This week, Britain has a deadline to give up its last African colony

by Rashmee

Posted on November 16, 2019


“Global” Britain, that post-Brexit paradox, is coming at the UK in surprising ways. Britain is under international pressure to give up its last African colony, the remote Chagos islands. But Britain doesn’t recognize Mauritius’s claim over what it calls the British Indian Ocean Island Territory, and the issue continues to fester. And it comes to … Continue reading “This week, Britain has a deadline to give up its last African colony”

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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 third in four years, and a contest that is likely to be the most unpredictable in a generation. There are two main reasons for this: an increasingly fickle electorate, and someone election strategists are calling “Workington Man.” The term appears … Continue reading “The UK’s general election is the most unpredictable in a generation”

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Jeremy Corbyn may not have ‘leadership’ skills but he has policies that people like

by Rashmee

Posted on May 12, 2017


British people may not think much of the leadership skills of the Labour Party’s head comrade Jeremy Corbyn but they seem to like what he wants to do. British voters, according to a survey, overwhelmingly back the Labour Party’s proposals to re-nationalise the railways and the postal system. British prime minister Theresa May has called … Continue reading “Jeremy Corbyn may not have ‘leadership’ skills but he has policies that people like”

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Never mind Tony Blair, here’s why the ‘gig economy’ & Corbyn are in the news

by Rashmee

Posted on September 1, 2015


Tony Blair calls it the “politics of parallel reality” but never mind that. Is it a coincidence that the so-called “gig economy” is in the news along with old-fashioned economic left-wing politicians such as Jeremy Corbyn in Britain? And Bernie Sanders in the US. What’s the link you might ask, between the Uber-isation of work, ie … Continue reading “Never mind Tony Blair, here’s why the ‘gig economy’ & Corbyn are in the news”

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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