After Brexit, British bolshie-ness will be up against the great powers

by Rashmee

Posted on January 30, 2020


Tom Cotton is a US senator from Arkansas, the state that Britain and much of …

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Anyone for a ‘ravioli’ Brexit?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 25, 2020


First there was Brexit. Then there was Megxit. Brexit was variously described as likely to …

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Balzac praised the local grocer as ‘the strongest of social links’. The West isn’t picking up on it

by Rashmee

Posted on January 24, 2020


When it comes to communal well being, never under-estimate the unique role of the local …

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Boris Johnson won. Now the Trump comparisons will be put to the test

by Rashmee

Posted on December 14, 2019 / Quartz


Boris Johnson has often been compared to Donald Trump, and for reasons that go beyond …

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Today, Britain’s ‘Love Actually’ election happens

by Rashmee

Posted on December 12, 2019


The only reason to describe this bad tempered and polarising contest as a ‘Love Actually’ …

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Brexit Britain probably won’t be a Singapore-on-Thames

by Rashmee

Posted on December 11, 2019


The UK general election is, by some accounts, a referendum on leaving the EU …

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The UK’s general election is the most unpredictable in a generation

by Rashmee

Posted on October 31, 2019 / Quartz


Britain will vote on December 12, the first election in that month since 1923, the …

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Britain needs a Speaker in the mould of Betty Boothroyd

by Rashmee

Posted on October 22, 2019


Having interviewed Betty Boothroyd in her grand Speaker’s apartment in the British parliament, I read …

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Brexit has made the pound as volatile as bitcoin. But that’s better than enforced stability

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2019


    Someone had an interesting take on the effect of Brexit uncertainty on the …

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The gathering consensus for a second Brexit referendum may be only among the usual suspects

by Rashmee

Posted on October 18, 2019


  The Financial Times has spoken out. And so has The Economist. Voters deserve a …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK