Thursday September 24, 2020

‘Brexit is choking us all, not just Ireland’

Europe’s trust in Britain is dying as it becomes apparent that its democracy is being smothered by an unholy alliance of vested interests, wealthy financiers and international investors inside the Palace of Westminster

24th March, 2019
Theresa May: ‘None of the EU leaders could have missed May’s misfired attack on her own seat of democracy, the House of Commons, the night before she flew in to Brussels’ Picture: Getty

Trying to get into the EU is just as difficult as trying to get out, as I discovered when I arrived at the European Council Summit (EUCO) meeting in Brussels last week. The Berlaymont behemoth that is the European Commission building in Brussels has a Fort Knox mentality, with heavy security and barbed-wire barricades. All doors are pass-protected and visitors routinely challenged if their wretched piece of ID plastic is not on public display. As...

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