Tag: Brexit

A white man stepped foot onto the shores of a remote beautiful island in the South Pacific. His name was John Frum. (More…)

It’s not easy for popular music to surprise these days. And it’s even harder for it to pull off that feat without becoming perverse or pretentious in the process. (More…)

For Americans, who are wont to see everything in Biblical terms, the Arctic temperatures which froze much of their country this week were a punishment from God. (More…)

The race to the bottom is on. With the launch of GB News and UK News TV in the offing, British news media is about to get even worse. (More…)

I keep trying to forget about Brexit, but the Leavers won’t let us. Brexiteers are triumphant, though not all of them feel so victorious – despite getting almost everything they wanted. At least the Tories will have to own this failure. (More…)

The UK is heading for a Brexit dreamscape amid talk of deploying the navy to “defend our fish”. (More…)

National populism seems to have been dealt a blow by the defeat of Donald Trump. Yet, like some down-market vampire in a B-grade horror flick, the scourge refuses to die. (More…)

Nationalism is a synonym for prejudice. It’s a throwback to a time when citizenship was equivalent to ethnicity. If you look different or speak a language that’s hard to understand, you must surely come from somewhere else. (More…)

Brexit is nowhere near being over. Regardless of whether a deal is concluded between the UK and EU, the process of disentangling the two will be felt for decades to come. Mostly, in the British Isles. (More…)