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Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

September 7, 2005
by Nosemonkey
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Our government is trying to screw us while we’re not looking

Charles Clarke’s speech to the European Parliament from this morning (link courtesy of a kindly comment). Apparently the reason some people are wary of the EU is that it “does not appear to give sufficient priority to offering practical solutions … Continue reading

July 22, 2005
by Nosemonkey
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The Vauxhall incident

Otherwise known as a prime example of the problems of citizen journalism (and hysterical women)… (This follows today’s liveblog coverage of the shooting at Stockwell and other events.) First pondering: “I find it strange there aren’t many press stories about … Continue reading

July 19, 2005
by Nosemonkey
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Terrorism: a piece of piss

Reuters reports a new leak hinting at another “intelligence failure”, this time about how we seemed taken by surprise by the London bombs: “Pressure on the country’s intelligence services intensified on Tuesday with the leaking of a memo in which … Continue reading

February 15, 2005
by Nosemonkey
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Sovereignty

Via Political Theory Daily Review, a pdf article providing an interesting (if flawed) overview of the development of the concepts of “sovereignty” and “the nation state” which EU-sceptics often seem to get so worked up about, as well as the … Continue reading