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Posts Tagged ‘Great Britain’

Brexit: UK Sovereignty has started its journey home

DPA photo   By Hazel Speed What a historic day! Prime Minister Theresa May signed her letter triggering Article 50 on Tuesday and on Wednesday 29th March 2017, UK Ambassador Sir Tim Barrow, handed it over to EU Council Chief Donald Tusk, who subsequently commented that it was not a happy occasion – and his […]

The Saudi war on Yemen enters its third year

Khaled Abdullah/Reuters   By Rupen Savoulian This month marks two full years since the start of the Saudi-led, US-supported war on Yemen. As this war completes two years, involving a blockade of Yemen and the consequent collapse of the nation’s economy, the prospect of famine is now appearing very real.

Britain now needs to get behind Brexit

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Mrs May has obviously been deferring the filing of Article 50 in consideration of allowing the EU anniversary celebrations to take place first.

Mrs May’s unrequited love for the UK

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Mrs May, yet again, did not disappoint with her outline of the importance and meaning of the United Kingdom.

Brexit: To paraphrase words of Oliver Cromwell – ‘In the name of God, Go!’

By Hazel Speed The actual quote was ‘Depart I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!’

Does England need its own Leader and to Declare Independence?

Nick Stern/Banksy   By Hazel Speed The soap opera farce (Brexit), that the UK has become is a situation now beyond embarrassment and one which for many is turning to anger.

Is the media making Britain a laughing stock?

Chris Ratcliffe   By Hazel Speed I listened to BBC Radio 4 Analysis and have since learned that there are those who feel the content was unwise as well as unauthorised by the British Public.

Should Mr Cameron be called to Parliament?

PA photo   By Hazel Speed How embarrassing, not only in front of European Countries, but now in respect of the whole world.

Is it time for England to declare Independence?

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Oh to be a fly on the wall in respect of the meeting Mrs May is to have with the constituent countries of the UK.

Why Nicola Sturgeon should count her blessings

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed

The Last Night of the Proms – Post Brexit

Leon Neal/AFP   By Hazel Speed It is with great pride I write my own account of watching The Last Night of The Proms on BBC television this evening (Saturday 10th September 2016) – the 122nd such event since initiated by Sir Henry Wood, its Founder.

European Army

Hani Youssef   By Hazel Speed If it was not for the seriousness of the topic herein it would have been the source of a smile for those who voted for Brexit. The United Kingdom, apparently, would not ultimately be missed by the rest of Europe yet it will take the formation of an Army of […]

Observations of an Expat: Lies and Democracy

EPA photo   By Tom Arms Lies and democracy don’t mix. Also unacceptable in political recipes in the democratic pot are half-truths, misinformation, disinformation, distortions or any attempt to be economical with the truth.

History or International Relations?

Reuters photo   By Ananya S Guha I remember in school in one of our units on World History we also had to study International Relations during the times of Bismarck or Hitler. And that for a class eleven students wasn’t that easy. But that was a part of World or European History today. Perhaps […]

Observations of an Expat: Brexit and Shakespeare

Jack Taylor   By Tom Arms BREXIT has plunged the land of the Bard into a Shakespearean tragedy. Or to be more accurate, it has plunged it into overlapping tragedies which have left the British ship of state without a helmsman and drifting rudderless into dangerous financial and political waters.

British schools urged to fight FGM with novel and new lesson plan

James Akena/Reuters   By Umberto Bacchi Schools in Britain will be encouraged to teach students about female genital mutilation (FGM) to stop the practice which affects tens of thousands of girls in the country, the education minister said on Wednesday unveiling a lesson plan on the issue.

British EU vote unnerves world leaders and markets

Toby Melville/Reuters   By Estelle Shirbon and Ben Blanchard Britain plunged deeper into political crisis on Sunday after its vote to leave the European Union last Thursday, leaving world officials and financial markets confused about how to handle the political and economic fallout.

Observations of an Expat: Brexit Repercussions

By Tom Arms It looks like Marx was right. The world revolution will start in Britain. It started on Thursday.

Britain votes to leave EU, unleashing a global turmoil

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters   By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday’s landmark referendum showed, a stunning repudiation of the nation’s elites that deals the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two.

Observations of an Expat: Brexit is BIG

By Tom Arms Next Thursday and Friday are BIG news days. Allow me to reinforce that through repetition. Next Thursday and Friday are BIG news days. The tail end of the next working week could go down as a historic watershed. At 7am the British electorate will start marching to polling stations to vote whether […]

Observations of an Expat: Gibraltar

By Tom Arms Gibraltarians are happy people. They should be. The Rock is the second most prosperous territory in the EU. The economy is growing at an astonishing ten percent a year and has been for some time. Unemployment is less than half of one percent.