To listen to some commentators a few weeks ago, you’d have thought it was only EU membership – not shared interests and values – that brings allies together.
The EU bureaucracy, with its supranational claims, is a godsend to him. But he is more pragmatic than he looks. He does not want a Hungary without allies.
Those who still refuse to accept we’re really going to leave the EU are misreading the process, the politics, and the people.
Already, the EU is demanding discussion of certain trade matters which, according to its repeated statements, should not be brought up until the next phase of talks.
By seeing off Le Pen and electing the most ideologically pro-EU president since Giscard d’Estaing, France has changed the game.
With growing problems at home, many member states are at odds with the Commission’s punitive line on Brexit.
Are we seeing a convulsion as great as 1968 – or even 1848?
The final post in this series on how the Prime Minister’s aim of a reformed Europe, claimed by him as the basis for a Remain vote, was not achieved by his renegotiation.
Do people find sovereignty in a Parliament they regrettably take little interest in – or in actual power and the pound in their pocket: their job; their standard of living?
Overall, six in ten respondents throughout the EU said they would prefer the UK to remain a member.
Of course, sexual violence can be perpetrated by people of all backgrounds but that does not mean in that specific cases, race, religion and culture are not a factor.
A boost for Len Pen. A blow to Merkel. More Europe-wide security measures. No Commons vote on bombing Syria. And, more distantly, the end of free movement?
“Wir schaffen es” – we can do it – is the refrain we hear from Berlin, but this is falling on deaf ears in the towns facing an influx of migrants.