Tag Archives: England

J’accuse

“J’Accuse…!” was an open letter published on 13th January 1898 in the newspaper L’Aurore by the writer Émile Zola. His issue was what came to be known in France as L’Affaire Dreyfus. Dreyfus was a Jewish artillery captain in the … Continue reading

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The Moral High Road

A few days ago, I watched Nuremberg (2000) on YouTube. The whole film is available for you to watch online or download. From 1 hour 32 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes, there is a dramatic cross examination of Hermann … Continue reading

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Humanist Europe

I have tried several times on this blog to express political views, and – as would be expected – they were not always well received. I came from a Tory-voting family, but one with moderate and tolerant views. You don’t … Continue reading

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I fell asleep and had a dream….

Actually I read this Independent article – Voting down the Brexit deal could lead to the Queen forming a new government of Remainers – here’s how The idea is that if Mrs May’s deal gets voted down in Parliament, the … Continue reading

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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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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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