Read All About It (1)

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Read All About It – A light-hearted look at news that is either fake, or futile     Theresa May Diagnosed With “Hooping Cough”   Having suffered an acute bout of cough, at last year’s Conservative Party Conference, Theresa May was seen to involuntarily dance her way to the podium, at this year’s conference, in […]

One “D” Or Two? – Bilingualism And “Le Brain”

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Bilingualism isn’t all fun, I’m afraid. There are certain words in English that I loathe, and there are certain words in French that I hate, when I’m forced to spell them. I still haven’t found a way of remembering that the French word “adresse” and English word “address” are spelt differently whilst, apparently, meaning the same thing. […]

The Dutch Cartoon Competition Was Wrong Because Geert Wilders Organised It

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Reading Time: 6 minutes The cancelled Dutch cartoon competition was not about Islam. It was all about Geert Wilders.   It was way too long since we heard from the flamboyant leader of the Dutch extreme-right-wing party PVV, Geert Wilders. Let’s face it, the Dutch parliamentary elections are a thing of the past, and the present coalition is doing very […]

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 […]

CULTURE: La Langue De Molière

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Reading Time: 4 minutes J‘ai eu une chance inouïe de pouvoir faire mes études scolaires dans un lycée qui, au fil des années, est devenu une école de renommée internationale. Le Lycée Français de Londres, rebaptisé “Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle” en 1980, à la mémoire du fondateur de la Cinquième République, est devenu un symbole du système d’éducation […]