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The Magic(al thinking) Word of 2016/2017: Deal

Bold, ambitious, Global Britain- those were some of the terms Theresa May repeated ad nauseum in today’s speech on Brexit. The most used word, however, was deal. That is undoubtedly … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 50 Comments

The Year We Lived Stupidly: Tory minister on what Brexit means … via Pride’s Purge

(not satire – it’s the Tories!) So we’ve finally found out what Tories mean when they say “Brexit means Brexit”. Former banker, Tory minister and very very nearly Tory leader Andrea … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 18 Comments

Hard Brexit via Clare

“The Single Market is not a matter of common tariffs but common law. It is our agreement to common standards of product safety, for the good of consumers, as well … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 36 Comments

Boris Johnson: markets and the pound are ‘stable’—- Seriously???

“Are they? Boris Johnson, seen as one of the main contenders to replace David Cameron as UK prime minister, has suggested the worst of the markets turmoil is behind Britain, … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · 17 Comments

Brexit: The EU’s “red tape”?

A constant refrain of the out campaigners seems to be the EU’s red tape and how Europe interferes with British law. On occasion they go on to say the UK … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 19 Comments

Brexit: Best play yet comes from outside Britain!

Speaking to the Financial Times, French economy minister Emmanuel Macron has thrown a spanner into the British debate to leave or stay in the EU. Macron warns that, of course, France has … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · 14 Comments

Schadenfreude-Wagen. The power of the social myth.

I can’t deny it, I’m finding the VW scandal de-licious. It’s a fantastic lesson on the power of mythology and social manipulation. Most countries I’ve been to have some variety … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 21 Comments

When yes means nai. Greece & battered wife syndrome

I know, how childish. How so very News of the World of me, but I couldn’t resist. The Greeks are voting today Oxi: No to the euro-deal Nai: Yes to … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · 19 Comments