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The European Stability Mechanism – helping Europe towards tyranny?

In July 2010, I wrote an article for ConservativeHome, setting out the inevitability of economic and political centralisation when interventionist nations are combined in a customs union. I referred to the book Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War, published as World War II ended, which made the case in its discussion of Peace Schemes, such as “the union of western democracies”. Today, the Commons will be asked to give second reading to the European Union […]

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EU motion of the day: “European Semester in the UK” – EU centralised economic planning

Parliament sees a considerable amount of EU business in the main chamber, often nodded through without debate. Here’s today’s motion (emphasis mine): 3 EUROPEAN SEMESTER IN THE UK [No debate] Mr Mark Hoban That the Committee takes note of European Union Documents No. 10834/12, relating to the Commission Communication: Action for stability, growth and jobs; No. 10557/12 and Addendum, relating to the draft Council Recommendation on the United Kingdom’s 2012 national reform programme and delivering a Council opinion on the United Kingdom’s […]

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The Initiative for a Free and Prospering Europe

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The Prime Minister today made a spirited defence of the Government’s position following the European Council meeting, in the face of ridiculous pantomime behaviour by Labour. I was glad to be called to ask a question, in which I brought to the Prime Minister’s attention the Initiative for a Free and Prospering Europe, launched yesterday: The Initiative for a Free and Prospering Europe (IFPE) is an informal and non-political group of European think tanks and other non-governmental organizations, personalities from […]

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