You meet all sorts on Twitter. Where else, for instance, could the Iranian foreign minister exchange public banter with the daughter of a former Speaker of the US House of Representatives? What would we do without Geoffrey Chaucer’s thoughts on Harry Potter? How would we know who was Nigel?
There’s a particularly genial and eccentric chap [...]
David Cameron has just made his biggest intervention yet in the fight over Scottish independence. This may or may not prove to be a good idea.
The PM is a skilled public speaker, but his party’s image in Scotland remains pestilential*, not helped by Cameron’s own background. Unfair though it is, he’s a gift to nationalists [...]
This is one of those dodgy narratives that has been floating around for years, but never seems to disappear now matter how many times it gets flushed.
The growing number of Eurosceptics is threatening the UK government’s intentions to fight the challenge of the UK Independence Party in obtaining the significant number of voters supporting the UK’s EU exit.
Following a record-breaking vote —the highest election turnout in 24 years, the Catalan News Agency reports— Catalonia has joined Scotland in taking the first steps towards becoming an independent country.
What’s trending and why?
For those of you who have watched James Cameron’s Avatar, if you cast your mind back you might remember that in this film a well-informed fantastical ecology was created, with many of its constituent animals and plants showing utterly alien traits, such as six-legged elephant-horses, and bizarre iridescent blue plants.
We are sitting around watching the Syrian crisis, while evil is allowed to flourish. Dr. Sima Barmania tells us why this is unacceptable, and has a conversation with one of Assad’s old teachers, Dr. Mousa Al Kurdi.
An Argentine government video that shows an Argentine athlete training on the Falklands Islands / Malvinas and claims them for that country has created furore. But Mariana Marcaletti says that this isn’t the usual sabre rattling: it’s the start of a different kind of politics for the Argentinian government.
“Everyone” is getting geared up for the summer of celebration, or at least so the Establishment tells us. But these are welcome diversions from more serious issues, says James Bloodworth.
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