Project Fear? How about some facts?

Professor Michael Dougan on: What happend to Project Fear?.

Who is this bloke?

He is Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at Liverpool University.

His work on the EU constitution and institutions covers processes of constitutional reform as well as the relationship between Union law and the national legal systems. He has published widely on the EU's constitutional framework after the Lisbon Treaty, on the principle of direct effect of Union law in national courts, and on the enforcement of Union law. Current research interests include: the problem of defining the "scope of EU law"; and developments in "flexibility" both within and beyond the EU Treaties.

He knows what he's talking about, worth ten minutes listening since this is history in the making.

  • Facts & Fiction
  • Facts & Fiction

Declaration of Independence!

declaration of independenceThe largest ethnic group of signatories (16 in all) on the original draft of the American Declaration of Independence were Welsh! Thomas Jeffersons' family who came from Snowdonia spoke Welsh too!

declaration of independence

"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

You can read the declaration here.