The great political crisis now is that a pandemic is being used to justify an end-run around constitutional rights, and so the mechanism that the general public might use to fight for their version of a ‘reset’ is on the verge of disappearing.
What the real people need is support and guidance from a considerate and responsible government. They won’t get it; and all we can do is pity them.
What the collective West seems to be saying to Montenegrins these days is, “Democracy is a simple game – the people cast their ballots on election day and at the end, NATO and the EU always win. Or else…”
English today in Europe has left the same mark as Western European languages did in Africa – as a symbol of subordination.
EU leaders and the Commission now can see that Britain crashing out of the EU presents two seismic problem for Brussels which would only add to its already political crisis.
The Trump Administration is saying “my way or the highway”. The Europeans are certainly big enough to set off on the highway by themselves.
When it comes to appointing foreign citizens to high government posts, conservative governments are at the forefront of “global governance.”
The “bottle twist” is a convenient and necessary foil to avoid the potentially damning contradiction from the Russian side, Finian Cunningham writes.