Is EU Citizenship Meaningless? – The Dutch Seem To Think So Why have the Dutch done nothing about dual nationality?

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Last January, a short adaptation of one of my blog posts concerning citizens’ rights after Brexit, was published in the Dutch national newspaper, “Trouw.” I pointed out the problems facing British citizens who will still be living and working in the… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (27) – Love Island: A Glimmer Of Hope For Remainers

Love

He stole a kiss on a rock, overlooking the still ocean. A silhouette of love, a shadow of feelings. And as the sun disappeared over their new horizon, they were encompassed by the warm glow of dusk. He took her… Continue Reading

Bye-bye “Brexitblog.net”, Hello EU Citizenship Over blogging and EU citizenship

It all started as an antidote to Brexit. I’m referring to my blogging, of course. I really didn’t know how to vent my anger and disappointment when I heard the result of the EU referendum. Like most of you, who… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (24) – Monkey Business Undemocratic...Moi?

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Before embarking on the perilous journey of trying to justify EU institutions, let me put two things straight. First, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Junker are not my two favourite characters in Euroland. In fact, I would go as far as… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (23) – “La Maison De Monsieur Lawson”

It’s nearly two years since the UK Referendum on EU membership, and I’m not going to moan about it, like a lot of people will do, to mark the second anniversary of the Brexit vote. Others will do it much… Continue Reading

Facebook – When Human Nature Became An Algorithm

Facebook

We are all victims of it – we all love it. My writings depend on it – your lives may revolve around it. Facebook is not his fault – it is ours. And worst of all, if Facebook disappeared tomorrow,… Continue Reading

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

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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

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The EU is a community of values and a partnership of 27 sovereign member states, that make each other stronger, when a joint approach is needed…The EU is not an unstoppable train speeding towards federalism. – Mark Rutte    Just… 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