Brexit And EU Nationals (II) – The UK’s Proposals

brexit and EU

Reading Time: 6 minutesFor over a year, Theresa May has prided herself in refusing to reassure EU nationals about the impact of Brexit on their personal lives, until the Brexit negotiations had started, and the EU had given similar reassurances concerning UK nationals in the EU. It must be said that she has kept to her word, and […]

Brexit And EU Nationals (I) – The European Council’s Proposals

eu council

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe prospective deal that Theresa May offers EU citizens already living in the UK, is a minimalist view on an ideal world for EU nationals. Once again, she has failed to make a connection with ordinary people, this time with genuinely worried EU expats in the UK, and British expats living in the EU. Her […]

Article 50: “Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus” (I Love You, Me Neither)

Article 50

Reading Time: 7 minutesA year after the Brexit vote, the long negotiations between the UK and the EU have begun. Having been deeply saddened by the referendum result and the UK’s triggering of Article 50, I now ask myself if the UK has ever been a true EU member and has European ideals. It is now clear that […]

The Evolution Of Brexit – (III) Vox Populi, Vox Dei


Reading Time: 5 minutesIn case you’re wondering where Part II has gone to, I’ve decided to post Part III of my Brexit trilogy before posting Part II. Just to keep in line with the illogical rationality of the Brexit vote. Or is it the rational illogicality of the EU referendum? Well, it’s the same difference, whichever way you […]

The Evolution Of Brexit – (I) The Rise Of Homo brexitus

evolution of Brexit

Reading Time: 5 minutesDoesn’t time fly when you are worried –gosh? It’s now twelve months since that “fatal” day in June 2016, when the UK voted by the narrowest of margins in favour of Brexit. It’s now time to take stock and analyse my own feelings – and everybody else’s- about the whole thing. I can proudly say […]

UK Election: “And The Winner Is…Democracy.”


Reading Time: 6 minutesBy calling a snap general election, Theresa May took a gamble and failed miserably. From having a small majority in the last parliament and a 20-point lead in the opinion polls, she has ended up with neither. On hearing the news, on Friday morning, I got out of bed with a spring in my step. […]

UK Election – Half A View From Half An Expat

The UK election

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe UK election is upon us and, even for a disenfranchised expat (well, half an expat), it’s still interesting. It’s that time again in the political calendar, where all politicians become very nervous, and start belatedly worrying about what everybody else actually thinks of them. If I were in Theresa May’s shoes (something that my […]

Taming The (Lone) Wolves

why does a terrorist act as a lone wolf

Reading Time: 5 minutesSaturday’s London terrorist attack affects us all deeply, whether we were directly involved, or watching it from a distance. I feel particularly saddened by the attack because it took place in a part of London that I’m so familiar with, having qualified at Guy’s Hospital, all those years ago. The attack is just the latest […]

Pennies From Heaven – Trump Turns His Back On Humanity And Reason

Donald Trump ignores global warming

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord… – Donald Trump, June 2017   The great French physiologist, Claude Bernard, stated that in order for biological systems to survive freely, their internal environment must remain constant, by resisting a fluctuating external environment. […]