Category Archives: European Union

The strange death of liberal Europe

Douglas Murray offers a powerful critique of immigration, identity politics and Islam.

In The Strange Death of Europe, Douglas Murray argues, as the title suggests, that Europe is in its death throes. He reaches this conclusion by weaving together two arguments. First, there are too many migrants, especially of the wrong sort, entering Europe. Secondly, they are coming at a time when Europe ‘has lost sight of what it is’. Hence, he argues, ‘the movement of millions of people into a guilty, jaded and dying culture’ cannot work.

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EU Combined Military HQ To Be Launched ‘Within Days’

European Union leaders plan to move forward with the creation of an EU military headquarters within the next few days – and warn that Britain may still be expected to take part, even after Brexit.

Plans to set up a joint Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC) facility, agreed by all 28 member states in March, had been stalled by British objections to the facility having an operational military role.

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Conrad Black: The Europeans are smug as ever, but have less and less reason to be

I have just returned from Europe, where there has been an irritating outburst of complacency over recent political events there, from quarters with no right to indulge in it. The huge sigh of pan-European relief over the first round of the French election is completely unjustified. The only candidate who looked and sounded like a president of the French Republic, François Fillon, came third, because of unproved and politically motivated allegations of improper payments to his Welsh wife. The front runner is an untried, practically unknown, glib 39-year-old who claims to be a reformed socialist, Emanuel Macron. He has never been a political candidate before and is married to his former schoolteacher, 24 years his senior.

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Too Little Too Late? ‘Ban Islamic face veils across the EU’

The biggest party in the European Parliament – which European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is a member of – has called for a Europe-wide ban on face veils.

The European People’s Party (EPP) claims the measure would be beneficial for security, and help ‘human interaction’.

It also called for measures to avoid concentrating thousands of ‘third country nationals’ in any one place, and said welfare payments should be linked to ‘mandatory integration requirements’.

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European Union Tells Hungary and Poland To Accept Mass Migration Or Leave

The appropriate response to the EU demands.

France and Germany, along with a host of up to 21 other countries, are set to demand Hungary and Poland either accept migrants under the quota system or leave the European Union (EU).

The two nations have ignored Brussels’ insistence that they take migrants presently residing in great numbers in Italy and Greece. Public opinion in Hungary and Poland is also strongly against being forced to accept thousands of migrants from non-European cultures.

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Seething EU diplomat reveals plans to sabotage UK in revenge for Brexit

The europhile, who watched from the United Nations as Theresa May triggered Article 50, reportedly said: “Britain has shot itself in the foot. We intend to shoot you in the other.”His comments, made to the BBC’s UN correspondent Nick Bryant, signal a bitter road ahead for Brexit negotiations, despite top Brussels chiefs outlining how they want friendly talks.The very undiplomatic words raises the prospect some resentful European countries could secretly be wanting to deliberately punish the UK for invoking Article 50 and leaving the European Union (EU).

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Bosses can ban workers from wearing Islamic headscarves or other religious symbols, EU’s top court rules

Bosses can ban workers from wearing headscarves, the top European Union’s court has ruled.

It is the court’s first decision on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves at work.

On the eve of the Dutch election where Muslim immigration has been a major theme, the Court of Justice gave a joined judgement in the cases of two women, in France and Belgium.

More… Employers can ban female workers from wearing headscarves, European court rules

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European Council Demands ‘Mechanisms’ to ‘Tone Down’ ‘Anti-Immigrant’ UK Media

Freedom Of Speech

The Council of Europe has claimed the UK media, “online sources”, and “certain politicians” are inciting “hate speech” and “hate crimes”, and demands the state strengthens “mechanisms” to “tone down” and silence such voices.

The Advisory Committee for the Council also said the “media should be promoting intercultural dialogue”, “training” journalists in the right way to report, and hiring more ethnic minorities.

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Stripping terror suspects of British citizenship is lawful, European judges rule

European human rights judges have ruled that Theresa May’s policy of stripping British terror suspects of their citizenship while abroad to bar them from returning to Britain is lawful.

Judges at the European court of human rights (ECHR) unanimously threw out a claim by a Sudan-born terror suspect who took UK citizenship in 2000 that depriving him of his British passport violated his right to a private and family life.

The ECHR ruling also dismissed the man’s claim that he couldn’t properly appeal the decision from abroad because he feared that his communications with his lawyers would be intercepted by the Sudanese counter-terrorism authorities.

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How the EU uses migration to batter democracy

Brussels has weaponised migrants, with disastrous results.

The Brexit vote is history. A closed or open Britain is the defining battle now’, read a Guardian headline in the wake of the Brexit vote. This has been the elite narrative ever since. The question of whether Britain will now turn in on itself or extend outwards, shun migrants or welcome newcomers, has preoccupied both sides of the post-Brexit debate. Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech was dedicated to dispelling the idea that Brexit was a victory for Little Englanders, and arguing that instead it was an opportunity for a truly global, internationalist Britain. Among staunch Remainers, the spectre of post-vote xenophobia has fuelled their campaign to soften or better yet scupper Brexit.

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