Gaza: "Bombing, destruction, civilian deaths, madness, war; an endless war"

Ignazio Corrao is a co-author of the EU response to Gaza conflict resolution

 Gaza:

The conflict between Israel and Palestine is probably emblematic of the stupidity, senselessness and smallness of the human being, as well as the impotence of the institutions and international organisations of any nature and origin. Ever since I was a child, since I can remember, the message that came constantly from that part of the world for me was one-way: bombing, destruction, civilian deaths, madness, war; an endless war, a war which, like every damn war, knows no winners or losers, but exclusively victims and losers.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 Written by: Ignazio Corrao Posted in: Latest news, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Newsroom, 2014, September, Ignazio Corrao

Ebola is not only a medical emergency and case for humanitarian assistance, it is also a social and political problem

Ignazio Corrao is a co-author of parliament's resolution on the EU response to the Ebola outbreak

Ebola is not only a medical emergency and case for humanitarian assistance, it is also a social and political problem

Ebola has been declared a public health emergency of international concern. Yet we are in the eighth month of the outbreak and the situation keeps worsening. It is high time to for this humanitarian and security crisis to be solved and EU should play a leading role in the process. The EU response should be three-fold. First of all, it should include coordination with all international partners and particularly the US in the fight against this epidemic. The UN is the most appropriate forum to deal with this crisis and the European commission should speed up its coordination efforts for a joint response.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 Written by: Ignazio Corrao Posted in: Latest news, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Newsroom, 2014, September, Ignazio Corrao

In the war with Islamic Extremism, Russia is on our side

In the war with Islamic Extremism, Russia is on our side

Speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, today, in a debate on EU-Russia releations, and just before a vote on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: "Perhaps we ought to recognise that the West now faces the biggest threat and crisis to our way of life that we have seen for over 70 years.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 Written by: Nigel Farage Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2014, September, Nigel Farage

Scots won't get independence from a Yes vote

Scots won't get independence from a Yes vote

In a week’s time, Scotland will not hold a referendum about becoming independent. Everybody is describing it as such. But what is being voted on – and only by those who actually live in Scotland – is separation from England. Understand that and much that is otherwise inexplicable falls into place. The SNP is the voice of anti-Englishness. Like Edward II, another English ruler, arrogant in certain victory, Mr Cameron has walked straight into a long-planned ambush. The year, carefully chosen by Mr Salmond, celebrates the one unequivocal Scottish victory in the long antagonism between the two nations, at Bannockburn in 1314.

Thursday, 11 September 2014 Written by: Nigel Farage Posted in: Latest news, Newsroom, 2014, September, Nigel Farage