Read All About It: “In The Media We Trust?”

Reading Time: 8 minutesThe British Press: Responsible but not guilty?   When the offices of the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo were gruesomely attacked in January 2015, the world was shocked, and rightly so. The attack focused on the press, one of the most sacred institutions of our democracies. The terrorists also challenged something that most of us […]

The UK’s Farewell to Europe: “Au Revoir les Enfants”

Reading Time: 7 minutesMarch 29th 2017 will be remembered as the day the UK officially triggered Article 50 of the European Constitution, signifying a two year slog to disentangle itself from the European Union. I have no intention of browsing the glorifying headlines on the front pages of the UK tabloids. I’ll let the Brexiteers rejoice in their […]

EU Citizens and Brexit: “Leave if You Want to, The Expat’s Not For Leaving.”

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe title of this post paraphrases something Margaret Thatcher said during the 1980 Conservative Party Conference. Having been asked on several occasions by the media whether she would perform a U-turn concerning her economic and social policies, she had always replied that she wasn’t one to change her mind. At the conference she spoke a […]

Emile Zola updated – “J’Accuse” – Message for Boris Johnson and the UK Government

Reading Time: 3 minutes  In 1898, the French writer Emile Zola wrote a letter to the newspaper “L’Aurore” accusing the French government of antisemitism during the trial of Alfred Dreyfus, a French army officer accused of treason. The tittle of the letter was “J’Accuse” (“I Accuse”). Whilst I do not pretend to have the talent Emile Zola had, […]

Open Message to all British Expats: I am willing to fight for the UK to remain in the EU……. ARE YOU?

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis is an open message to ALL British EU expats living outside the UK.               If you have lived outside the UK for more than 15 years, you have had to endure the lies and injustice of the referendum campaign in the UK, without being able to cast your […]