Europe

New EU 'superstate plan’

The foreign ministers of France and Germany have proposed creating a “European superstate” limiting the powers of individual members following Britain’s referendum decision to leave the EU, Polish public broadcaster TVP Info has reported.

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German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”.

Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.  Continue reading

What is TTIP?

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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a series of trade negotiations being carried out mostly in secret between the EU and US. As a bi-lateral trade agreement, TTIP is about reducing the regulatory barriers to trade for big business, things like food safety law, environmental legislation, banking regulations and the sovereign powers of individual nations. It is, as John Hilary, Executive Director of campaign group War on Want, said: “An assault on European and US societies by transnational corporations.” Continue reading

BREXIT – Why we should STAY OUT!

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We MUST LEAVE!

We were dragged in the the EU by HEATH, supported ironically by Thatcher. He KNEW it was not just a common market, but he LIED. The EU is an ELITIST monstrosity. It is seeking to destroy any feeling of national identity, it is controlled by a corrupt, un-elected committee and it is is bursting at the seams with failure. It is the ONLY economic block to have had ZERO growth in the last TEN YEARS, it actually does not have that many trade agreements, even Switzerland has more Continue reading

Lexit the Movie

Lexit the Movie: there is a big lie we want to challenge, and we need your help to do it, and we need to do it fast.

Politicians and journalists up and down the country have a simple message for you: voting Leave is for eccentric Tories and nationalist UKIPers. Voting Remain is for decent, progressive, internationalist Labour folk.

This is a falsehood, a very big one. And we’re going to make a film to explain why.

We are the Labour Leave campaign group, run by Labour MPs, campaigning to leave the EU on June 23rd. Continue reading

Meteora, Greece

Medieval Greek Orthodox monasteries, built on top of stunning sandstone peaks.

Luxembourg

Europe 2012

The city of Luxembourg proper was founded in 963, and its strategic position soon promised it a great fate. Luxembourg was at the crossroad of Western Europe and became heavily fortified, and you can still see the extensive city walls and towers that are its most distinctive cityscape. Due to its key position, Luxembourg was raised up to a Duchy that included a much larger territory that stretched in present-day Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and France. The powerful Habsburg family kept its hand on it until the late Renaissance times.

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Calais

calais town hall bw//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js    About Calais   Calais is the closest French port to England, just 26 miles away from Dover, and the evident tourist appeal centres around shopping. But is that all Calais has to offer?   Having suffered the ravages of war, Calais was completely rebuilt after World War II when the British destroyed the town to stop the German invasion, and very little pre-dates the war. Most people now see this busy fishing port as a lattice-work of commercial streets, conveniently located solely to enjoy the benefits of cheaper shopping. Right?   Well, maybe not. With just a sliver of water separating Calais in France from Dover in England, this port is understandably the principal ferry crossing between the two countries.   Continue reading

Dunkirk

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The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between 27 May and 4 June 1940. The operation was decided upon when large numbers of British, French, and Belgian troops were cut off and surrounded by the German army during the Battle of France in the Second World War. In a speech to the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called the events in France “a colossal military disaster”, saying that “the whole root and core and brain of the British Army” had been stranded at Dunkirk and seemed about to perish or be captured. In his We shall fight on the beaches speech on 4 June, he hailed their rescue as a “miracle of deliverance”

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