Peace in Africa might be seen as a solution to racism in Europe – the argument goes that racism is a reaction to, but not created by, immigration. And yet immigration comes from African and Middle Eastern countries in difficulty. It follows then that racists are heartless people who care not to help their fellow… Read More »
What distinguishes left and right and what is the balance between them. Why are political issues are so divisive? I am drawn to the left because I believe that certain services and projects such as education, health, infrastructure and defense can only be achieved by government.
Despite having written on the economic benefits of immigration and the mixing of cultures, I wonder what is the impact of countries taking in so many people. What demographics change if immigrants do not speak the national language and what is the change in the balance of local culture.
How can I speak out against Islam when I am not a Muslim? It is politically incorrect and possibly offensive and for that, I apologize. But I support women’s rights and I want freedom for women. I am against the burqa and Sharia because I feel that it represses women.
Does anyone remember the war and how nationalism drove us apart? The EU is a solution for peace. It’s a great shame that Britain will no longer be part of that equation as they were a peacekeeper. The model of Anglo-Saxons (US and UK) in partnership with the Latin, Germanic and eastern EU made for… Read More »
So Trump was elected and the UK is leaving the EU, both events unexpected and unwanted. If only Obama could have stood again. Whatever happened in the UK is surely a travesty of democracy, but also a travesty of what politicians can say to convince the electorate.
The leave campaign seems to be focusing on immigration as an argument for not being in the EU. If Britain leaves the EU that it could effectively close its borders to migrants from anywhere, EU or otherwise and that sounds on the surface quite a seductive idea – British jobs for British people. A closed… Read More »
The Brexit campaign holds up the question of there being too much European legislation but they seem to forget the objective of legislation to establish and maintain norms in order to enable the free trade on which everybody depends.
As a Briton living in France, this issue strikes me as being vital for my future. I am a direct result of the European Union because I am one of those people who has benefited from European mobility having studied in France and now living and working here for nearly 20 years.
With so many areas of society leaning towards free speech, there is one that remains notably limited: talking about Islam in public without offending. Recent events at Charlie Hebdo might lead one to conclude: with difficulty. The Taliban, not noted for their tolerance and open-mindedness may be relaxing their ban on girl’s schooling, but medieval… Read More »