For Europe, Against the EU

For Europe, Against the EU

23 May 2011

The new buzzword in Brussels: ‘Crisis’

The EU is beset with problems, but it is so cut off from the electorate that it lacks the popular legitimacy to solve them.

16 May 2011

How EU officials simply forgot about Christmas

The European oligarchy’s failure to include Christmas in a diary for schoolkids sums up their separation from the demos.

24 January 2011

The EU-surping of democracy in Ireland

Brendan O’Neill reports from Dublin on what has really rocked Irish politics: the elbowing aside of the public by Brussels bureaucrats.

22 November 2010

The return of the Banana Republic of Ireland?

Not really. Ireland’s economic crisis appears more like the prime example of the travails of Western capitalism.

19 November 2010

The Republic of Ireland: colonised by commissioners

As part of the financial bailout, Ireland has been annexed by the Great Power that is the Brussels bureaucracy. Where are the protests?

The Greek crisis and the blame game

Greece’s woes have revealed a Euro-elite more interested in blame-shifting than tackling the economic crisis.

24 November 2009

Now all of Europe is governed by a Kremlin

With the appointment of its new president, the EU abandoned even the sham of democratic legitimacy.

23 November 2009

The European Union: a tyranny of no-marks

The problem with ‘our’ new president and foreign minister is not that they are nobodies, but that they are unelected, unaccountable nobodies.

10 November 2009

It’s Europe, Dave, but not as we know it

Europe might be back to haunt Cameron’s Tories – but this time things look very different for the EU, Britain, the Tory Party and the rest of us.

5 October 2009

A defeat for the democratic instinct

The Second Irish Referendum: the Irish people have spoken, yes, but in the voice of someone put into a headlock by far more powerful forces.