Author: Jon Danzig

Jon Danzig is an award winning medical and investigative journalist, formerly at the BBC. He is currently running a grassroots Facebook campaign to explain the reasons why Britain could rejoin the European Union

Tory pride and prejudice against the EU – it’s not new

Jon Danzig

On 25 February 2014, the European Parliament voted on an EU fund to provide food aid to those suffering extreme poverty in the EU.  The EU offered up to £22 million to help subsidise Britain’s food banks, but the money was blocked by the UK government. Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK. […]

Victory in Europe Day and the creation of the EU

Jon Danzig

Today is Victory in Europe Day to commemorate the end of the Second World War in Europe, 77 years ago, on 8 May 1945. What has VE Day to do with the European Union? Everything. The European Economic Community – later to be called the European Union – was started in the aftermath of the […]

The Electoral Commission – independent no more

Jon Danzig

Search, and you’ll hardly find any mention of this in the national press. But last night, the government won a vote to end the independence of the UK’s Electoral Commission. Yes, you read that right. The Tory government has just seized control of the Electoral Commission. It can no longer describe itself as independent. Best […]

Is Boris Johnson a security risk?

Jon Danzig

Before he became Prime Minister, before Covid, before lockdowns, before partygate, Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary temporarily disappeared and attended a booze-up with an ex-Russian spy at an Italian villa. We still don’t know the full details. Just as we still don’t know the full details of Russia’s interference into our politics and democracy. Isn’t […]

Should we tell aliens where we are?

Jon Danzig

It’s reported that a Nasa-led team of international scientists is planning to beam a message across the galaxy in the hope of making first contact with intelligent extra-terrestrials. The message, including details about humans and Earth’s location, would be sent to a dense ring of stars near the centre of the Milky Way – a […]

What has the EU ever done for Cornwall?

Jon Danzig
South West coastal path: EU funded

I spy with my little eye – yellow stars on a blue background… If you look carefully, all across the UK there are blue plaques with yellow stars, announcing funding by the EU for that area. Funding that has helped our country. Funding that came from the EU, not the UK. Funding that the UK […]

“Are we now to isolate ourselves from Europe?” Harold Macmillan

Jon Danzig
Harold Macmillan

Note: No EU country has ever fired a shot at another EU country. Sixty years ago, in 1962, the then British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, set out a strong and compelling case for Britain to join the European Economic Community (later to be renamed the European Union). What’s remarkable is that Macmillan’s pro-Europe arguments of […]

Truth trumps Brexit

Jon Danzig
Liz Truss

Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, has told Tory-supporting The Telegraph (£): “We’ve had our differences with the EU, but now we must stick together against Vladimir Putin” She added, “Disagreements over the Northern Ireland Protocol pale in significance to the fight for freedom and democracy.” While reiterating her determination to “fix” the Northern Ireland Protocol agreed […]

The Russian connection – video

Jon Danzig
Johnson and Putin talking to each other

Watch and share! Jon Danzig is an independent campaigning journalist and film maker who specialises in writing about health, human rights, and Europe. He is also founder of the information campaign, Reasons2Rejoin You can follow Jon Danzig on Facebook and LinkedIn

10 March 1933: the photo that alerted the world

Jon Danzig

This article is a timely reminder of the politics of hate and division at a time when our own government moves to remove or dilute our human rights and as the Home Office goes through endless contortions to dehumanise and avoid helping the refugees from conflict in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria; and, of course, as Russia […]

International Women’s Day holds a message for all: never give up

Jon Danzig
the Suffragettes' colours in ribbons

𝗪𝗢𝗠𝗘𝗡 𝗞𝗘𝗣𝗧 𝗟𝗢𝗦𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗕𝗘𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗥𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗩𝗢𝗧𝗘, Jon Danzig reminds us. Today – 8 March – is International Women’s Day, which for more than 100 years has celebrated the economic, cultural, political, and social achievements of women across the world. And 100 years is about how long it took women in the United […]

Putin’s fingerprints are all over Brexit

Jon Danzig
Putin

We should be supporting the EU, not Putin’s Brexit, argues Jon Danzig. Brexit has Putin’s fingerprints all over it. We’ve been increasingly suspicious of this for some time, but the evidence is mounting. Motive is the key incentive for any crime. There have never been any benefits for Britain from doing Brexit. Not even one. […]

“Not a complete clown…”

Jon Danzig
Johnson as a clown

‘He’s not a complete clown’ says PM’s new press chief’. No. Boris Johnson is a completely dangerous clown. Boris Johnson is “not a complete clown”, his new communications director Guto Harri said this month adding, “he’s a very likeable character.” Really? I would say instead that Boris Johnson is a completely dangerous clown, and nothing […]

EU referendum broke ‘rules’ set by former Brexit Secretary

Jon Danzig

The EU referendum was entirely flawed according to criteria set by former Brexit Secretary and ardent Brexiter, David Davis, on how referendums should be “done properly”. In July 2016, Tory MP, Mr Davis, accepted the result of the EU referendum and the dual-role of Brexit Secretary and Chief Brexit Negotiator in Theresa May’s new government. […]

The value of being citizens of Europe

Jon Danzig
young man face painted with EU flag

It was 30 years ago today – 7 February 1992 – that the Treaty of the European Union was signed by 12 EU member states in the Dutch city of Maastricht. The treaty was fully debated and democratically passed by our Parliament in Westminster – as were all the treaties of the EEC/EU during our […]

Never again? It is happening again

Jon Danzig

Genocide is not a thing of the past. Jon Danzig’s powerful and intensely personal account is a wake-up call for us all. After the Second World War, during which many millions were systematically, industrially, gruesomely murdered in the worst genocidal crime against humanity, the earnest, global, unison cry was, ‘Never again’. Those two words summed […]

Now that Brexit is ‘done’, Tories want human rights undone

Jon Danzig
Image of Human rights act cover and SOS

UK SOS: our human rights are under threat The Tories of this century want to abandon the human rights that Tories of the last century championed and established. It was Winston Churchill who, in 1948, advocated a European ‘Charter of Human Rights’ in direct response to the abject horrors of the Nazi regime and the […]

“She wanted to be with her husband in Britain”

Jon Danzig

As reported by The Times today, a young woman from Iraqi Kurdistan, who was travelling to Britain to be with her husband, was among those who died in the Channel tragedy. She was Baran Nuri Muhamadamin, 24, from the town of Souran in the far northeast of Iraqi Kurdistan, where the territory meets the Turkish […]