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  • This is all so familiar – a process that has been described as "engrenage" or "salami slicing".

    We have been there before

  • Thus follows a "Janet and John" dissertation of the basics of the engrenage process – without, of course, that term being used - with a concluding peroration which asks, "How much longer can decent democrats subject themselves to such a system?"

    It ain't Brussels, stoopid!

  • Egypt elections electricity emissions trading scheme employment tribunal energy engrenage enlargement enterprise environment


  • Based on the principle of reverse engrenage – as well as being a superb technical policy - it was our ticket out of the EU and a reversal of the devastating effect the policy is having on our fishermen and their dependants.


  • We even had a name for this strategy – reverse engrenage – unravelling to EU, step-by-step, after the commission's own strategy of engrenage, the step-by-step accumulation of power.

    Flying false colours

  • The first of the two, the "neo-functional" model, embodies the "Monnet method" approach, relying on step-by-step economic integration gradually to ensnare the nation states by the classic process of engrenage, thereby bringing them into the maw of a single economic entity that then assumes a political dimensions, emerging as the government of Europe.

    Democracy or stability?

  • Instead, we get empty rhetoric, while engrenage continues to drive the process of European integration.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Instead, we get empty rhetoric from the media and our political leaders, while engrenage continues to drive the process of European integration.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Egypt elections electricity energy engrenage enlargement enterprise environment

    Archive 2003-05-01

  • Therefore, the process had to be carried out step-by-step, each step leading to another in a mechanism which came to be called engrenage.

    British Blogs


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  • Enchaînement de circonstances auquel il est difficile d'échapper.

    April 8, 2007