Keep calm – but do not carry on. There is nothing remotely inevitable about Brexit – except that it will be deeply damaging if it happens. Extricating Britain from Europe will be the greatest challenge this country has faced since the Second World War. And as negotiations with the EU expose the promises of the … More Review: “How to Stop Brexit” by Nick Clegg
Originally posted on Professions for Peace:
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ? Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel KBE (September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016) was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. He was the author of 57 books, written mostly…
Originally posted on Frank Parker's author site:
A couple of newspaper articles caught my attention yesterday. The first was in the Irish Times: a review of a book about prisoners of war in England during WWII and the way they were treated. You might expect that, as soldiers, sailors and airmen fighting for Britain’s…
This is a rather comprehensive and detailed account of our concept of freedom, how there is more a delusion of freedom in modern society and lastly how to create freedom. Well, to be honest, I don’t know whether the title was chosen wisely. It implies an easy step-by-step guide, which I’m not sure we’re getting … More Review: “Creating Freedom: Power, Control and the Fight for Our Future” by Raoul Martinez
Thanks to the amazing LibDem candidate Kelly-Marie Blundell How to respond to comments about Tuition Fees in less than 140 characters: Labour introduced Tuition Fees in 1998. Tories wanted uncapped fees in 2010. LibDems made sure they were capped.
Originally posted on Dr Alf's Blog:
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/prime-minister-theresa-may-attends-the-london-conference-on-news-photo/681855734 The Independent reports that Prime Minister Theresa May‘s insistence that no Brexit deal is better than a bad one does not have public support, citing new research claims. In research by King’s College London, Rand Europe and Cambridge University found that people place more value on trade…
Originally posted on Dr Alf's Blog:
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/french-national-day-royalty-free-image/158918434 This highly cited NYT article is a recommended read. It explores the implications of of Trump’s acceptance of Macron’s Bastille Day invitation. Trump’s R.S.V.P. to Macron: Yes to Bastille Day in Paris – The New York Times First, Macron invites Russia’s President Putin to a historic meeting.…
So true: his ambiguity allows all of his supporters to imagine he’ll take their stance on Brexit and with the supporters being split on the issue 60/40 many will have a rude awakening . I have no doubt he’ll keep the hard Brexit line he’s taken. Don’t be fooled by the Glastonbury mantras , like … More He’s not the messiah but just another politician who doesn’t listen
Facebook just reminded me of a status update from one year ago, the day after the Brexit referendum. I’m glad to say I feel not as depressed today as I did then, but let’s not forget the vile aftermath of June 24th 2016 when foreigners were shouted at by Leave voters to f*** off and … More How I felt a year ago
Someone finally told the Prime Minister how we all feel about her empty phrases (and why she scored so shockingly low in the election): “We don’t want to buy a pig in a poke,” said Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, calling May’s opening “an extremely vague proposal for something that is incredibly complicated.” https://www.mail.com/int/news/uk/5302032-britain-eu-clash-brexit-proposals-citizens-rights.html#.1272-stage-hero1-1 German … More Nobody wants to buy your pig in a poke, Theresa!