G20 in the rear view mirror.


I had considered doing a blog on the G20 meeting in Hamburg last week but decided against it for several reasons. The first is that I only turn out a piece once a week and habitually on Friday and as the meeting was planned to last the weekend, it would have meant delaying the article past … Continue reading

France decides. Le Pen or Merkel’s poodle?


Parce que Je parle Français comme une vache Espagnol, quelques photos …     Britain before brexit.   Britain’s attitude to EU after brexit.   EU after Brexit.   Paris before and after its recent makeover.   But this is how a Parisian Gendarme always looks.   Rumours of riots in Paris every night for months are … Continue reading

Listen up world, there’s a new sheriff in town.


Given the essayist style of this blog, it’s impossible to churn out a decent piece every day, which is what you’ve got to do to ramp up the numbers according to those in the know. I’m sure that’s true but since I’m not interested in the numbers game, it’s not a consideration. It comes down … Continue reading