Ideas on Europe

Jon Danzig


The Author

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.


Blogs on: EU ROPE


The Brexit nobody voted for

Jon Danzig |

After Theresa May became Prime Minister in July 2016 she said, “Brexit means Brexit”. It was gobbledegook. Brexit at that stage didn’t mean anything. Nobody, let alone the electorate, had agreed what it could or should mean. There was no consensus – not even among prominent Brexit campaigners, who couldn’t even agree with each other. But […]

Illegal migrants? No, illegal Britain

Jon Danzig |

The media, the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, and the Home Secretary, James Cleverly, call them “illegal migrants.” They are not. They are mostly desperate, destitute, often stateless men, women, and children fleeing from war, torture, oppression, and persecution. Nobody risks their lives across the treacherous waters of the English Channel in unsuitable and unsafe boats […]

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 […]

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