Tim Farron just won the #BBCDebate with this 😂👏 pic.twitter.com/pTc5lDnDBr — Laura Ainslie (@LauraAinslie7) May 31, 2017 As Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas pointed out this evening: “The first rule of leadership is to show up”. Apart from Theresa May, the leaders of all the major political parties (plus UKIP) took part this evening in…
Month: May 2017
D-9: What could be plan B for the UK?
Former MEP Andrew Duff is credited with the formulation of “Article 50”. He has written a fascinating 4-page discussion paper entitled Brexit: Time for plan B for the Brussels-based European Policy Centre. The likely disagreement He analyses the diametrically opposed negotiating positions of the UK and the EU27 (links to which I included in my blog post yesterday)….
8 June 2017: The end of the UK as I have known it?
I was born and grew up in London. I used to love it. I still love London’s theatres but many other aspects are no longer what they used to be – at least for me. The beginning of the end I think the decline started long ago, when both schools and parents stopped teaching children any values…
The centenary of Tagore’s Nationalism
While the First World War was still raging in Europe, Rabindranath Tagore gave a series of speeches in Japan and in the US in 1916-17 warning of the harm of Nationalism. These speeches were published as essays in 1917 in a book called Nationalism. In these essays, Tagore warned of the harm which he believed Nationalism could cause to humanity. 100 years later, his warnings appear to have been prescient and have a new relevance today.