Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens living in the UK and UK Nationals living in the EU

The loss of the freedom to live, work and study.
We often see posts, usually from those living in the UK, which talk about freedom of movement throughout the EU in terms of economic migrants or how it mainly benefits the neoliberal corporations, giving them a cheap source of labour.

There’s a much bigger dimension and one which needs to be made clear. Brexit could lose all British people so much.

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Trump to visit Paris on le quatorze juillet

It seems to have been little reported but Donald Trump is to visit Paris on the 14th of July.

There is much discussion on how and why this is before he visits Britain, which the French consider unusual but also where there seems to be some opposition to his visiting…

For us in the UK, at least that may mean that the British Prime Minister will be rather less distracted.

But this visit would seem to suggest that Macron is Blair.2

We can only hope that his handshake is as firm as it was alleged to be before  – and that he doesn’t on any account hold hands.

Otherwise he might have the DUP to answer to.

The challenge to Europe and its Democracy

We are more aware today of the need for change within the EU than any time during the last ten years. Since 2010 the Euro Group, which is made up of European Finance Ministers, has successfully sidelined the elected European Parliament. In effect the Euro group operates outside of the Treaties and is no longer accountable to either National or European Parliaments.
The Euro Group now controls all economic policy, the supervision of private banks the rescue packages given to failing states, like Greece, and policy on Austerity.

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