Gevangen Tussen de Lijnen: Het Lot van Britse Burgers in de EU en EU Burgers in het VK

Deze week heeft het Britse parlement de eerste stap genomen om het Artikel 50 van het Verdrag van Lissabon te kunnen activeren. Het is nu bijna acht maanden geleden dat het Verenigd Koninkrijk de beslissing heeft genomen de Europese Unie te verlaten. Het lot van de EU-onderdanen die wonen en werken in het VK, evenals […]

Aristotle And The Titanic: “Mayday, Theresa!!”

  Now that she knows where the bathrooms are in number 10 (I’m assuming that there is more than one), it’s down to business for Theresa May. She really got us going with her stirring speech and, with only a few weeks to go until the dreaded day when she sends THE LETTER to Brussels, […]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Theresa May in Conversation: A Cup of British Tea and a Swiss Roll by Lake Geneva

Shortly after the EU referendum, Theresa May decided to spend a few days in Switzerland. What a coincidence that this country is part of the European Free Trade Area (EFTA), but not the European Economic Area (EEA). EEA/EFTA:  RUOK? Complicated? Yes, it sure is. Luckily Google can help me out.  Let’s start with the EFTA: […]

“What’s up Doc?” – The UK’s Allergic Reaction to Brexit

I thought, at first, that in endorsing the UK parliament’s right to vote for the triggering of Article 50, the High Court ruling was a good thing. Having heard Theresa May’s views that it wouldn’t change her timetable or attitude, and other politicians saying that they were going to vote for Brexit anyway, has made […]

Hypochondria, Paranoia and the Brexit Vote: “EU Migrants Who go Bump in the Night.”

What’s up Doc? Have you ever had that feeling that everything is against you, and you can’t do anything about it? If that happens once in a while, that’s part of life. More often, you should consider changing jobs. All the time, then you most probably resemble people suffering from hypochondria and/or paranoia. Hypochondriacs visit […]

E-mail for Theresa May: If you cannot listen, can you at least read?

This post wasn’t really planned, but my trip to London is. I will feel strong with marchers who share my ideals. I missed the march in July because I only started with facebook and twitter after the march had taken place. I spent the first week following the referendum crying, and the second writing a […]

Emile Zola updated – “J’Accuse” – Message for Boris Johnson and the UK Government

  In 1898, the French writer Emile Zola wrote a letter to the newspaper “L’Aurore” accusing the French government of antisemitism during the trial of Alfred Dreyfus, a French army officer accused of treason. The tittle of the letter was “J’Accuse” (“I Accuse”). Whilst I do not pretend to have the talent Emile Zola had, […]

Hannah Arendt Part II – “The Banality of Evil” – The UK Referendum on Europe

 Now the dust has settled a little on the referendum result that many observers did not foresee. Of course we still have to clear up the dust to see the extent of the damage, if any, the UK voters have caused both in their own country and in Europe. I really hope both sides win […]

Hannah Arendt Part I: The Lasting Effect of “The Banality of Evil” – a football match

The last time that I was so angry and sad was in the summer of 1982. On the same day that I qualified as a dentist, France was playing West Germany in the World Cup semi-finals in Spain. Maybe you remember that match. For me it was one of the best football matches that I […]