbon Treaty must be re-ratified – EU

In the autumn, Britain will have to re-ratify the Lisbon Treaty. Over in Brussels things are afoot and the first major Foreign Policy act of a new UK Prime Minister will be to go to Brussels to rubber stamp a … Continue reading

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European Citizens Initiative

Unsurprisingly The Guardian is pushing the European Commission line on this. Maros Sefcovic an EC functionary writes today, and from the numbers and tone of the comments, I am certainly not the only one to see through the faux democracy … Continue reading

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