A critique of the EU today needs to go beyond the tired opposition between a Brussels superstate and pristine national political cultures. We need a pan-European political response, and an open-ended political analysis that takes into account the events unfolding before us. On the eve of the European Council meeting on 11-12 December, the Manifesto Club published essays by Bruno Waterfield and Chris Bickerton - analysing the anti-democratic impulse of EU politics, and the political opportunities for saying No.
No Means No! Essays on the Eve of the European Council Meeting
PART 1: E-Who? Politics behind closed doors, by Bruno Waterfield
PART 2: 'No' to the politics of the fait accompli, by Christopher Bickerton
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Bruno Waterfield is the Brussels correspondent for the Daily Telegraph (he blogs at http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/Bruno_Waterfield). Christopher Bickerton is a lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford.