Brexit Musings (42) – London And Brussels Get Their Wires Crossed Over A Faulty Extension

Reading Time: 4 minutes The original extension Can someone help me with understanding the extension? I thought that I was quite knowledgeable about Brexit, having been upset, angry and frustrated for two weeks after the referendum that I couldn’t vote in, having worried for 18 months about the continuing validity of my qualification, having been forced to spend money […]

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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 […]

Houellebecq’s “Submission” – A Caliphate Fantasia In Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Reading Time: 6 minutes Michel Houellebecq’s controversial novel, “Submission”, published in 2015, received a mixed reception from both the press and politicians. Not surprisingly, Marine Le Pen, leader of the right-winged “Front National”, described the work as, “fiction that one day could become reality.”  Michel Houellebecq’s political fiction is in nothing a visionary work, it’s just a succession of false provocations. […]

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 […]