Democracy, Disillusion and The Political Process By Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin

7 March, 2013Global Research

A new nationwide opinion poll in Ireland has shown that people are becoming more and more disillusioned with the political process leading one to wonder if democracy (people rule) has simply become demopsefia (people vote). This type of disillusionment is becoming widespread across Europe in general. While no one is naive enough to believe all the promises of politicians, in recent years the desires of the electorate seem to be ever more blatantly subsumed to the financial interests/problems of recent governments.

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Statewatch News Online, 8 October 2012: You look foreign: bring your passport, it’s what the UKBA would want

8 October 2012 —  Statewatch


1.     EU: Western Balkan states held back by lawlessness
2.     EU: Council of the European Union: Common European Asylum System – State of play
4.     EU: Council of the European Union: Military Command and Control, JCOs and Auditors letter on Home Affairs funding
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Statewatch News Online, 26 June 2012 (12/12)

26 June 2012 — – e-mail:

1.    TURKEY: Readmission: Council of the European Union rushes through agreement
2.    EU: DATA PROTECTION REGULATION: Council of the European Union position
3.    SLOVAKIA::ECHR rules against deportation of convicted terrorist because of risk of torture
4.    EU: Statewatch Analysis: The revised ‘Dublin’ rules on responsibility for asylum-seekers: a missed opportunity
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