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Jon Danzig

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Jon Danzig is an award winning medical journalist and formerly an investigative journalist at the BBC. He specialises in health, human rights and the European Union.

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How the European Commission is elected

Jon Danzig |

The EU is a democracy, in many ways more democratic and accountable than our system of democracy in the UK. The Commission President must be elected by an absolute majority of ALL MEPs – that’s at least 51% of them. Every Commissioner and the entire Commission must be democratically approved or rejected by the European […]

How to change the world

Jon Danzig |

Yes, YOU can change the world. Or more pertinently, WE can change the world. People of all ages, from all ages, have been changing the world since humans arrived on it. There’s no doubt that the standard of living of the average human has considerably changed and improved in the past 100 years, 1000 years, […]

We can’t let the Brexit lies win

Jon Danzig |

Remain should have won the 2016 referendum. Of course, we should have done. We should have won. We could have won. And we would have won, with an entirely different campaign. The Remain campaign never expected to lose. That was their mistake number one. They were driven by aloof, smug, complacency. They thought they could […]

Don’t blame migrants

Jon Danzig |

Migrants are a boon for Britain, not a burden. And Britons, we should be thankful that migrants are here. They create jobs. There are 37,000 foreign-owned businesses in the UK, hiring large numbers of people. Indeed, 7% of foreign-owned businesses in Britain employ 250 people or more, compared with just 0.2% of UK-owned businesses. Without […]

Without migrants, we wouldn’t have the NHS

Jon Danzig |

Our NHS would collapse without migrants. Almost 20% of the staff in NHS England are from overseas. Out of 1.5 million NHS staff in England, around 265,000 reported a non-British nationality as of June 2023. That’s 45,000 more than the previous year. What’s more, since Brexit, data indicates that the proportion of EU citizens working […]

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