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Errol posted a topic in Current affairsFor some reason, my previous posts of this seminal book were deleted (or disappeared). It's a mainstream book/publication, available (and a best seller) on Amazon and in all good book shops. Published by Bloomsbury and reviewed in all major newspapers. I can't think why a discussion of the book would not be allowed on HpC (in the correct forum area). Anyway, I read this book - The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam by Douglas Murray - a few weeks ago. I feel it is one of the most seminal books of the last 10 years and should probably be read by anyone with even a passing interest in what is taking place in Europe. I'm putting this thread for discussion of the book in what I feel is the correct forum area - 'Current Affairs'. From the amazon blurb: The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society. This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them. Told from this first-hand perspective, and backed with impressive research and evidence, the book addresses the disappointing failure of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel s U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation and the Western fixation on guilt. Murray travels to Berlin, Paris, Scandinavia, Lampedusa and Greece to uncover the malaise at the very heart of the European culture, and to hear the stories of those who have arrived in Europe from far away. In each chapter he also takes a step back to look at the bigger issues which lie behind a continent s death-wish, answering the question of why anyone, let alone an entire civilisation, would do this to themselves? He ends with two visions of Europe one hopeful, one pessimistic which paint a picture of Europe in crisis and offer a choice as to what, if anything, we can do next. Can be purchased on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strange-Death-Europe-Immigration-Identity/dp/1472942248
Are you 18 years old? Would you like to explore Europe? Then you are the perfect candidate to apply for a new European Union initiative to be officially launched shortly. In June 2018 the European Commission is selecting up to 15,000 enthusiastic young people to be the lucky recipients of a travel pass to discover Europe. Those interested need to apply in June 2018 over a two week period (details to be released soon). Travel between July and September 2018. EU Commission announcement (via Twitter) "Over 20,000 young people are expected to benefit" Europa Press release "an estimated 20,000-30,000 young people a travel experience that would help foster a European identity, reinforce common European values and promote the discovery of European sites and cultures." Applications will be handled via European YouthEU (Facebook) and Twitter About 1,900 tickets have been earmarked for British applicants, with 2,500 for Germany, 1,960 for France and 140 for Ireland. Applicants will have to give reasons for why they should be awarded the Interrail pass and agree to act as European ambassadors by posting about their experiences on social media. At first glance this seems like a wonderful idea, however forcing teenagers to use social media, while pushing against an open door, still seems a bit creepy - are the EU going to claim ownership of all those social media posts? If they post something negative does the train pass get cancelled? A limit of 1,900 tickets, there are around 750,000 18 years olds in the UK, so if they all apply for this then there's less than a 1 in 300 chance of being "selected". The offer does not cover any of the other costs, hotels etc of travelling around Europe for 30 days, so it's safe to say the take up will be mostly from the Middle and Upper class. The cost of this scheme (assuming full take up) works out to £480 per person, but you can currently buy a 1 month Interrail pass for £459, where does the other £20 go? If you are 19 or over you can't apply. If you are 17 or younger we will have left the EU by the time you turn 18 so tough luck!
Lithuania is part of the EU, so an invasion could easily drag other EU countries into war with Russia. Germany is sending 500 troops - "Our allies are ready to fulfil the obligation to boost Lithuania's security together with us" Why has this not been reported by anyone in the UK media? Anyone for a nice little flat in Vilnius for 34K ?