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No Room for Jingoism

Just four days after Article 50 was triggered by the Prime Minister, a former leader of the Conservative Party, Michael Howard, has declared cheerfully that Mrs May would be prepared to go to war to keep Gibraltar British, just as Margaret Thatcher did over the Falklands. 357 more words

Feeling the Brexit blues

I took this photo as I walked past some TVs while I was at work today. It was lunchtime and I was on a break from facilitating a workshop. 445 more words

Current Affairs

Maybe later; not yet and not now


Literally: old – now – nothing – pair

Alternately: Something is unmatched from the past to the present. A quality (often, but not always, greatness) is unequaled at any time in history, right up to the present moment. 84 more words


The Never-Ending Liberal Temper Tantrum and the Return of Patriotism

I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy
A Yankee Doodle, do or die
A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam
Born on the Fourth of July…

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National Myths

In the early 2000s, Indians came to the halting realization that we could actually compete (at least in some fields) on a global stage. This new found confidence resulted in a flowering of self-congratulatory nationalist (and jingoist) literature often written by people who had little to actually do with the improved competitiveness. 708 more words


Trump's America VS The Nigerian Nomad

I have to apologise for the slightly inaccurate clickbait. Donald Trump hadn’t won the election yet, but American Customs decided to make life hard for me anyway. 710 more words

My 30 Day Writing Challenge