Comments on: Brussels refutes claims that it will make UK sport teams wear EU flag https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/brussels-refutes-claims-that-it-will-make-uk-sport-teams-wear-eu-flag/ EU news and policy debates across languages Tue, 28 Aug 2018 21:27:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Schuman https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/brussels-refutes-claims-that-it-will-make-uk-sport-teams-wear-eu-flag/#comment-322538 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:40:17 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1087604#comment-322538 Ivan, have you checked with the UN? NATO? The Red Cross? What kind of a moron are you?

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By: Schuman https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/brussels-refutes-claims-that-it-will-make-uk-sport-teams-wear-eu-flag/#comment-322537 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:39:32 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1087604#comment-322537 PdoffbyPS, you may have compared texts, but perhaps better to try to understand them too! Did you for instance read about the improvements in the democratic powers of Parliament, compared to the previous situation? The introduction of the European Citizens Initiative? The introduction of a binding Charter of Fundamental Rights? All approved by democratically elected parliaments in the Member States (except the UK, due to its unfair non-representational ‘first past the post’ system, meaning millions of voters are never taken seriously).

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By: PdoffbyPS https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/brussels-refutes-claims-that-it-will-make-uk-sport-teams-wear-eu-flag/#comment-322533 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:06:37 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1087604#comment-322533 Have you compared the texts of the “failed” constitution with the full text of the Lisbon Treaty? I have. To all intent and purpose, the objectives are virtually identical.
So, yes, I can read – and having spent over 35 years of my professional life dealing with (and defending national interests against) the ever-creeping socialist construct that you seem to worship, I probably know a darned sight more about the machinations of the EU than most.
Sadly, I am not related to Donald Trump but, by God we desperately need someone like him to sort out the bureaucratic bullsh1te that has emanated, and continues to emanate from Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.

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By: Mike Parr https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/brussels-refutes-claims-that-it-will-make-uk-sport-teams-wear-eu-flag/#comment-322526 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:36:44 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1087604#comment-322526 you must be very gullible if you believe the Mail…oh!.wait…….

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By: Mike Parr https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/brussels-refutes-claims-that-it-will-make-uk-sport-teams-wear-eu-flag/#comment-322525 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:35:49 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1087604#comment-322525 “since when has any idea in the EU ever been diluted or withdrawn?”…..did you read the article (can you read?) … let me help – last para said: “Failed attempts to launch a European Constitution, ultimately rejected by the French and Dutch in 2005” – oh hang on – an example of democracy in action …..still in Brexit La la land it never happened – are you related to Trump by any chance?

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By: ivan burrows https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/brussels-refutes-claims-that-it-will-make-uk-sport-teams-wear-eu-flag/#comment-322521 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:04:23 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1087604#comment-322521 Its perfectly believable as its the kind of idiotic thing Brussels would do. The real question is ‘why does the EU have a flag in the first place ?’

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By: PdoffbyPS https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/brussels-refutes-claims-that-it-will-make-uk-sport-teams-wear-eu-flag/#comment-322518 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 08:42:31 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1087604#comment-322518 Those of us with long memories will remember that this idea has been around for several years.
And as for the idea that “the EU relies on soft power” … since when has any idea in the EU ever been diluted or withdrawn? Most ideas ultimately become firm law.
If the last paragraph is correct, how come the blue-and-yellow rag flies all across the EU and Beethoven’s Ode to Joy is sung regularly. Presumably, if the rag has no legal status, it cannot be an offence to desecrate it? Watch this space, as they say.

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By: Mike Parr https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/brussels-refutes-claims-that-it-will-make-uk-sport-teams-wear-eu-flag/#comment-322517 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 07:44:32 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1087604#comment-322517 Obviously a slow news day. For the avoidance of doubte: Daily Mail – also know in the UK as the “Daily Hate” has an editor whose father loved Hitler. The current owner of the Mail likewise had a father/grandfather than was a hitler/Nazi lover. The Daily Express is owned by a pornographer. I wouln’t wipe my arse with either rag – for that is what they are.

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