Europa United is proud to bring you this comprehensive assessment By Brian Milne of the history of union in Britain and what has lead to the current state of play we have today. This trilogy of publications examines what has brought Britain to brink of isolation and aversion to […]
I am a social anthropologist who specialises in the human rights of children. In practice I have worked on the street with 'street children', child labour, young migrants, young people with HIV and AIDS. My work has taken me to around 40 countries, most of them developing nations, at least four of them have been in a state of conflict or war, thus taking me to the front line in two. My theoretical work began with migration; I have worked on, written and published on citizenship and generally best know as an 'expert' on the human rights of children. I have a broad knowledge of human and civil rights for all ages, environmental issues and have been politically active most of my life. I am an internationalist and supporter of the principle of European federalisation.
Previous accounts of the French elections and all that went with them were compared to boxing rounds. The parliamentary elections and their lead up were more like some kind of elaborate set of dances with a generous amount of tripping up other dancers on the floor. Abstentions and […]
No sooner had the election officers finished counting most of the ballots of the penultimate vote, when one of the two remaining contenders attempted to drop a bombshell. Marine Le Pen ‘temporarily’ stood down from the leadership of FN. Her reasoning was that she intends to fight the […]
French elections: round five, the final round. But wait there is another one; the last punch is yet to come.
This can be kept short and sweet because it is almost anticlimactic in that it more or less foretells what happens next. This has been a unique election in that campaigning has been relatively muted and events that might have borne influence mistimed. For instance, the one man […]
This was written on 10 April, the day the campaign officially started. In two weeks we shall know who is going through to the final round. Who will make it through the eliminating rounds? It is now becoming a more open question. Today the posters go up on the […]
On the late evening of 20 March, the bell rang for the next round to begin. A three hour and twenty-minute long debate between the five leading contenders began. It is difficult to say how many viewers there were but it is estimated that it was the most […]
So far, so good. The main focus of attention is on François Fillon. The referee is looking at the staggering fighter, ready to send him to his corner. However he considers himself a real heavyweight and decides to fight on. Fillon is alleged to have secured his wife […]