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 […]
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.
We are getting closer to one of the most important elections in Europe for quiet some time and Europa United will be putting the spotlight on the 2017 French presidential Elections and we start with Brian Milne assessing the performance of the contenders. Round one The first round of […]
Trump’s ambassador and other mishaps, or how to walk into a wall before you get round to building the wall you really want but actually is not what you intended.
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair. […]
The UK leaving the ECHR is in the best interest of neo-liberalism but not the people who believe they are getting back control.
Theresa May promised to take the UK out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) during her time as Home Secretary. That would follow repealing the UK’s own Human Rights Act (HRA). Both would then be replaced by a Bill of Rights. Toward the time of the […]
There is an idiom that was popularised in USA by Mark Twain, who attributed it to the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” There is now a fourth kind, a Theresa May lie. Theresa May finished her so-called Brexit plan speech […]
I have started with a quote from Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh. The gloomy donkey always appeared to be a pessimist, but often he was foreseeing the better option between two choices. Theresa May appears to have chosen for the UK, ruling out scrutiny and approval by parliament […]
‘Scotland’s Place in Europe’ Conciliatory or a push for independence and EU membership as a nation state?
Nicola Sturgeon called for a fundamental shift in the devolution settlement when she set out the Scottish government’s proposals for keeping Scotland in the European single market. In what would appear to be a return to a harder line on Scottish independence, she described a second referendum as ‘highly […]