The Promise Of Dawn – Is Mum To Blame For Sexual Harassment?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes I‘m really happy that I don’t have to search for a soul-mate anymore, being happily married, as I am. At least, I think I am. Yes, she’s not perfect, and I’m sure as hell not perfect, either. Like many people, I struggled through secondary school, had to retake my A-Levels (they were actual exams, in […]

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 […]

Tunisian Women Divided Over Inheritance Law Reform

Reading Time: 5 minutes President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia is proposing a radical change in the Islamic law on inheritance which, at present, is based on the Quran. According to the Islamic scriptures, men should inherit twice as much as women. Allah commands you regarding your children. For the male a share equivalent of two females – Quran […]

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 […]

Planet Of The Apes…Men In A Post #MeToo World

Reading Time: 5 minutes Just as I thought that the oppression, harassment, and exploitation of women, were part of the male genome, I came across a “non-profit” organisation that claims to be able to cure most men from being fondling creatures in underground trains, hotel rapists, and housewife-beaters, in the space of 48 hours. The Mankind Project, responsible for […]

Brexit Musings (27) – Love Island: A Glimmer Of Hope For Remainers

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Reading Time: 4 minutes He stole a kiss on a rock, overlooking the still ocean. A silhouette of love, a shadow of feelings. And as the sun disappeared over their new horizon, they were encompassed by the warm glow of dusk. He took her closer and whispered tenderly, “You know, my love. You know that this could never have […]

Sarah Jeong – Fake Racist, Fake Newspaper Editor?

Reading Time: 3 minutes   In the same way that Winnie the Pooh illogically blames the size of Rabbit’s door, for not being able to get through it, Sarah Jeong – a Korean/American lawyer, journalist, and a lot of other things – blames racist tweets…for the fact that she sent out racist tweets. Even though I don’t follow her logic, […]

Climate Change: Run Rabbit, Run – Run From The Sun

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Yes, I know. Before you start accusing me of going all “ecological”, I am aware that the last “dreadful” summer we had, was back in 1976. Since those golden days, we have had widespread floods in Europe, a tornado in London’s Kensal Green, an erupting volcano in Iceland, earthquakes in Italy, no white Christmas for […]