The former London mayor and conservative MP Boris Johnson makes fresh criticism to EU. Speaking to Sunday Telegraph, he said European history had seen repeated attempts to rediscover the “golden age of peace and prosperity under the Romans”.
“Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically. The EU is an attempt to do this by different methods,” he said.
“But fundamentally what is lacking is the eternal problem, which is that there is no underlying loyalty to the idea of Europe.
“There is no single authority that anybody respects or understands. That is causing this massive democratic void.”
Rejecting Johnson’s analysis, Shadow Foreign Secretary Hillary Benn said: “Leave campaigners have lost the economic argument and now they are losing their moral compass.
“To try and compare Hitler and the Nazis – the millions of people who died in the Second World War, the Holocaust – with the free democracies of Europe coming together to trade and co-operate, and in the process to help to bring peace to the continent of Europe after centuries of war, is frankly deeply offensive.”
Latest opinion polls suggest 50-50 for both sides.
Conclusion: The fierce fight goes on.
The Greek Parliament has approved a tax and pensions reform proposal introduced by the government. On Monday, Eurogroup’s finance minister are gathered in Brussels to discuss over a 5 billion euros bailout aid. Conclusion: Greeks and its unpopular reforms.
The battle over Labour reforms in France has goes on today. The clashes among protesters and police has broken out in May Day.
The proposed law, to be debated in parliament on Tuesday, would remove some of the protection workers enjoy against being laid off, in an attempt to encourage businesses to hire more people.
The socialist government says its aim is to combat chronic unemployment, but opponents say it will let employers bypass workers’ rights on pay, rest time and overtime rates.
Conclusion: Labour reform is debated and clashed in France.
The migrant crisis has another chapter today. Greece has begun to send returning migrants to Turkey which ones want to go to Europe as part of EU-Turkey deal. The operation will starts on Monday. Conclusion: Europeans and Turks don’t like migrants on that countries.
The democratic presidential primaries is very interesting. The Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has win the caucuces in Washington, Hawai and Alaska. He thanked his supporters and said his “campaign has the momentum”, but he still faces a tough task to overhaul the frontrunner and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. Conclusion: Democrats is very stunned like Sanders’s supporters.