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Voting NO

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Much as GeenStijl and I are getting along splendidly this week (here’s why), I have to take issue with their analysis of the VoteWatch stats on Council voting. The tenor of their post, which was also the implication of the general news wire story, was that it is good that the Netherlands votes no. Mede omdat de […]

Tony Barber on ACTA

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Tony Barber’s brief blog post on ACTA this week was painfully even-handed, and ended on a most curious note: [I]f the EU wants to be taken seriously in its self-appointed role as the world’s most fervent supporter of a rules-based international political and economic order, then it will need to clean up its act on Acta. What […]

GroenLinks comes out against Democracy

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Yesterday I tweeted this story to Sophie in ‘t Veld MEP, who belongs to GL’s centre-left rivals D66, but she didn’t seem interested in exploiting it for electoral gain, so I guess I’m going to have to do it myself. As it turns out, GroenLinks, the Dutch Green Party, thinks it is a good thing […]

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