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.
During the EU referendum campaign, the core message from Vote Leave was that a vote to Leave would be a vote to take back control over the UK’s laws, courts, money and borders. Of course, the majority of voters agreed.
Now we are entering the General Election, the opportunity is there to take back complete control of our courts by also repealing the Human Rights Act and breaking free from the European Court of Human Rights.
Sovereignty and the European Communities is an explosive document that was written in 1972 during the final stages of the negotiations for Britain’s entry into what was then termed the ‘Common Market’, but it was never published. It has been kept secret from the British public until it came to light under the 30- year rule.
The 2017 French Presidential election marks a profound change in European political alignments. There is an ongoing shift from the traditional left-right rivalry to opposition between globalization, in the form of the EU, and national sovereignty.
The SNP has abandoned ‘True Independence’ and Sturgeon is forcing Scotland to choose between a more powerful Scotland inside a Federal UK, or a less powerful one inside the EU and most likely the Eurozone.
What an end to the Easter holiday. As you are no doubt aware, on Tuesday Prime Minister Theresa May took the political world by surprise and declared a snap General Election, to be held on June 8th. This is a golden opportunity for the Great British Public to give Brexit their stamp of approval once again. We can dispel – once and for all – any idea the British people regret the ‘Leave’ vote on June 23rd last year, or any suggestion we want the half-hearted, diluted ‘Brexit’ proposed by many in the Labour Party. Continue reading →
The Prime Minister has made the sensible decision to go to the people, mainly because Westminster has failed to unite behind the Brexit negotiations, as the other parties express their aims to delay and frustrate the process. This is damaging our negotiating leverage with Brussels and is against the national interest.
Leave Means Leave will be supporting those candidates who believe in a clean, swift Brexit and in delivering the will of the people, to ensure they are returned to the House of Commons.