Hypochondria, Paranoia and the Brexit Vote: “EU Migrants Who go Bump in the Night.”

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Today’s leadership challenge against Theresa May is just another symptom in the UK’s “European pathology.” From a state of hypochondria and paranoia affecting the people, schizophrenia has now set in the political establishment. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behaviour that impairs daily functioning. Post originally published 24/10/16 […]

Not In Front Of The Adults – The Return Of The “Sint”

It’s that time of year again, when the leaves on the trees have fallen and the time of good will is finally upon us. Just time for one more flutter of humanoid tempers that will eventually dissipate in the never-ending blanket of early morning fog. Off the shores of the Low-Countries, lies a steamboat in […]

Yes, Prime Minister – Jacob Rees-Mogg: Clown Fish Or Great White Shark?

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s comments on just about everything  – from the inevitable Brexit, his hatred of anything remotely gay, to the acceptance of adultery – contain an acrid mix of intellect and populism. In contrast to Donald Trump, whose lack of knowledge concerning so many world matters, makes him hard to be taken seriously, Rees-Mogg mixes […]

How Much Is That DUPpy In The Window? – The Dutch Want One Too

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Even from this side of the North Sea, it’s pretty obvious that, after the elections, Theresa May bought herself and her party 10 Democratic Union Party votes, costing 150 million quid a piece, in order to survive the Queen’s speech and get “back to work”. The question that must now be asked is if Theresa […]

UK Election – Half A View From Half An Expat

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The UK election is upon us and, even for a disenfranchised expat (well, half an expat), it’s still interesting. It’s that time again in the political calendar, where all politicians become very nervous, and start belatedly worrying about what everybody else actually thinks of them. If I were in Theresa May’s shoes (something that my […]