LEAKED: Secret Negotiations to Let Big Brother Go Global

Given Edward Snowden’s startling revelations of the scale and scope of NSA snooping on European citizens, companies and political leaders – much of it facilitated by its junior surveillance partner, the UK’s General Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) – the prospect of completely unhindered cross-border information and data flows should set off alarm bells across the old continent.… Read More LEAKED: Secret Negotiations to Let Big Brother Go Global

Death By A Thousand Cuts: The Silent Assassination Of European Democracy

By far the EU’s greatest — and certainly most dangerous — structural flaw is its gaping democratic deficit. As is gradually dawning on more and more people across the old continent, the European Union is riddled with fatal flaws and defects. Chief among them is the single currency which, rather than serving as the Union’s… Read More Death By A Thousand Cuts: The Silent Assassination Of European Democracy

Sir James Goldsmith, An Unlikely Defender of the Common Man

“The economy is there to serve the fundamental needs of society, which are prosperity, stability and contentment… If you have a situation whereby the economy grows but you create poverty and unemployment and you destabilise society, you’re in trouble.” The above quote comes from the most unlikely of sources: the late Sir James Goldsmith, one… Read More Sir James Goldsmith, An Unlikely Defender of the Common Man