Brexit Musings (20) – Online EU Registration And Gartner’s Hype Cycle

Registration

Reading Time: 5 minutes     According to UK home secretary, Amber Rudd, an application system for EU nationals wanting to remain in the UK after Brexit (are there any?) will be, “as easy as setting up an online account at LK Bennett”. If you are anything like me, you won’t have heard of LK Bennett, yet alone opened […]

Brexit Musings (19) – The Federal Train From Lisbon

Europe

Reading Time: 3 minutes The EU is a community of values and a partnership of 27 sovereign member states, that make each other stronger, when a joint approach is needed…The EU is not an unstoppable train speeding towards federalism. – Mark Rutte    Just as Theresa May was thanking the heavens for Brexit, in Mansion House, a little known […]

Will Facebook Comply With European Data Regulations?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Whilst some of us are busy trying to implement the new European data regulations that will come into effect on 25th May, Facebook is just as busy as we are, in clearly breaching the same regulations. Facebook’s carelessness concerning private data has been well reported elsewhere. However, there is one aspect of this fiasco that I […]

Brexit Musings (18) – “Passeports, s’il vous plaît.”

France

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is a fitting tribute to the future of reason, where everything is so logical and clear-cut. The UK has finally won me over, and convinced me to renew my UK passport even though I have a French one. The passport will not be “blue” but “bleu”….Merci les Amis. Brexit is a sad affair for […]