Twitter And Fowl Language

Reading Time: 3 minutes Brexit instigator Arron Banks’ tweet where he jokingly writes that climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, is not exempt from a sailing accident whilst crossing the Atlantic on a “zero-emission” yacht, is yet another example of how public figures use Twitter to send the world messages that are both obnoxious and irrelevant. Banks insists that he […]

Has Europe Lost Control Of Democracy?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Up to now it has been a harsh year for European politics. For the UK, Brexit has resulted in Westminster losing its grip on a political process and, if it is not careful, will also lose control over its representative democracy. Elsewhere in Europe, the populist AfD is progressing in Germany, the Italian coalition is […]

Operation Yellowhammer: A Hitchhiker’s Guide To No-Deal Brexit

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Reading Time: 5 minutes The leaked Yellowhammer report evokes “EU exit fatigue” but it is the English who are tiresome.     “Readiness will be further limited by increased EU exit fatigue caused by the second extension of Article 50” How my heart bleeds for the English who having been knackered by a farcical referendum and exhausted by negotiations […]

PÉROU – Les Vacances De Monsieur Nulot

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Alors que j’étais assis «confortablement» dans la construction en briques d’adobe que mes beaux-parents péruviens appellent «chez moi», j’éprouvais probablement davantage ce que l’on ressent au Pérou que n’importe quel touriste ayant visité le Machu Picchu. Je ne suis jamais allé à Machu Picchu et je n’ai pas l’intention de le faire. Une des raisons […]

Capturing The Souls Of The Incas – A Poem

Reading Time: 2 minutes Caught between two tectonic plates That slide seamlessly under the feet of unsuspecting crowds, A constant threat of crumbling houses and broken hearts, A cracked mirror that exposes souls, a deep vision of a setting sun, Children are playing in an improvised yard of crushed stones and hardened mud. They dream of somewhere else. As I […]