Tag Archives: Politics

England on the Psychiatrist’s Couch

I have come across this intuitive article in the Guardian – The paranoid fantasy behind Brexit. Ironically, as I write this little posting, I am listening to a CD I have just bought of the choir of York Minister in … Continue reading

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Democracy

Most of us are familiar with the famous quote of Churchill in a speech to the House of Commons in 1947: Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No … Continue reading

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Scylla and Charybdis

After a very restless night, I have decided that this will be my last posting on the subject of Brexit. I am also taking my distance from groups on Facebook where many arguments depend on demonising or stereotyping the adverse … Continue reading

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L’enfer, c’est les autres

It is the famous quote from Jean-Paul Sartre in his play Huis Clos, which is literally translated Hell is other people. Ideally we would be connected by love to the whole of humanity, but such an ideal is destroyed by … Continue reading

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Black Humour

This is where cynicism (modern meaning of the word) is taking us. The implication is that British people would be seeking political asylum in France like Syrian people fleeing the war. Kyrie eleison! May God avert such a scourge because … Continue reading

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Pan European Citizens Solidarity

This is an exciting new development: Pan European Citizens Solidarity (PECS). We the British diaspora are being supported by European lawyers, academics and politicians. It all seems embryonic at present, but it is most promising. The initiative seeks support Europe-wide … Continue reading

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British in France

I didn’t find my name on any of the t-shirt photos. It was perhaps written on this banner: Whichever, my insignificant voice is unimportant. It is impressive to turn the real and virtual turnout of British people living in France … Continue reading

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