Category Archives: Politics

Is a No-Deal Brexit just an excuse for Nigel Farage to turn the UK into a tax-haven and bring in hard-right policies on NHS?

Stephen Fry seems to think so. Advertisements

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Facebook committed advertising crimes during Brexit and threatens future of democracy itself

Hi all,I found this TED talk by a British investigative journalist both fascinating and appalling. Where is it all heading?

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Brexit: why everyone is afraid

Brexit comment: if the UK want to leave the EU but remain in the Single Market, the UK would *still* be subject to the European Court of Justice. (The ECJ rules create standard laws for members of the single market … Continue reading

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Is European Federalism a proxy for German imperialism?

This 3 minute Vox piece explains some of the economic challenges of trying to run one single currency across multiple speed economies. But then it also raises another point about what would happen if the Eurozone really integrated their various … Continue reading

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World now more middle class than poor

Interesting! Sept 2018 marks the point where (finally!) more of the world is wealthy than poor. I remember being told to refer to poor underdeveloped nations as the ‘2/3rd’s world’ because it was the majority. That has shifted somewhat. There’s … Continue reading

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Stephen Fry on Brexit

For once I agree with Stephen Fry. Word.

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Winston Churchill argued for a United States of Europe

Well, this was a treat. In his famous “Let Europe Arise” speech, Winnie passionately argues for the hope and necessity of a United States of Europe, and the vision of its hundreds of millions of citizens living in peace and … Continue reading

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