Irish Activists Appeal For Awareness Campaign Against ‘…alarmingly rapid development of an EU army’

wwwpeopleieThis issue of People’s News

This issue of People’s News has an unusual number of articles on military matters, and regular readers will have noticed that over the past few months these types of articles have steadily increased in number. This reflects the alarmingly rapid development of an EU army and its support mechanisms. It is a development about which there is very little awareness in Ireland, and one that may have serious implications for us all.

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The current edition of People’s News, dated 11 June 2017, is available for download here (985 KB).

E-mail: Stop The TTIP Pamphlet

The Peoples’ Movement,

A new People’s Movement pamphlet explains how an EU-US trade and investment treaty threatens democracy, would attack workers’ rights, erode social standards and environmental regulations, dilute food safety rules, undermine regulations on the use of toxic chemicals, rubbish digital privacy laws, and strangle developing economies.

people_ie_ttipA copy (356 KB) of the brochure: pamphlet in PDF format is available here.


The Bruges Group: Tackling the EU Empire

Author Dr Anthony Coughlan, Associate Professor Emeritus in Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin.

Basic critical facts on the EU/Eurozone

Type text for SEO (example Bruges Group : Image Title)Professor Anthony Coughlan of Trinity College Dublin and TEAM the international Alliance of EU-Critical movements has compiled a handbook for Europe’s democrats, whether on the political Right, Left or Centre.

Readers are invited to use or adapt this document for their own purposes, including changing its title if desired, and to circulate it to others without any need of reference to or acknowledgement of its source. People circulating it to others might consider adding an addendum outlining their own country’s experience of the EU/Eurozone.

Follow link to download pdf Brochure:

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The Evil Empire (PDF)

How the Common Fisheries Policy is recolonising the Third World

By Ray Finch MEP, Member of the EFDD Group in the European Parliament
Co-ordinator on the Fisheries Committee.

Letter from Nigel Farage

“SINCE the dawn of civilisation, the concept of property,
of exclusive ownership, has brought it with slavery. If
possessions, land and animals could be private property
then so could people.”

Read Brochure: HERE

Big Spenders – EU Extravagence

EU_ExtravaganceBy Paul Nuttal, UKIP Leader

The cost of the European Union is one of the strongest arguments for British withdrawal. At the moment we are handing over £55 million every single day to this organisation.

Meanwhile, the EU has not had its accounts signed off by auditors for nearly twenty years. Questions of waste and extravagance will be at the centre of the referendum campaign.

This booklet seeks to highlight a number of examples where the EU wastes the hard earned cash of its citizens.

Read Brochure: HERE

EU Useless – By Louise Bours MEP

EUuselessBy Louise Bours, MEP and EFDD member

All politicians are accused of spouting hot air. Within the European Parliament building in Brussels it’s like a furnace. While not every conversation that takes place there is entirely without merit, very often it invokes Nero fiddling while Rome burns.

Too often the parliamentary committees find themselves bogged down in needless debate about issues the EU has no control over, need not have control over, and, more importantly, should never have
control over.

This booklet looks at some of the recent work of two European
Parliament committees – the Committee on Culture and Education and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.

Read Brochure: HERE

Stolen Seas – How the UK suffers under the Common Fisheries Policy

Key to understanding the UK’s dysfunctional relationship with the EU is the dismemberment and disposal of our fishing industry. Once vibrant it is now virtualy defunct with many formerly healthy fishing ports now dead in the water. A sobering read…


  • stolen_seas_150By Ray Finch MEP, Member of the EFDD Group in the European Parliament 2015
  • With letter from Nigel Farage MEP, Co-President of the EFDD Group 2
How the UK suffers under the Common Fisheries Policy

Trapped                 ... ... ... ... 4
‘In the Summertime’     ... ... ... ... 7
Sharing out the spoils  ... ... ... ... 8
A licence to kill       ... ... ... ... 12
Not a free lunch        ... ... ... ... 14
The Armada strikes back ... ... ... ... 18
Sleeping with the enemy ... ... ... ... 21
Them’s our fish         ... ... ... ... 24
Notes                   ... ... ... ... 26
Acknowledgements        ... ... ... ... 28

“Swallow the lot, and swallow it now”
Sir Con O’Neill, British Negotiating Team

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Brochure: Europe doesn’t work

Europe Doesnt Work_125By Prof. Tim Congdon

The UK’s participation in ‘the European construction’ (i.e., ‘the
Common Market’ from 1973 to 1993 and the European Union
since then) has reduced employment. If the UK had remained
a fully independent nation, employment would now be higher
than it is.
The main reasons for the job destruction are two-fold – restrictive
EU employment and labour market regulations, and the opening
of the UK labour market to workers from poorer EU countries,
particularly since 2004. (See pages 18 and 24 on regulation and
Chapter 3 on immigration.)
Read booklet HERE (PDF)

The Bruges Group: What it will look like

How leaving the EU and the Single Market can be made to work for Britain

This report explains how:

  • There is no such thing as a truly ‘Hard Brexit’ – but there are significant obstacles.
  • A UK-EU trade agreement, focused on tariff reduction and clearing customs, could take just 18 months to complete.
  • The UK’s bargaining position is stronger than many commentators believe.

This report deals with the top ten issues of withdrawal from the EU. Brexit negotiators can draw on the findings of this new Bruges Group study which sets out a bold vision for Brexit and how exiting the EU, and even the single market and the customs union, can be made to work.
Read brochure: HERE