If Jeremy Corbyn’s The Answer To Brexit, What The Hell Was The Question?

Reading Time: 4 minutes   The Labour priority is to negotiate a trading relationship with the European Union to protect jobs and to defend the living standards that we have through regulation, but also to make sure that the jobs in the manufacturing industry and in food supply chains are protected. – Jeremy Corbyn   For a man who […]

“Brexit Illusions” – By Lewis Carroll And The Two Ronnies

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Reading Time: 3 minutes I don’t know whether British citizens living in the heart of the EU should feel embarrassed, bemused, ashamed, or totally indifferent to the Brexit illusions going on in Westminster. The Brexit saga seems to be more of a cross between a Lewis Carroll fantasy and a sketch performed by the Two Ronnies, than a debate […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Second Referendum? Why Not Make It The Best Of Three!

Reading Time: 3 minutes This post will probably amuse the few and infuriate the many. But I’m entitled to my alternate views since, having been disenfranchised for one referendum, I certainly don’t want to be disenfranchised a second time. So please spare me the embarrassment of a second EU referendum and besides, the first one was bad enough. Putting […]

2016 And All That: The Rise And Fall Of “Homo brexitus”

Reading Time: 7 minutes In 2016, the UK witnessed the appearance of a new “species” of citizen – Homo brexitus. I certainly do not use this description in a pejorative way. It’s just a term that I found useful – before the Guardian did – to describe the citizens of my motherland who “fell out of love” with the […]