Verhofstadt’s Hellish Vision

CSM EDITORIAL Guy Verhofstadt is currently running to take over as EU Commissioner from Jean Claude Juncker when he retires in November. He let the cat out of the bag by saying that the EU needs to get rid of the unanimity principle and remove the veto that member states currently have in order to make rules about things like migration. He thinks that they … Continue reading Verhofstadt’s Hellish Vision

The EU Creaks

CSM EDITORIAL Since before the EU Referendum in June 2016 the Remain side has sold Project Fear. The constant warnings about Brexit have ranged from medicine shortages to grounded planes. Many of these threats have come from EU sources. The EU are clearly worried that the UK might just leave without making them a large payment and without staying in their system for another 24 months … Continue reading The EU Creaks

The Brexit Party Warning Shot

CSM EDITORIAL The announcement by Nigel Farage that his Brexit Party is now a viable choice for the next European Elections in May  – should it need to be used – is key. Should there be any significant delay to Brexit – and the European elections be fought by UK politicians (let’s hope not) – then the Tories and Labour can expect to lose most … Continue reading The Brexit Party Warning Shot

The EU Fails Ordinary People

BY JAMIE FOSTER The Guardian was almost drunk with joy that ‘30 top intellectuals’ published their sentimental call to arms in which they claimed Europe was teetering on the brink of annihilation. You can imagine that these 30 top intellectuals have each other on speed dial just in case the moment presents itself to whine about the state of the world and warn of calamities … Continue reading The EU Fails Ordinary People

The Folly of Focusing on Europe

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN We have learnt a great deal about our friends in Europe in recent weeks. France wants to plunder our fish, Brussels wants to command our army, while Spain wants to grab our land. The current government in Dublin, albeit increasingly rattled, cares far more for the EU than the UK. No wonder a growing portion of the British people – exhausted by … Continue reading The Folly of Focusing on Europe

Is Brexit Boring You?

BY SAM HOOPER Laughing at Britain’s Brexit woes might be justified if other countries were successfully tackling the pre-eminent problem of the early 21st century — reconciling meaningful democracy and self-determination with the imperative for global regulation and governance. But since no-one else has bothered to pick up the torch of destiny, maybe it’s time to rethink the self-satisfied mockery. Spare a thought for poor Ryan … Continue reading Is Brexit Boring You?