Brexit Musings (22) – Hegel’s Song For Europe

Eurovision

I‘m going to try to write this post as quickly as possible, so I do apologize if my thoughts are not so ordered and logical as in my other posts (are they ordered and logical in my other posts?). The… Continue Reading

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

Paris

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 (19) – The Federal Train From Lisbon Dutch PM Rutte says EU Federalism train must slow down and stop

Europe

  Just as Theresa May was thanking the heavens for Brexit, in Mansion House, a little known Dutch garden gnome, was threatening to disrupt the harmony of Jean-Claude Juncker’s federalist rose garden. The offender resembles another anti-Federal garden gnome who,… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (17) – Brits In Europe: Status Quo Or Status Gone?

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose, the more it changes, the more it is the same thing. The EU and UK have done it again, and our EU rights, as British citizens living elsewhere in the EU, are close… Continue Reading

Brexit Is No Longer Divorce – It’s Adultery

May

The Mansion House speech, delivered by Theresa May, clearly attempted to define what the UK wants out of Brexit. What it did not do, is deliver concrete solutions. If the EU is to abide by its principles, and not sell… Continue Reading

The EU’s Problem Is Not Brexit, It’s Eastern Europe Brexit may be a short-term crisis, but the real problems come from the East

Europe

Jean Monnet, one of the fathers of the Union, had a vision of a unified Europe, probably a federal one. For Monnet, Europe was an ongoing process, a “work in progress”, aiming to create the best possible future for our… Continue Reading

Theresa May Is Undermining Citizens’ Rights

rights

During her recent visit to China, Theresa May has trampled on EU citizens’ rights, as well as evading the question of human rights in China. She has hardly the time to recover from jet-lag, before playing host to Saudi crown… Continue Reading

David Cameron Has Disrespected The Young

Brexit

David Cameron’s latest inept remarks about the seriousness of Brexit, remind me of a schoolboy’s minimization of the importance of the bad mark he just obtained in history, thinking that the subject is not important. A former UK prime minister,… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (14): Emmanuel Macron – Jupiter Or Icarus? In wanting to fly too close to the sun, will the French president burn his wings?

Macron

French president, Emmanuel Macron’s television interview, broadcast on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, was nothing short of impressive. Macron showed a degree of confidence and self-belief, that were quite bewildering – especially if you consider that he was speaking to… Continue Reading

British Citizens Fight For EU Rights In The Netherlands The timing and usefulness of this week's court action may be questioned, but how has Brexit come to this?

Citizens

A group of British citizens, living in the Netherlands, has launched a court case, in an attempt to preserve their rights as EU citizens, post-Brexit. They feel that some of these rights will be lost, after Brexit, and hope that their case… Continue Reading