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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Diane Abbott’s replacement by Lyn Brown as shadow Home Secretary a day before the general election provides ample evidence that Labour under Jeremy Corbyn are unelectable and the Conservatives were right to call the election to settle matters before the most crucial period in British history for generations.
For the time being the Conservatives are the only party fit to govern and should be elected, however, the abject decline of talent available to Labour to put up as leaders should be a cause of worry for us all. The Labour party has moved toward the Marxist left reflecting an underlying and disturbing polarisation of society, it has become detached from traditional Labour voters who in many respects and policies are no longer represented and who recognise the danger of a Labour Party victory.
EU’s Federica Mogherini: “The EU is in a unique position to provide global security”
The European Union is in a unique position to provide global security, according to Federica Mogherini, the EUڈs head of foreign affairs and vice-president of the EU Commission, who stated that the EU had both the “hard”and the “soft”power needed to accomplish the task Speaking in Estonia, she said: “There is a European way to security that is never purely and only military. You take any crisis or security threat in the world of today, and you realise that the hard power, the military means are always necessary but never enough.
“The European Union has this unique mix of hard power that needs to be increased because itڈs not enough, what we have now, but we have at the same time the soft power. And this is a unique mix if we manage to increase our hard power, position ourselves in a place that can be very helpful for our partners in the world to tackle some security issues”
If the bloc had the “political courage”to take on the role it could become an institution that provides worldwide security“So I think that the work we have ahead of us is huge but we have, if we are self-confident and we take the political courage to use the potential we have, we could be indeed the security provider for European regions, and more largely the world”
Extracted from the People’s News Newsletter: No. 168 23 May 2017(PDF)
Ed: Slugger O’Toole is a blogging site “which takes a critical look at various strands of political politics in Ireland and Britain”. In it I came across this article which provides an insight into the some of the fractious Brexit issues which need to be recognised and worked out. The comments are very informative too and I can recommend a read.
Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal, has held numerous university appointments. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Dr. Roberts can be reached at http://paulcraigroberts.org
Marine Le Pen is the only candidate for the French presidency who represents France. All the rest represent Washington and the EU. Why are the French people so slow to see the obvious facts? France died with Charles de Gaulle. He was the last French president.
Washington, of course, hated De Gaulle, because he would not let France be part of the American Empire. He kept France out of NATO. De Gaulle understood that NATO was unnecessary as a military alliance, as there was no threat of a Soviet invasion of Europe. NATO was Washington’s way of absorbing Europe into the American empire. Stalin himself had made it crystal clear that there would be no Soviet invasion when he eliminated the neoconservatives of his time who wanted to establish Soviet hegemony over the world. “Socialism in one country,” declared Stalin as he killed off the Soviet neoconservatives.
Ed – The following extract comes from the www.people.ie newsletter 166 which can be located here. Getting the UK/Ireland/Northern Ireland relationship right, post-Brexit, is a must. This article talks through some of the options.
The Peoples’ Movement newsletter extract, April 24th 2017
Relations between Britain and Ireland that touch on Northern Ireland should in principle be settled bilaterally; but if the Republic seeks to remain in the EU when the United Kingdom leaves, it is the EU acting collectively, on the basis of qualified majority voting under article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, that will decide the Irish state’s future relations with Britain and Northern Ireland, and not the Government acting independently.