Tag: EU

Can Nationalists Win the European Parliamentary Elections?

Between May 23rd and May 26th next year, voters all across the European Union will have the chance to vote for their representatives in the European Parliament for the next five years. The EP is one of the five ‘core’...

/ 10/01/2019

Theresa May and the Brexit Betrayal

The political fault lines within the Tory party on EU membership and increased European integration have been the scourge of the party since the halcyon days of Thatcher.  The greatest exercise in the history of British democracy; the Brexit referendum,...

/ 13/12/2018

Ireland is Wasting Time Tackling Climate Change

There’s been a lot of talk about climate change recently, this time spawned by the COP24 summit. However, despite this resurgence, we’ve heard nothing new. Reduce this, disaster that, “think of the coral reefs!” etc etc. According to this recent...

/ 10/12/2018

A European Army is Another Brick in the Federalist Wall

The recent urgings of French President Macron and German Chancellor Merkel to the European Union to create a single European army could hardly be more crassly timed. Coming within a week either side of the centenary of the end of...

/ 08/12/2018

Why France’s Macron is Doomed to Fail

When Emmanuel Macron, darling of the French establishment, was elected in May 2017, he was hailed as the saviour of everything from French national pride to the French economy to the dream of establishing a single European state. A little...

/ 01/11/2018

Why Didn’t the Irish Rebel? Explaining Post-Crash Inertia

The question of how the Irish elite avoided being overthrown, if not publicly hanged, in the aftermath of the Great Recession must surreptitiously linger in the minds of those in the corridors of power to this day. Despite the recent...

/ 22/10/2018

The Burkean’s Political Parties – Irexit Freedom Party

On September 8th, over 400 people attended our conference and AGM in Dublin. Those in attendance were both young and old, liberal and conservative, left and right leaning in their political ideology. Indeed many had no identifiable political ideology at...

/ 21/09/2018

Analysing German Political Interference in European Nations

On August 22, 2018, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas published an important article in the ‘Handelsblatt’ with a telling title ‘Making Plans For A New World Order.’ He writes: “Only by joining forces with France and other European nations can a balance...

/ 14/09/2018

No Country For European Reformists

Ireland is a contradictory isle. On the one hand, we have a penchant for rejecting EU treaties, then deciding to pass them at the second time of asking (a questionable policy in any democracy, but that’s for another day). On...

/ 07/09/2018

The Neo-European Empire: Why Louis Hoffman’s Analysis of the EU Falls Short

It’s funny how times change. At the dawn of the 20th century, Europe was the hub of a number of different global empires, such as Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Britain, all of which were vying for the control of the world’s...

/ 17/02/2018