I suppose that it’s only right that you shouldn’t celebrate a divorce by chanting it on the streets. Especially when you haven’t yet agreed on who’s going to look after the kids, and who gets the cat that kept on being sick on the Persian rug. And then there’s the delicate question of the financial […]
Brexit – “Enough Is Enough!”
This post may offend or even classify me as a Leaver, but I maintain the firm conviction that enough is enough. The UK has struck a deal with the EU, and that should signal the UK’s departure from the EU. It may be easy for me to say that, covered by my dual citizenship and […]
Populism In Manchester
Boris Johnson was simply being himself at the Conservative party conference in Manchester. Full of energy and wild metaphors, he captured an already captive audience, sent Jeremy Corbyn into orbit and got Brexit done. All this, and more, with a panache that Cyrano de Bergerac would have been proud of and a sense of optimism […]
Franglais De Naissance – George Ou Georges?
Un article paru dans le journal britannique “The Observer” présente un documentaire réalisé par le journaliste et producteur français Benjamin Carle. Dans son documentaire, il tente de se mettre à la place d’un Anglais pour voir ce qu’il aime à propos des sujets de sa gracieuse Majesté et savoir s’il peut se considérer comme un […]
Three Men In A Vote – Cameron, Johnson, Gove (And Larry)
If we are going to play a blame game like David Cameron does in his memoirs, I would personally blame Mrs Pickleworth who lives in Sunderland, and the people like her who voted Leave in a frenzy of anti-European fantasies. She has never held a UK passport because the furthest that she has travelled is […]
Has Europe Lost Control Of Democracy?
Up to now it has been a harsh year for European politics. For the UK, Brexit has resulted in Westminster losing its grip on a political process and, if it is not careful, will also lose control over its representative democracy. Elsewhere in Europe, the populist AfD is progressing in Germany, the Italian coalition is […]
“Mother Democracy, Shut The F*ck Up”
Forget about Boris Johnson’s comforting words reassuring us that MP’s will have sufficient time to do something about avoiding a no-deal Brexit, the prorogation of parliament is an affront to democracy. In delaying the Queen’s speech until October 14th, Johnson is doing nothing less that bypassing democracy. In shutting up Westminster, he has effectively forced […]
EU Must Resist Boris Johnson And His Tantrum
Negotiation is an art of give-and-take, and UK prime minister Boris Johnson wants to give nothing and take all. Johnson and his so skillfully skewed cabinet that is bent on a no-deal Brexit seem to forget that not so long ago he evaluated the chances of a no-deal Brexit as one in a million. Judging […]
Ann Widdecombe – Science May Cure Being Homosexual But Brexit Won’t Cure Being British
Ann Widdecombe’s rant at the European parliament was just about par for the course for someone so openly patronising and who firmly believes that science has the cure for homosexuality. I am all for vivid analogies, strong language, and somewhat controversial views. God knows my posts do tend to ramble on with poetic soliloquies and […]
Brexit Means Brexit, But What’s EU Citizenship?
The chips are ready and the cooking oil is piping hot. EU citizens in the UK and Brits in the EU are just about to be immersed for the umpteenth time in a deep pan fryer that will finally scar for good any last remaining ounce of citizens’ rights as we knew them. I may […]