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Militias, chaos and starvation: Britain 10 years after Brexit

The Queen has fled, the Poles have been forced out, and violent factions roam a broken land. Writer Jonathan Meades imagines the country The Great Chaos will create In 2019, older bigots and veteran xenophobes still recalled with pride the successful campaign Boston and the area of Lincolnshire around it waged in the 1960s against the rodent coypus, foreigners from somewhere foreign with tomato-red teeth, who had been introduced to Britain in the 1920s as a fur crop called nutria. Once these shy...
Tags: Europe, Books, Politics, Boston, Fiction, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Foreign Policy, Short Stories, Essays, British identity and society, Article 50


Paths from the past: historians make sense of Brexit and our current political turmoil

From the American Revolution to Dunkirk, the Reformation to the Weimar republic – leading historians help us understand the forces at play in our divided world“Fromage not Farage”, “I’ve Seen Better Cabinets at Ikea”: the signs at the Put It to the People march were particularly British in their humour. The present crisis in the United Kingdom is, however, no laughing matter. It reflects very real social and political problems and deep divisions about the future of the country. The argument over...
Tags: Europe, Books, US, European Union, Culture, Atlantic, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, Ikea, Harold Macmillan, Donald Trump, Dunkirk, Brexit, Weimar, State


Today's Read: The Man with No Face by Peter May

Imagine that you're a Scottish journalist on assignment to investigate the political climate in Brussels as the UK is on the verge of joining the European Union. What would you do if the journalist you're supposed to meet up with is found dead alongside a high-ranking British government official? You would likely stick around to figure out what happened. That's what protagonist Neil Bannerman does. Here's how the book starts: Kale watched the train through the rain-spattered glass and th...
Tags: Books, UK, Scotland, European Union, Belgium, Edinburgh, Brussels, Cabinet, Peter, Joann, Daryl, Peter May, Beth F, Bannerman, Harvee Lau, Neil Bannerman


Review | All the Walls of Belfast by Sarah J. Carlson

I have had a string of lovely successes with contemporaries lately. I wonder, sometimes, about the phases we go through, both in reading and in life in general and whether or not (or where) they align. I'm not always able to see the patterns amid the daily vicissitudes, but I wonder about them often. Several months ago, I saw the cover for Sarah J. Carlson's debut novel  and thought I might have died and gone direct to heaven. The title alone is my favorite of the year, hands down. I don't eve...
Tags: Books, Review, America, European Union, Northern Ireland, Wisconsin, Belfast, Young Adult, Dad, Danny, Arc, Boston Harbor, Fiona, Paulson, Contemporary Fiction, All The Walls Of Belfast


Is Trump’s assault on international law working?

For centuries, international law has functioned as an instrument of nation-states working in concert, acting out of a sense of legal obligation. Since World War II, this combination of state practice driven by legal obligation—in the form of both treaties and customary international law—has served as a prime mechanism for shaping and addressing complex global responses to pressing planetary challenges.  In practice, international law has helped to construct a system—exemplified by the United Nat...
Tags: Books, Featured, Human Rights, Leadership, Law, China, Russia, Immigration, America, European Union, Austria, United States, George Orwell, Nato, United Nations, Venezuela


The Capital by Robert Menasse review – first-class satire on EU bureaucracy

Farcical power plays in Brussels and a pig on the loose … this German bestseller has sardonic fun with the European projectMedia organisations report alarming falls in circulation or ratings for editions dominated by Brexit. So there is a risk that fatigue with the subject of the European Union will reduce our appetite for Robert Menasse’s 2017 German-language bestseller – a satirical novel about the workings of the multinational Brussels bureaucracy – which is timed to appear in English just ah...
Tags: Europe, Books, UK, Comedy, Fiction, Eu, European Union, Culture, Fiction in translation, Capital, Brussels, Menasse, Robert Menasse


A World of Change & U.S. Failed Media Just Wants to Get Trump

Opinion Protesters and Police Clash in London: In Britain itself, the agonies of the Prime Minister’s Conservative Party are being matched by the increasingly bitter fight over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. American political problems begin to seem simple when you read the British press about their multi-party crisis. USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- While much of the American media continues to focus on gossip, trivia, and hostility to President Donald Trump, some will actually cover the meeting...
Tags: Europe, London, Guns, Washington, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, India, Israel, America, Barcelona, European Union, Ukraine, Hungary, Britain


Where to buy 6'' Onyx ereaders in Europe?

I'm considering an Onyx Boox device vs a Kobo. I am based in the UK; Kobos are easy to find - Onyx not so much. Amazon UK sells 10'' but not 6'' readers. I have found this German store which sells the Poke: https://ereader.store/en/6-inch-screen-eink-reader-14 This Dutch store sells the Kepler Pro and the Poke Pro: http://www.e-readerweb.nl/index.php?...000102&lang=NL Do you know of any other store? I'd rather not buy from outside the European Union (longer wait, custom duties, etc). Thanks...
Tags: Europe, Books, UK, European Union, Onyx Boox, Onyx, Kobos, Amazon UK, Kepler Pro


How to see beyond Brexit

Only by examining the beliefs we unquestioningly hold can we move past current divisions. For remainers, it’s vital to keep ideals in mind and time to fight a bigger battleI was living in Norwich when the Brexit referendum happened. The city voted remain, an island of European feeling separated from Cambridge – the next dot in the remainer archipelago – by 60 miles of rural and small town leaverdom. One morning not long afterwards, in the small hours, a local deli selling Romanian produce was fi...
Tags: Books, Politics, European Union, UK News, Culture, Foreign Policy, Cambridge, Norwich, Brexit


David Cameron: derailed by noble intent or undone by his own hubris?

With Brexit weeks away, many see the former PM as the man who wrecked Britain. Cameron’s memoirs will reveal more but meanwhile, we ask his friends and former colleagues: where did it all go wrong?In the icy depths of late January, just as Theresa May was absorbing the latest parliamentary defeat for her Brexit plan, David Cameron landed in the sunshine of southern India. He had been hired to deliver a lecture on geopolitics, plus a few amusing cricket anecdotes, in Chennai, in honour of the lat...
Tags: Books, Politics, India, David Cameron, George Osborne, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Cameron, Conservative And Liberal Democrat Cabinet, Samantha, Brexit, Chennai, Camerons, Biography books


People Of Switzerland Force Referendum Against EU Gun Regulations

In September of 2018, Switzerland agreed to a measure to comply with placing restrictions on gun ownership through the European Union’s Schengen Treaty. Switzerland is attached to the treaty even though they’re not an EU member. Gun regulations have been a part of the Schengen Treaty as part of an effort to reduce crime and […] Read More … The post People Of Switzerland Force Referendum Against EU Gun Regulations appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Eu, European Union, Switzerland, Daily News, Gun Regulation, Schengen Treaty


[SHOT Show 2019] The Archon Type B (and the Future ‘A’ and ‘C’ Models)

In this episode of TFBTV SHOT Show coverage, James covers the Archon Type B. The Firearm Blog’s own Adam S. previously reviewed the Archon Type B as follows: Developed in Italy, manufactured in the European Union, and designed specifically to fulfill the preferences and highest expectations of the U.S. market, the Type B represents a […] Read More … The post [SHOT Show 2019] The Archon Type B (and the Future ‘A’ and ‘C’ Models) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, European Union, Italy, James, SHOT Show, TFBTV, SHOT Show 2019


Common Semiautomatic Weapons Under Fire, from Democrat Congress

Opinion Common Semiautomatic Weapons Under Fire, from Democrat Congress New York – -(AmmoLand.com)-“It’s like déjà vu all over again.” ~ Yogi Berra If you asked your fellow Americans to point to one defining moment in our Nation’s recent history, many would likely mention the attack on our soil in 2001, for obvious reason. Some Americans might point to Barack Obama as U.S. President, but not for anything he carried out—if he carried out anything of benefit to this Nation and its people—but b...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, Court, America, Barack Obama, European Union, High Court, United States, House, New York Times, Ohio, Harry Reid


Europe 'coming apart before our eyes', say 30 top intellectuals

Group of historians and writers publish manifesto warning against rise of populismFight for Europe - or the wreckers will destroy itLiberal values in Europe face a challenge “not seen since the 1930s”, leading intellectuals from 21 countries have said, as the UK lurches towards Brexit and nationalists look set to make sweeping gains in EU parliamentary elections.The group of 30 writers, historians and Nobel laureates declared in a manifesto published in several newspapers, including the Guardian...
Tags: Europe, Books, UK, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Culture, Brexit, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie


DSC Announces Formation of Conservation Advisory Board

DSC Announces Formation of Conservation Advisory Board DALLAS  -(Ammoland.com)-  During the 2019 Convention and Expo, a group of top-level conservation experts will convene for DSC's Conservation Advisory Board (CAB). This new group is charged with the mission of providing subject matter expertise with both regional and global perspectives on needed research, program development and advocacy. The CAB will advise and assist the DSC Board of Directors and the DSC Grants Committee on domestic an...
Tags: Facebook, Maryland, Guns, Congress, Germany, US, European Union, United States, South Africa, Newfoundland, Brussels, Parliament, North America, George W Bush, Bass Pro Shops, Tajikistan


The Entertainer retailer stockpiles summer toys as Brexit fears mount

Founder Gary Grant says ‘no shortage of toys’ likely because company had shipped own-label items earlyThe UK’s biggest independent toy retailer has stockpiled 100 container loads of paddling pools, slides, wheelbarrows and other toys to try to ensure there are no shortages this summer in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Gary Grant, the managing director and founder of The Entertainer chain, said it had doubled the amount of containers it usually brought into the UK at this time of year to ensure se...
Tags: Europe, Business, Toys, UK, European Union, UK News, Retail industry, Brexit, Gary Grant, Entertainer, Brexit Gary Grant


The Entertainer retailer stockpiles summer toys amid Brexit fears

Founder Gary Grant says ‘no shortage of toys’ likely because company had shipped own-label items earlyThe UK’s biggest independent toy retailer has stockpiled 100 container loads of paddling pools, slides, wheelbarrows and other toys to try and ensure there are no shortages this summer in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Gary Grant, managing director and founder of The Entertainer chain, said it had doubled the amount of containers it usually brought into the UK at this time of year to ensure seaso...
Tags: Europe, Business, Toys, UK, European Union, UK News, Retail industry, Brexit, Gary Grant, Entertainer, Brexit Gary Grant


Top ten developments in international law in 2018

This year was, once again, one of great political turmoil. The international legal order is not immune from the impact of the rise of populism and increasingly strained relations between many of the world’s most powerful states. A positive view is that we are witnessing a period of global re-adjustment. A more negative take is that there is a real risk of the fabric of the international legal order, created so carefully in the aftermath of the First and Second World Wars, unravelling. One of thi...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Books, UK, Featured, Human Rights, Supreme Court, Law, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Israel, Court, US, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv


How politicians tried to sell Brexit to us

If we examine the two campaigns in terms of their message strategy, i.e. the way in which they sought to influence swing voters, significant differences become apparent.Remain is widely regarded to have been poorly executed – not a difficult accusation to sustain, given that it lost – however, I’d argue that it was not the execution, but the message strategy that was flawed. From a brand communication perspective its campaign is built on a classic proposition: Britain – Stronger in Europe. This ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Books, UK, Featured, US, Barack Obama, Nike, Eu, European Union, Britain, Ukip, Brussels, Nigel Farrage, Audi, Brexit


Place of the Year 2018: Mexico, a year in review

January: In mid-January, a group of divers from the Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM) project connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico, revealing what was believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet. This discovery could potentially inform more about the ancient Maya civilization and lead to further understanding of the development of the people’s culture in the region prior to the Spanish conquest.February: In February, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southeastern Mexico, with the ...
Tags: Videos, Books, Politics, Featured, Mexico, Germany, Earthquake, US, European Union, Canada, United States, Hurricane, Mexico City, Enrique Peña Nieto, San Diego, Natural Disaster


What Lies Behind the Malaise of the West?

What Lies Behind the Malaise of the West? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Is it coincidence or contagion, this malady that seems to have suddenly induced paralysis in the leading nations of the West?With lawyer-fixer Michael Cohen's confession that he colluded with Donald Trump in making hush money payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, America's stage is set for a play that will run two years.As Democrats test the waters for a presidential run by savaging Trump, the establishment Trump detest...
Tags: Europe, Usa, England, London, Guns, Labor, France, Scotland, Angela Merkel, America, Eu, European Union, Hungary, West, Britain, Theresa May


Did emotional appeals help to win the Brexit referendum?

“[Brexit] was a big fundamental decision: an emotional decision,” said Nigel Farrage in an interview with The Guardian’s John Harris in September 2018. For once at least the former UKIP leader, a key figure in the campaign to Leave the European Union, was 100% right.Since the shock result of the referendum in June 2016, the Government’s tortuous attempt to successfully disengage the UK from the European Union has effectively been the only news story. Indeed, Brexit coverage in traditional media ...
Tags: Books, UK, Featured, Media, Communication, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Britain, Ukip, Banksy, Nigel Farrage, Brexit, Branding, Social Sciences, John Harris


International disability rights and the dilemma of domestic courts

Since 1992, 3 December has been the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. According to the World Report on Disability, approximately one in five people in the world are disabled and are at heightened risk of exclusion, disadvantage, and poverty.Law plays an important role in tackling this inequality and exclusion. For the past decade, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Disability Convention) – an instrument of international law – has been both...
Tags: Books, UK, Featured, Human Rights, Law, Russia, Religion, Court, Eu, European Union, Accessibility, Disability, Hungary, Equality, United Nations, Discrimination


Forty years of democratic Spain

Spaniards are celebrating with some fanfare the 40th anniversary of their democratic constitution that was approved overwhelmingly in a referendum on 6 December 1978, sealing the end of the 36-year dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, the victor of the country’s civil war.Whichever way one looks at it, Spain has been transformed profoundly since then. Be it economically with, for example, the creation of significant number of multinationals (more than Italy) or the world’s second-largest to...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, US, Eu, Spain, Catalonia, European Union, History, United States, Italy, Franco, Francisco Franco, Madrid, Vox, Andalucia


Remaking Europe after the First World War

In the wake of the November 11, 1918 armistice between Germany and the Allies, high-minded idealism confronted a mélange of very unpleasant realities. All the belligerents had claimed to be fighting for a noble set of aims, and the United States President, Woodrow Wilson, went further. He proposed the creation of a supranational agency, the League of Nations, to govern international relations in a pacific age of transparent, altruistic diplomacy. The peace settlement, Wilson anticipated, would i...
Tags: Europe, Books, Usa, Featured, Congress, Washington, France, Germany, Berlin, US, America, European Union, Turkey, History, Austria, Hungary


Yes, Unvetted Illegal Caravans Threaten Public Health

Opinion Yes, Unvetted Illegal Caravans Threaten Public Health USA – -(Ammoland.com)- We live in bizarro times. Suddenly, it is controversial to state obvious, neon-bright truths. This week, it has become newsworthy to observe that illegal border-crossers who circumvent required medical screenings are a threat to America's public health and safety.Just look at these hyperventilating headlines and tweets.From Newsweek, which is supposed to, you know, report actual news of the week: “‘We don't...
Tags: Guns, Germany, US, America, European Union, Ukraine, Cnn, Fox, United States, Philippines, Fox News, Clinton, Southwest, Trump, Illegal Immigration, Martina Navratilova


We Need a Revolution in Trade Enforcement

Opinion We Need a Revolution in Trade Enforcement USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Since he was a candidate, President Trump has said free trade must also be fair. He has consistently challenged anti-competitive and unfair practices by our trading partners while working to forge new agreements.The most recent example of this is the announced deal with Mexico – which his critics had claimed would never happen – and the potential deal with Canada, which has been spurred and shaped by Trump’s toughness.Pr...
Tags: Japan, Milan, Guns, Washington, Mexico, America, Qatar, European Union, Economy, Canada, United States, Italy, Republican Party, Newt Gingrich, Uae, Sardinia


Instapaper Works in the EU Again

Instapaper, which was blocked in the European Union, is now working again.
Tags: Crafts, Eu, European Union


Brexit threatens food supplies and Ministers know it

The story on the front page of The Sunday Times on 3 June 2018 pulled no punches. Headlined “Revealed: plans for Doomsday Brexit”, it reported on leaked government papers planning for a “no deal” Brexit scenario. They warned that the port of Dover could collapse on day one of exiting the EU, with major food shortages within a few days and medicines shortages within two weeks. It seems barely comprehensible that a democratically elected government would risk the well-being of its people in this w...
Tags: Books, Featured, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Theresa May, United Kingdom, Health policy, Journals, WTO, Kent, Freedom Of Information, Sunday Times, Dover, Brexit, Food Insecurity


'Cake': Europe's new codeword for Britain's impossible Brexit demands

Boris Johnson is ‘pro having it and eating it’ – but what about ‘a body or cake of laws and customs’?The EU, we learned this week, now refers to any impossible demand by Britain as “cake”, including the leaked Brexit white paper. It suspected “cake would be coming”, and made the appropriate arrangements. Lest this put us in mind of a clown fight, let us recall Boris Johnson’s clever policy on cake: he is “pro having it and pro eating it”.The impossibility of having your cake and eating it is a m...
Tags: Europe, Books, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Culture, Britain, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Article 50, Brexit, Reference and languages books



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