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I would like to thank the German people (a letter to Germany)

The Greek and the German government have been both complaining about a propaganda war that is obstructing the truth and makes the successful conclusion of negotiations difficult. 1,024 more words


In my recent election post, I explained how Partido Popular, the conservative party, lost it’s majority and many new, populist parties showed strong gains. AhoraMadrid (a leftist party associated with Podemos) and PSOE (the traditional leftist party) are now in negotiations to form a coalition. 452 more words

Brazil's senate clears second austerity bill

Paulo Trevisani, Djania Savoldi – The Wall Street Journal, 05/27/2015

The Brazilian Senate on Wednesday approved a controversial bill meant to save taxpayer money by reducing pension payments to widows. 66 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

Post-Election Left Wing Hate Watch, Part Three

And so another supposedly peaceful left-wing anti-austerity protest (this one timed to coincide with the Queen’s Speech) ended with the now-familiar scenes of an beleaguered right-wing politician being escorted to safety by police with  764 more words


We Are 'One Nation', Says Old Woman On Gold Throne Wearing Diamond-Encrusted Crown As She Announces Further Austerity Measures

A woman has unveiled the government’s ‘one nation’ policies while sitting on a gold throne and wearing a crown encrusted with over 2,800 diamonds.

The woman – who is worth… 62 more words


Hunger games & the Queens speech.

Yesterday, while I watched the Queen roll up to Westminster in her coach to deliver the Queen’s speech as part of the pomp that is the state opening of parliament here in the UK, I had the image of… 188 more words


'Benefits Street': The Very Worst of Trash TV

First published at:  http://channelhopping.onthebox.com/2015/05/17/benefits-street-series-2/

The first episode of the new season of Benefits Street, based in the Tilery Estate in Stockton-on-Tees, strangely enough offered a degree of positivity that was sorely missing from the first. 797 more words