Brexit Musings (4) – Brexiteers Should Be Treated, Not Opposed

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The short interview given by David Davis to the BBC’s “Today” programme and his piece in The Sunday Times, really got me riveting with laughter. It’s not often in the last year that I have had something to laugh about concerning Brexit. The following three quotes may, on their own, make the whole Brexit saga […]

Brexit Musings (3) – Welcome To Amsterdam Schiphol

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Well, not much to chew on this week, concerning Brexit. However, I do have an idea: with the tenors of the UK political landscape out of the country for the summer, maybe it is time to close the borders – before they get back. Wishful thinking I know, but it’s a nice thought. There is […]

Brexit Musings (II) – Whistle While You Work

Whistle while you work

Welcome to Brexit Musings – part II. Last week, the Brexit boys and girls stayed at home. 12th July Boris Johnson has an uncanny knack of coming out with great statements. Some time ago, in one of his more sober moments, he remarked My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances […]

Brexit Musings 1 : “I’ve Started, So I’ll Finish”

Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, the Brexit negotiations are finally upon us. And this is where I get really busy because from now on, I’m going to follow what happens in Brussels very closely. Not surprising, because I’m one of those bargaining chips up for grabs – or, at least my UK qualification […]

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

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In 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 […]

UK Election – Half A View From Half An Expat

The UK election

The 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 […]

“Trump, You Big Bully – Leave The Little Bullies Alone”

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The television clip showing American president, Donald Trump, pushing aside the prime minister of Montenegro at the last NATO meeting, just about sums up the character of the man, and the nature of his presidency up to now. The clip caused a sensation on social media, and rightly so. I even saw a remix of […]

Hegel’s Song For Europe

Well folks, it’s that time of year again. No, it’s not Christmas, but it’s the other unavoidable festive piece, the Eurovision Song Contest. Hands up who’s going to watch it. Come on, hands up. Well, who cares? I can’t see you anyway, so I can’t tell if you’re lying or not. For the German philosopher […]

Call My Bluff with Theresa May…This week’s word is…Brexit

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time once again for “Call My Bluff”. And here’s your host, Theresa May.   Hello everybody, and welcome to this edition of “Call My Bluff”, a panel game in which three contestants give me a definition of a political word that I have never heard of. I must guess the true […]

Consequentialism: You may have “Brexited”, but I’ve been “Blessed”

Consequentialists base the rightness or wrongness of actions on their outcome. If the outcome is good enough, it doesn’t really matter what you do, or how you do it. Basically, the better the outcome, the greater the justification you have for using means that have no intrinsic moral value.   It is important to note […]