“Brexit Past the Deadline”, Get Ready for Level 2

ūüé∂ ūüé∂”But it’s ruining the news every single night.”ūüé∂ ūüé∂ It is. It really really is. It has. It really really has. And now an Irish band turned it into a song. (See below for their “published-on-Youtube” video) Because really, how else do you want to express every emotion known to humankind about Brexit?¬† Yes,…

Brexit: The Artistic Comments

Hallow’s Eve has come and gone. Pumpkins are still in vogue. Leaves are falling. Christmas decorations are becoming visible. We officially have cold freezing weather. And the rain persists. And Brexit continues. Yes, the European Union and Great Britain extended the “exit day” from 31 October. Again. Yet, again. Misery and sighs of exasperation are…

Boris, the abyss, and an island.

Boris Johnson, democracy, and the ghost of Brexit future. It is quite fitting though Charles Dickens created a better sc√©nario. Even with the recent, or bombastic, developments in the GB parliament, it remains the same endpoint. What should we begin with? 1. How the man became prime minister of a country on the verge of…

Brexit: Deadline expired

What kind of country are you if the voice of citizens is divided? What democracy are you if your system is breaking down from “follow the gang” to “I have been elected thanks to a certain agenda and must abide by it”? We’ve decided to continue our Brexit series from a different angle: the deadline…

Notes from a London winter picture

We talked about making a #Brexit series in our experiences piece on the UK last month. Here is a creative view of what London looks like from the writer’s view from January 2018: “Big city. Small streets. A museum, which has taken much from faraway lands. Retribution? Not enough. Complaints? Many. Apologies? Does it even…

A Year of Brexit: Island of Woes and Mixed Emotions

It is an isle, or an island, depending on who is speaking. It is in Europe and that is a fact. Yet some there think they are not European because Europe is a continent. It is that minority belief, which snowballed into a referendum, which, in turn, put the island on a cliffhanger of instability…

Recap: the world in crisis?

In a month, we have seen more damage to reputation than probably any other time this year. The world has been left in a lurch, between Western countries, who deal with internal or regional crises due to internal shall we say political unrest, and the other continents, who are still battling demons in the form…

Parliament Woes

En une belle premi√®re semaine en f√©vrier, le parlement europ√©en s’est r√©uni. Economie, le budget de 2014, les violences sociales de la saint Sylvestre, les crimes en Syrie, les droits des femmes,la longue petite disparition de Schengen. Les d√©bats sont parfois ennuyants, comme celui concernant la fermeture des fronti√®res et le probl√®me que cause la…