April 24, 2014

A Rebellion Is Brewing Against Brussels

Peter Oborne, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

The EU has always been at heart an elite project. It has been defined by rule from above, made deliberately unintelligible to the average citizen. Its first architects, having lived through the fascism of the Thirties and the horrors of the Second World War, indeed had excellent reasons for distrusting democracy and the popular will. This helps to explain the most unlikely feature of the European system: the absence of opposition.

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