SOCIÉTÉ: Air France-KLM: Y-a-t-il Un Pilote Hollandais Dans L’Avion?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Le dernier numéro de Charlie Hebdo analyse les risques et méfaits de la montée en puissance de politiques identitaires. Le conflit Air France-KLM démontre que la France applique elle-aussi une politique identitaire quand bon lui semble. L’identité française est caractérisée par une arrogance bien gauloise.     C’est un trait que vous aimez ou que […]

Rann Of Kutch: India’s Assault On Human Dignity

Reading Time: 3 minutes On the edge of Western India, a lunar landscape glistens under the midday sun. There are no signs of life, only the muffled sound of crushed salt crystals under the feet of gobsmacked tourists. The Rann of Kutch is a seasonal salt marsh, and is the land of the Agariya people, who have lived here for […]

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, […]

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 […]

Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte – A Martyr To Multinationals?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Dutch politics is currently preparing itself for a war of words concerning the ruling coalition’s proposals to scrap Dutch dividend tax. Under present rules, companies have to pay 15% tax over profits that are distributed to shareholders. This sum is withheld on the amount that a shareholder receives. However, shareholders who live in the Netherlands […]

Russia’s Fake World Cup

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In the Russian town of Ekaterinburg, 14 households are currently cut off from the gas supplies for a month during the FIFA 2018 World Cup. The official reason, given by the authorities, is that the high-pressure gas supply is considered to be too dangerous during the period when the town hosts four group matches. This […]