Brexit Musings (9): Catfight In Brussels – Seconds Out, Round 6

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Reading Time: 5 minutes   The sixth round of the Brexit negotiations took place on 9th and 10th November, and brought absolutely nothing new. Well, you didn’t really expect them to reach an agreement on something as trivial as citizens’ rights, did you? My advice for all Brits on the continent is, get a second nationality…and quick, because time […]

Brexit Musings (8): Ain’t Britain Got Culture, No More?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Riches And Stitches in the EU It’s quite interesting to see how different European countries tackle the outcome of a general election that didn’t quite go to plan. It seems that, nowadays, the electorate want a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, and end up getting nothing. Dutch politicians rhymed their way […]

Charlie Hebdo and the Caliphate Factory

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Reading Time: 7 minutes “We didn’t know.” At the time of Hurricane Harvey, Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon, featuring Nazi’s drowning in Texas, with the caption “God exists, He has drowned all the Nazi’s in Texas,” provoked a mis-directed world-wide outcry. The latest controversy will probably cause much less international hysteria – if at all – but is even more important […]

The Fallacy of Creationism: Life-Style Diseases And Human Evolution

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Reading Time: 7 minutes The obstinate refusal of certain religious adepts to accept the fact that humans are capable of evolving, like their animal counterparts, is one major reason for the sometimes violent discord between believers and non-believers. The sooner all religions accept the fact that Man is not a divine creation, but the product of an evolutionary process, […]

Two Of A Kind – Mutual Recognition Of Professional Qualifications Post-Brexit

Reading Time: 8 minutes One of the cornerstones of the European Union, concerns free movement of labour, and the freedom for the self-employed to establish themselves in other Member States. In both cases, the basic objective is that all EU nationals be treated equally. Article 57 of the Treaty on European Union empowers the Council of Ministers to issue […]

Cataluña Mi Amor – Catalonia’s Romantic Revolution

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Reading Time: 5 minutes The Catalonian saga makes Brexit look positively boring and predictable. To begin with, an illegal referendum is so much more exciting and romantic than a legal one, even if the Brexit referendum was flawed. The Brits – bless them – are so fair-play, sticking to the rule book. In triggering Article 50, like all good […]