#Catalonia: This has to have been the most reluctant, foot-dragging bid for freedom ever

by Rashmee

Posted on October 28, 2017


Think about it. The Catalan president would neither declare independence nor back away from it after the October 1 referendum. Even when Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s government explicitly asked Barcelona this question some 10 days later – “have you or have you not declared independence” – the Catalan leadership hemmed and hawed. Every week … Continue reading “#Catalonia: This has to have been the most reluctant, foot-dragging bid for freedom ever”

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#Brexit shows the perils of politicians passing the buck to the public

by Rashmee

Posted on June 28, 2016


Could the British parliament make the big decision? Is it required to do so? Yes, according to Dr Jo Murkens, LSE law professor. And others, not least Conservative MP Ken Clarke. But Dr Murkens lays out the clearest case for parliament doing what it’s meant to in a parliamentary democracy. On Monday, she told LBC that British … Continue reading “#Brexit shows the perils of politicians passing the buck to the public”

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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