Film Review: “Skybound” – Such A Shame They Weren’t Grounded

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Skybound (2017) Director: Alex Tavakoli   There are few airplanes that I wish to be indefinitely grounded, but the private jet appearing in the blockbuster movie Skybound is certainly one of them. If only ground control had checked the acting skills of the pilots and the security settings of the script, the movie would never […]

Greta Thunberg And The Climate Change Debate

On October 10 an interesting podcast was published on UncommonGroundMedia, analysing, “the validity of the criticisms by people who acknowledge climate change as a problem, and environmental activism as desirable, but are nevertheless vehemently critical of Greta on various grounds, including her youth, her white identity, and the perception of her as a puppet.” On […]

Lord Lilley’s Remarkable Comment – France Would Reject A Corsica Backstop

Lord Peter Lilley’s comments, on the BBC’s Newsnight programme, cast serious doubts as to whether politicians supporting Brexit really understand what is going on, especially concerning Northern Ireland. On the subject of the Irish backstop, he suggested that if France were to leave the EU, the beautiful island of Corsica would not tolerate a border […]

ROYAUME-UNI: Les Revenants – La Politique Sombre de Boris Johnson

Le conseil de Boris Johnson au parlement britannique sur la meilleure façon de rendre hommage Jo Cox est tout simplement honteux. Jo Cox, députée du Labour, a été brutalement assassinée lors de la campagne référendaire de 2016, par un fasciste dérangé qui cria “La Grande-Bretagne d’abord” lors de l’attaque. Pour un homme aussi puissant, Boris […]

Populism In Manchester

Boris Johnson was simply being himself at the Conservative party conference in Manchester. Full of energy and wild metaphors, he captured an already captive audience, sent Jeremy Corbyn into orbit and got Brexit done. All this, and more, with a panache that Cyrano de Bergerac would have been proud of and a sense of optimism […]