Nous Devons Tous Faire Comme Charlie Hebdo

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Pourquoi j’ai quitté plusieurs groupes Facebook   J’ai écrit beaucoup de choses à propos du Brexit. Pas étonnant, je suis un “Franglais” né à Londres, ayant vécu en France, et vivant depuis 20 ans aux Pays-Bas. Pas étonnant, non plus, que j’ai pleuré comme une madeleine le lendemain de ce scrutin malheureux du mois de […]

Brexit Musings (35) – British Ferry Firm Seaborne Confuses “Brexit Deal” With “Happy Meal”

Reading Time: 3 minutes What’s the difference between a cargo full of cheap imitations labelled “Made in Taiwan” and the same cargo full of Happy Meals – from “you know who” – comprising quarter pounders and French fries? Well, if you don’t know the answer, don’t worry because you’re not the only one. The British novices in cross-Channel disasters, […]

Brexit Musings (29) – Is Christmas Only Five Brexit Secretaries Away?

Reading Time: 4 minutes They come and they go, brought in by the wind of change, swept away by a river of delusions. The ireality of what they promise is only matched by the conspicuousness of their incompetence. Will the Brexit secretary 3.0 be any better than his predecessors? The big question is, though, whether he will make it through […]

Anyone For Brexit? Theresa May Is Running Out Of Partners

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Friday 6th July will go down in the history books as the day we finally got to know what “Brexit means Brexit” actually means, if you know what I mean. This is the day when Theresa May told the UK and the world at large, her “collective position for the future of our negotiations.” Two years […]

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

Dutch elections

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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

The UK election

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 […]