Sleepwalking Towards Frexit – Wolfgang Kowalsky – Social Europe

European flag outside the Commission

European flag outside the Commission (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a thoughtful and provocative article by Wolfgang Kowalsky published in Social Europe. He argues that sleepwalking towards the end of the European Union as we know it has begun and questions whether there’s still anybody, anywhere around to stop it.

Source: Sleepwalking Towards Frexit

Once again, it’s important to look for the bias and possible false news, focusing on the evidence. Wolfgang Kowalsky is a policy adviser working in the trade union movement in Brussels.

What Kowalsky fails to address is the incredibly poor standing of the socialists in France after the current disastrous presidency.

But Kowalsky has a point. To whom will the white working-class turn, disenchanted with the liberal elite in France? Yes, the logical answer is Le Pen. And if we assume a Le Pen presidency, Frexit will surely follow?

Of course, all of this will have a profound impact on the evolving Brexit.



Opinion – U.S. Officials: Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack – NBC News

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Putin’s face (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New intelligence shows that Putin became personally involved in the computer breach and directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked, two senior U.S. officials say.Putin’s objectives were multifaceted, a high-level intelligence source told NBC News. What began as a ‘vendetta’ against Hillary Clinton morphed into an effort to discredit American politics, especially among foreign allies.

Source: U.S. Officials: Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack – NBC News

This story is now being widely cited by the world’s media. But is it based on false news?

Certainly, a quick Google search of ‘NBC bias‘ highlights strong bias in favor of Hilary Clinton, falling readership and strong liberal leanings.

NBC cites but does not identify sources in this story. Until clear evidence is published by an unbiased source, I’m inclined not to believe this NB headline.

As for Putin, he’s still more fast footed than his adversaries.

Finally, let’s not forgot the foreign policy disasters of Clinton and Obama.