Jon Worth Euroblog

EU analysis, cross-posted to Blogactiv

“Was it really a year since the last one?” you’re perhaps asking yourselves. Yes, just as Brussels eases itself back to work after the summer break, Jean Claude pops up to tell everyone why everything is going swimmingly (or not) depending on your point of view. This year Juncker’s State of the European Union speech …

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2017 is election year in France. Le Pen is stealing votes from the traditional republican right and Nicolas Sarkozy, never one to shy away from stealing ideas to the right of him, thinks that he’s on to something to promise to tear up the Le Touquet agreement between the UK and France and that this …

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UPDATE: there is a good, meticulous reply to my blog entry – that text and my response to it is here. Do have a read of that before reading the stuff below! Despite going out of my way in my blog entry about why Brexit will not happen to make it clear the entry is …

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Brexit, and the economic and political consequences of it, is serious. So why then has the UK appointed its least serious front line politician, Boris Johnson, as its Foreign Minister? (backed up by the little better Davis, Fox and Leadsom) That’s the question that politicians and journalists across the EU are asking themselves. Jean-Marc Ayrault …

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