Tuesday 23 May 2017

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While the Heads of Government were in Brussels on Thursday to rubberstamp a Franco-German plan to subjugate Europe, breathtaking in its ambition, the former Taoiseach, John Bruton, was in Dublin.

Mr Bruton -- also a former EU Ambassador to the US, and a member of what is euphemistically referred to as a "think tank", the Centre for European Policy Studies -- was here to deliver a speech to the Google Leaders' Forum at the Google Headquarters on Barrow Street.

To these multinational leaders of now and the future, Mr Bruton set out a "simple remedy" to a problem, what we might call the near total absence of democracy at the heart of the European project: the direct election of a President of the European Union. "European patriotism," he said, "like national patriotism, is not something that will arise spontaneously."

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