Two Swiss Citizens who might save the EU!
In order to escape the pernicious influences and widespread drug availability in modern English society, my wife and I decided to educate our children in Switzerland and as a result spent considerable time within that country, during which I became a great admirer of its methods of governance and the integrity and honesty of some of its politicians. Two in particular stick in my mind, and lying awake last night, I mentally prepared this posting and decided to put forth their names as possible saviours of the founding European dream. They are Adolf Ogi, twice former President of the Swiss Confederation and fearless fighter of corruption within the Olympic movement whose own personal integrity possibly lost his own native bi-lingual canton of Wallis/Valais one winter olympics, which was held instead in Turin. The other is former Chief Prosecutor for the UN International War Crimes Tribunal, Carla del Ponte, who is a native of the Italian speaking canton of Ticino and who first gained prominence for her fearless fight against mafia influences around the Swiss shores of Lakes Lugano, Como and Maggiore.
The EU Council could charge these individuals, or those they might recommend, possibly joined by a third French speaking Swiss statesmen to prepare a draft constitution for the EU along the lines of the constitution of the Swiss Confederation (with its 26 very independently minded Cantons), based upon direct democracy using the full present and future potential of the internet, totally disregarding the present corrupted and distrusted Treaties, pillars and institutions of the EU and all subject to a simultaneous, pan-EU referendum held in each of the 27 EU member states. The EU emergency funding arrangements could, if necessary, be supplemented to continue throughout the period of the preparation of the proposed draft constitution, but the confidence provided by the fact that the EU might be about to tackle its completely evil democratic deficit, could make further drawdowns increasingly less likely, and Europe could become as its founders surely must have hoped, a beacon of democracy for the rest of the world, rather than a road-map towards tyranny and institutionalised corruption as it appears today.