For Europe, Against the EU
We cannot suspend democratic debate about Europe’s future while watching the political elites bungle the economic crisis.
The bankrupting of democracy is too high a price to pay for the Euro-elites’ scheme to save their system through more austerity and integration.
No matter how crisis-ridden and corrupt the EU becomes, the elites’ solution is always: ‘More EU!’
Insulated from the demos and unpractised in the art of political leadership, it is little wonder EU officials can do little to address Euro woes.
The EU is beset with problems, but it is so cut off from the electorate that it lacks the popular legitimacy to solve them.
Must-reads from the past week
The European oligarchy’s failure to include Christmas in a diary for schoolkids sums up their separation from the demos.
Brendan O’Neill reports from Dublin on what has really rocked Irish politics: the elbowing aside of the public by Brussels bureaucrats.
Not really. Ireland’s economic crisis appears more like the prime example of the travails of Western capitalism.
As part of the financial bailout, Ireland has been annexed by the Great Power that is the Brussels bureaucracy. Where are the protests?
Greece’s woes have revealed a Euro-elite more interested in blame-shifting than tackling the economic crisis.