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No, the key now is ideological capture, and David McWilliams is arguing that the future is a corporatised global world, not a national one or the EU based on nation states and a large bureaucracy.   (eh - let's forget about the democracy bit....)

And he has a point.  The last thing anyone can remember the European Parliament doing for them is the elimination of roaming charges, and that took many years.

The EU has a credibility and PR problem, it is no longer seen as delivering new tangible benefits to ordinary people.  That may be partly unfair, but that's a growing perception.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 at 09:01:09 AM EST
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Makes sense. Couldn't he have said that himself instead of bringing in Venice, 20-year old taxi drivers and all the rest? Maybe you should write for the Independent instead?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 at 09:41:03 AM EST
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