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From the ‘end of the world’ to its ‘friendliest city’…

Ushuaia at ‘the end of the world’ and Puerto Vallarta striving to be ‘the world’s friendliest city’ show that even in the most challenging of circumstances places can offer positive global and local visions. As Brexit and its advocates destroy the country formerly known as UK (FKaUK) ambitious, progressive places need to apply and adopt some of the magic from Latin America to shape a better world and their place within it…

Trust FKaUK to make the totally wrong choice!

The FK(a)UK’s Brexit hara-kiri tour October 2019 – stage one

A short visit to Estonia, Finland and Lithuania demonstrates that mid-size places places with a sensible identity – whether Lithuania or Lombardy; Estonia or Extremadura; Greater Helsinki or Hesse – offer a type of “right” scale and potentially the right culture for being the major intermediary mediator of global and local challenges. They are likely to be far more effective than large nation states with their own exceptionalism of delusional global ambitions based on race and (in our case Etonian) entitlement.

One class in Eton providing two of the three worst UK PMs in modern times

The Old Etonian revulsion of the last dark days of the UK…

There is little pleasure in this blog having anticipated the end of representative democracy as a credible system of political leadership and governance, in the face of the far right coup whose current face is de Pfeffel Johnson, resulting in the UK as a deeply dark failed state. It is worth providing a summary of where we are, though, as the resistance tries to launch a turnaround from the crisis…

Proud to betray the Daily Mail’s “will of the people”

On the second anniversary of the UK’s greatest day of shame, I shall be doing something I haven’t done for decades – taking part in a political march to Parliament. That I am joining the “March for a People’s Vote” is a far from perfect representation of my views on Brexit. For one thing, if