Saturday December 7, 2019

An ever-closer union, whether we like it or not

With Britain out of the picture, Juncker will move quickly to realise his federalist ambitions. This is not what we signed up for. And who knows where it will lead

17th September, 2017
Jean-Claude Juncker

I suspect that there must be growing concern in government after Jean-Claude Juncker’s major EU address last week. Whatever about the months of worry and uncertainty that we have had about Brexit, premonitions of an even more uncertain post-Brexit EU are now on our doorsteps.

If there were concerns about future EU ambitions for federalisation and enlargement before Juncker’s ‘state of the union’, they have multiplied afterwards. If you wanted a preview of...

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