Belgium without a government again

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The Belgian Prime Minister has tendered his resignation after only a few months heading up a coalition government hastily thrown together under pressure from Federal Europe to prevent delays to the ratification of the EU not-a-Constitution.

Unsurprisingly, the Belgian government has fallen on its arse yet again, this time over a devolution package that would give even more power to Belgium’s regional governments.  There is so much power devolved to the Belgian regions that the federal government is barely worth having, hence the indifference of the majority of Belgians when faced with the prospect of months without a functioning government.

There is so much of the apparatus of Federal Europe in Belgium, could the inevitible collapse of the Belgian union see the creation of sovereign EU territory?  Flanders is close to independence and there is a growing movement in Wallonia for unification with France.  The Brussels region has a very large immigrant population and hence a weak Belgian nationalism.  Put to the popular vote, there’s a good possibility the citizens of Brussels would vote to become the Republic of Europe.

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  1. Andi (82 comments) says:

    The Republic of Europe?

    Not sure I like the sound of that…

  2. Rob (27 comments) says:

    Will be funny though when the whole project falls apart and the only remains of the European empire are a small part of Belgium…

  3. jerry (78 comments) says:

    The goverment fell apart mostly because the countrie is a feckin mess,believe me I live here!All the parties are doubled,one socalist party in flamish and one in french and this goes through the whole country!Huge chunks of taxpayers money has been wasted on having everything in two languages.This will never work until the country has one language or everyone speaks both.And by the way german is another official language just because there is a tiny population of germans in belgium.Maybe they should make arabic another official language because there are at least a million arabic speaking people in this country.

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