FRANCE: Gilets Jaunes: Bombe A Retardement Pour Emmanuel Macron?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes   Emmanuel Macron nous démontre qu’entre les excès d’un populisme dangereux et d’un socialisme décadent, il n’y a plus rien. La France risque de sombrer dans son propre désarroi.   Les Français adorent le chaos, se plaindre de tout et de rien, et ont une passion pour descendre dans la rue. Les manifestations de Gilets […]

French “Gilets Jaunes” Movement Is Emmanuel Macron’s Time Bomb

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The French just love chaos, adore complaining about everything and have a passion for taking to the streets. The latest movement of discontent targetted at Emmanuel Macron, the “gilets jaunes,” (yellow vests) is no exception to this French pastime. During my 15 years in France, I fell victim to this undisciplined, vociferous, and disrespectful mentality all […]

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 […]

The Withdrawal Agreement – The UK’s Prelude To A “Canada Dry” Brexit?

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Reading Time: 6 minutes   Maybe you were like me, when you were little – on Christmas Eve you just couldn’t sleep, eager to find out what Father Christmas had brought you. You knew what you were getting though, because it was preordained thanks to that 50-page Christmas list you wrote back in August. The much awaited for withdrawal […]

Film Review: “The Conductor” – When Women Direct Men To The Sound Of Music

Reading Time: 6 minutes Film – The Conductor (Dutch title: De Dirigent), directed by Maria Peters (2018)   You’re either born a musician or you’re born not a musician. It has nothing to do with gender. – Antonia Brico     She was meant to get happily married and have lots of children, but her passion for music told her […]