France banned the burkini, but should the rest of Europe follow suit? For those who do not know what the burkini is and why it is controversial, a burkini is a swimming costume worn by Muslim women. It is similar to a scuba diving suit, but it is […]
The phrase “Alternative Facts” has been circulating widely since the US Counsellor to the president, Kellyanne Conway used it in a press interview, to describe Donald Trump’s falsehoods. Unfortunately, the phrase is relevant on both sides of the Atlantic as “Alternative Facts” are increasingly being used to achieve […]
After many years of blocking, disputing and even outright obstruction from a region in Belguim it has been announced this week that CETA, the free trade agreement between Canada and the EU, has finally been passed. The European Union Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement 408 […]
Trump’s ambassador and other mishaps, or how to walk into a wall before you get round to building the wall you really want but actually is not what you intended.
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair. […]
So Trump won. Let’s talk about that. What worries me most is not what a Trump presidency is. That worries me too of course; people will die, people will be hated, people will be oppressed, but what worries me most is what his presidency means globally. What worries […]
Yesterday Belgium has become the centre point of discussion with the announcement that CETA, the trade agreement between the EU and Canada, is being postponed until next week. It seems that the regional parliament in Wallonia stopped its executive from granting permission to the federal government to support […]