The EU+UK Community: A Petition

The EU+UK Community has launched a petition to speak out and convince the British citizens to vote and stay with us! You can’t vote, but you can sign! Here is the manifesto of the EU+UK Community. We are your friends and your neighbours. We are your colleagues and your local traders. We are even, in…

A direct answer to Brexit supporters.

Right in keeping with the general spirit of the pro-Brexit supporters, the latest leaflet published by the Leave.eu campaign circulates voids arguments, distorted allegations and false affirmations. If it is hard to tell if it is mere ignorance or ruthless lies, it is intellectual dishonesty at large and for sure. In politics, facts matter, especially with vital…

The reasons of a “Brexit”.

Here are a few ideas, mustered in the last few days, as the debate around the UK membership to the EU has gained intensity, after the date for organisation of the referendum has been announced, and after Boris Johnson has stated his support to the “Out” camp. Be warned, this is clearly a orientated paper….

In London, a democracy reborn?

In 2016, residents of London will vote for their new mayor. Such an event is always important in the life of a city, especially when it is a capital, then reaching a national scope. Yet, a decision by the Labour Party has made this forthcoming election even more special. From my experience, campaigning at local,…

About the old-fashioned uses of Sovereignty

In Europe, the concept of sovereignty has made an impressive come back in the political debate. It is especially true in France and in the UK, with different use, ideas, conception and understanding. Yet, none of the parties promoting their platform on the behalf of sovereignty seems very honest, or even aware of the reality…

The unspoken dangers of #Brexit

At least in the UK, people do talk about the EU, as the general election approaches. Not in good way, though, and even worse: in an insincere and dishonest manner. How frustrating is that!? Because of what seems to be a mere lack of political courage, no politician dares and say what the real impact of this now-possible Brexit…

In French politics, the new year debuted one day in advance…

Political debate in France on 2015 has already started, and on a quite ridiculous and lamentable way, giving the tone for the next 12 months… It all started in Paris on the 31st December 2014. A bunch of kids, gathered to celebrate the New Year’s Eve. On the photos later published, they seemed excited, having…

An anniversary & an everlasting inspiration

25 years ago to the day, the Revolution started in Romania. Finally, the wind of freedom that swept across Eastern Europe was reaching Timisoara before spreading in the whole country. One week later, the tyran Ceaușescu was shot with his wife in a dismal backyard after a expeditious trial and Romania was finding its path to…

Between France and the UK, there is not only the Channel..

… there must be, somewhere, a model of a sensible job contract. Somewhere between the two models and the trends in France and in the UK. In order to revive the growth and fight against unemployment, these countries have favoured radically different options. And saying that the philosophy behind those choices are different is an understatement. The current…

How far(-ther)-right will the right-wing fly in 2015?

The political landscape in France is presently going through a genuine, though silent, revolution. However, this one does not seem progressive but rather conservative, and mostly, populist. While UMP, the main opposition party in France, has decided to completely reform, one can wonder to what extent this change will not move the party farther right, in a bid…