The Bruges Group spearheaded the intellectual battle to win a vote to leave the European Union and, above all, against the emergence of a centralised EU state.

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An Italian Delivery

           


Movimento 5 Steile (M5S) is an Italian anti-eu party founded in 2009. It is incredible to think that a country that hosts the euro could in any way, however small be opposed to the rhetoric of the EU. Although Italy was one of the six founding members of the European Commission that evolved into the current European Union, historically it has always embraced tough decisions. Whether fighting Hannibal the Carthaginian General or facing domestic uprisings of slaves like Spartacus, Italy has a very colourful cultural history of which it can be proud.


On my holiday to Rome in 2011, I was absorbed by the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Vatican and many other famous landmarks. Stepping across Rome was like walking through history in a week. I recalled how my ex-wife told me that her family (also in the Mafia) had ensured that on numerous occasions escaped British airmen during world war 2 had been smuggled to safety, despite the German occupation of Italy. Apparently, it was a common occurrence for these brave Italians to engage in direct armed combat with the German Army. Unlike pizza, this was an Italian delivery with a considerable difference.


Italy as already stated was a founding member of the European Union. Yet, despite its many attempts to direct and shape policy that would be more advantageous to its internal markets and domestic policies, it has teetered on the edge of bankruptcy on more than one occasion. Potentially, this signals that the core Euro members may face similar challenges as a result of policies that are developed in Brussels if changes are not forthcoming and these economic issues remain unresolved. Known for its fashion, fast cars and passionate personalities Italy is a valuable asset in the arsenal against further European integration.


Historically speaking, Italy has created many inventions through many inventors. Indeed, Leonardo Da Vinci arguably most notable of these designed the parachute and the giant crossbow amongst other things. His invention of the Anemometer was a result of his passion for flying. His modern contemporary Guglielmo Marconi was responsible for the wireless Telegraph capable of transmitting over long distances. In 1901 he sent the first transatlantic signal. Alessandro Volta invented the electric battery in 1800. Imagine a world without any of these inventions? It would take volumes to list the contributions of Italy to the modern world. For example, the era of the Roman Empire brought roads, education and sanitation to many cultures. 


The EU must address the issue of mass migration and its impact on the Italian economy and the ability of that economy to absorb such swells in numbers encouraged by the policies of their previous ally  Germany. Some would argue that Germany's open door policy has impacted the Mediterranean countries in the South of the EU more heavily than their counterparts in the North. The Italian police have reportedly faced an increase in crime and civil disobedience. The Italians are now considering their own exit from the EU and rightly so.









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Comments 2

Guest - Yacine on Tuesday, 19 December 2017 11:52

Hi James,
Looking forward to your article about cryptocurrency.

Hi James, Looking forward to your article about cryptocurrency.
James Coghlan on Tuesday, 19 December 2017 12:53

My writings on here at the moment are focusing on those aiming to change the EU or leave it. The Visegard Group for example. I am quite certain if my readership request an article on the EU approach to crypto-currency re tax evasion I am quite willing to oblige.

My writings on here at the moment are focusing on those aiming to change the EU or leave it. The Visegard Group for example. I am quite certain if my readership request an article on the EU approach to crypto-currency re tax evasion I am quite willing to oblige.
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