May 1968 – I Love Paris In The Springtime Let's talk about sex...we're French

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It may not have escaped your notice that this month marks the 50th anniversary of the riots that took Paris by the scruff of the neck. The widespread violence, of May 1968, resulted in… well not much, apart from transforming… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (12) – “Fool Britannia”

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I thought that I could peacefully finish the day, away from Brexit and Facebook, when I accidentally came across the following tweet from a leader of a Western democracy, whose shoulders are probably hurting from the weight of responsibility, that… Continue Reading

Tolerance In The Attic

If ever a ranking of ordinary-looking houses that possess a universal value were made, the building situated at 38 Oudezijds Voorburgwal, in the centre of Amsterdam, would probably be near the top of the list. Whereas the Anne Frank House,… Continue Reading

Charles de Gaulle: Why the EU and UK Will Never Understand Each Other

Divorce can be a messy and expensive business. In the same way that people don’t get married with the intention of filing a divorce, I’m convinced that the UK didn’t initially join the EU (or European Economic Community, as it… Continue Reading