England’s Difficulty; Scotland’s Opportunity

Rather than arguing over when and how Article 50 TEU might be activated and by whom, or whether the two year clock ticking for exit can be stopped once started, we need as responsible citizens in a democracy to face up in good faith to what many of us regard as an appalling result, and coalesce around pressing for the quickest possible conclusion of the least worst option which still respects the actual referendum result.

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A Tale of Two Exits: Scotland and Brexit

The EU referendum has become is a form of displacement activity, a chance for the English voters to affirm their Englishness. If England votes for Brexit and Scotland to stay in the EU, the question will be whether the other EU Member States would accept Scotland – perhaps in a confederation with Northern Ireland – as a new or continuing EU Member State or even as the continuing UK.

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London brennt. Ist das politisch? Aber hallo

Man sieht die Bilder von den in den Himmel schlagenden Flammen, von der ungeheuren Zerstörungskraft der Glut, von dem todschwarzen Gebröckel, wo eben noch ganz normale, ganz banale Häuser standen mit ganz normalen, ganz banalen Möbelgeschäften oder Mobilfunkketten darin, von den fleckigen Skeletten der ausgebrannten Autos, von den eben noch ganz normalen, ganz banalen Kapuzenjungs, […]

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