French Press (3) – A Coffee Drinker’s View On The French Presidential Election

(III) Evolution And Decomposition Of French Politics   The fact that there is no Republican candidate in the second round of the French presidential elections, coupled with the disintegration of the French socialists, underscores the fact that the French political… Continue Reading

French Press (2) – A Coffee Drinker’s View On The French Presidential Election

(II) Marine Le Pen’s Splitting Headache Over Europe   The situation at the Whirlpool plant, situated in the northern town of Amiens, underscores the nature of the combat between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron. The fact that the American… Continue Reading

Why You Should All Vote For Jeremy Corbyn

Plato And Jeremy Corbyn: “Whose Idea Was This Anyway?”     With the June election rapidly approaching, I’m going to dedicate a post to the current leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn. I know that my views don’t matter… Continue Reading

French Press – A Coffee Drinker’s View On The French Presidential Election

A series of short posts highlighting interesting points arising during the final countdown to the French presidential election.   (I) – Storm in a “Whirlpool”   It’s what we call “l’entre deux tours” (between the two rounds) of the French… Continue Reading

Am I Dreaming, Or Is Turkey About To Leave The EU?

Turkey

If I talked to you about a country that just had a dubiously run referendum, the result of which was so close, as to be invalid for such a huge constitutional change, you would probably be thinking of Turkey. If… Continue Reading

France Can Accept The Truth, But Cannot Stand The Lies

Mes enfants, it’s fast approaching squeaky bum time in France, with the first round of the 2017 presidential election due on the 23rd April. The political situation in France is, as I see it, similar to that of 2002, when… Continue Reading

Pays-Bas: Même Une Politique du Centre Peut Etre Cool

A droite…la gauche Le résultat des élections parlementaires du 15 mars aux Pays-Bas, est une victoire pour le premier ministre actuel, Mark Rutte. Bien que son parti, le VVD, demeure le plus grand parti politique du pays, malgré sa régression… Continue Reading

Piggy-In-The-Middle: Even Centre-Ground Politics Can Be Cool

The result of the Dutch parliamentary elections, that took place on Wednesday 15th March, is a victory for the current prime minister, Mark Rutte. Although his party, the VVD, remain the largest political party in the Netherlands despite losing 8… Continue Reading

“Erdogan, Laissez Votre Démocratie Bidon à La Maison”

Turkey

En interdisant l’entrée à deux élus politiques turcs importants, les Pays-Bas ont déclenché un conflit sérieux avec la Turquie. La décision de ne pas permettre que la politique turque soit officiellement exprimée sur le sol hollandais ne peut être justifiée… Continue Reading

“Erdogan, Leave Your Bloody Politics At Home…”

Turkey

In prohibiting entry to two senior Turkish politicians, the Netherlands has sparked a serious dispute with Turkey. The decision not to allow Turkish politics to be officially expressed on Dutch soil can only be justified if the decision to do… Continue Reading