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Johan Croneman: Our knowledge of the EU is certainly with the praise and rejection

many of us are uncertain who go to the polls for the EU vote on 26 may – what are we going to vote? The talk is always about the distance to Brussels (152 miles if you take the car down to a study of power, and the food!) Hand on heart dare I say that the medelsnittliga knowledge about Brussels, the European union and how it works is everything from the collectively inferior to the downright abysmal.

How many of us sorts out the constitutional conditions and the instrumental differences between the EU-parliament, the commission and the European council? I think most of us will be with the praise and rejection of a test of their knowledge in the basic european studies.

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a number of times. Has gone from a globally came into force no to a supranational tribunal in the 70's, to a historically justified yes to a european project for peace in our time, in the early 2000s – the domestic political fog does not make it directly easier to scout down across the continent, and orient themselves in a EUROPEAN parliament that you do not have a relation to.

James Graham wrote the powerful screenplay for the brilliant Channel 4 series ”Brexit: The uncivil war”, with the brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch as the no-page Dominic Cummings (available on HBO). It has many of us seen, and a few additional documentaries have well passed before the last 2-3 years, plus then hundreds not to say thousands of news reports and articles about Brexit – and yet many of us even found it difficult to grasp just this single individual problems: When the EU does not work.

Sunday's Document based on BBC1, ”Bye bye Britain” (by the belgian film maker Alain de Halleux) punktmarkerar for more than a year the French chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, and believe me: it is a very educational film. Michel Barnier is an extremely skillful, as a pragmatist, and at least in this issue liberating simple in their arguments.

the EU's chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, is updated and crystal clear. Photo: Magnus Hallgren

what the three most important questions is about when it comes to the Uk's withdrawal from the union – and it is actually especially clear how the political lazily british politicians have dealt with the whole utträdesfrågan, how disastrously unprepared they were, and how their political gerrymandering total fuckade up (excuse the lingot) the issue.

Constitutionally, it also seems to be completely idiotic, if you now are allowed to speak so blasphemously about the age-old british traditions – but to have a fully binding referendum, and then take a decision, but, for example, a choice between, similar to a prayer, a visit to political hell. Where are the british now, neither more nor less.

They should renegotiate the approximately 750 complex agreements, it is about 3.5 million EU-citizens ' future in the Uk, and 1.5 million britters future in Europe, it is about the new border-related issues, or not access to the european internal market.

his hand-picked fifty experts, and awesome prepared delegation, set up in the Halleux film against a bunch of lallande brits as a bit lojt seems släntra past the negotiating table and expect another day in the park, a little snickesnack and so: Finished!

It is so far a british political disaster – and Michel Barnier both sounds and looks on the surface like a timid civic studies teachers at the high school when he exemplary teaching both the viewers and the journalists (he may speak very clearly to the English journalists).

I highly recommend this excellent account of european positions in the Brexitfrågan – but it also becomes eventually a great insight into what the EU is, at least, Michel Barnier strive for. Continuously interesting.

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