Is Europe course-correcting after taking a hard-right turn?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 30, 2021 / The National


Now that the Netherlands’ election results have been finalised and officially published, chances are much of the world will lose interest in what happens next. After all, the incumbent won a fourth term after a dull campaign in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the process of forming a coalition government in the Netherlands … Continue reading “Is Europe course-correcting after taking a hard-right turn?”

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This isn’t Trumpgate: here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on July 1, 2020 / The Focus


Legendary Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein has a scoop of sorts. Using authoritative accounts of the contents of hundreds of Donald Trump’s highly classified phone calls with various world leaders he has shown that the US president routinely bowed before authoritarian “strong men”, berated the women and bad-mouthed his predecessors in the White House. This is … Continue reading “This isn’t Trumpgate: here’s why”

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The American toy poodle and all those other terrible truths about Brexit Britain

by Rashmee

Posted on July 11, 2019


Brexit Britain needs to face up to some hard truths. The so-called “special relationship” with the United States was always more prized by the British than the Americans. And Britain is always more valuable to the US if it is a member of the European Union, the English-speaking gateway to the European market. As an … Continue reading “The American toy poodle and all those other terrible truths about Brexit Britain”

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What Are The Odds In Britain’s Political Derby?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 27, 2019 / SNI Wire


These are the last days of May-Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May. After weeks of pressure to resign, she finally agreed to step down as leader of the governing Conservative Party and then as prime minister. The May 24 announcement was like the opening of the starting gates at a horse race. The contest to succeed … Continue reading “What Are The Odds In Britain’s Political Derby?”

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Sexist Politics: The rest of the world is no different from India

by Rashmee

Posted on May 18, 2019 / First Post


  Unlikeable. Unelectable. Those are just two of the adjectives being applied to some of the more prominent of the six female candidates currently campaigning to be the Democratic Party’s 2020 nominee for president of the United States. Statement shoes! When Theresa May became Britain’s second female prime minister in July 2016, the talk was … Continue reading “Sexist Politics: The rest of the world is no different from India”

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5 things that could happen when the UK parliament votes on #Brexit deal

by Rashmee

Posted on December 6, 2018


The simplest rundown of the long-running car crash that is Brexit comes from the New York Times’ London correspondent Ellen Barry. She listed the 5 things that could happen after the British parliament votes on the deal secured by Prime Minister Theresa May from the European Union. The vote is on December 11. If parliament … Continue reading “5 things that could happen when the UK parliament votes on #Brexit deal”

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The Brexit dividend? Strife & disharmony as past conflicts are re-fought

by Rashmee

Posted on November 23, 2018


Gibraltar. Who would’ve thought that an 18th century war could be re-fought in the 21st century? Spanish opposition to the Brexit plan being negotiated by UK Prime Minster Theresa May with the European Union tells us something very important. There’s a reason to cherish (and shore up) international arrangements such as the union of Europe. … Continue reading “The Brexit dividend? Strife & disharmony as past conflicts are re-fought”

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If we want to save Britain from its post-Brexit economic fate, we should support Theresa May’s investment in Africa

by Rashmee

Posted on August 28, 2018 / The Independent


Theresa May has joined in a new scramble for Africa but this one is neither wholly European nor intentionally and hideously opaque as in centuries past. In fact, May is pretty upfront about Britain’s hopes and aims in Africa, as she visits the continent’s three largest economies — South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. Brexit Britain, which has … Continue reading “If we want to save Britain from its post-Brexit economic fate, we should support Theresa May’s investment in Africa”

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Could June still be the end of May? Theresa & the UK political calendar

by Rashmee

Posted on June 10, 2017


Someone very clever recently said that June could still be the end of May. Obviously, the subject of discussion is not some weird contortion of the months but the political fortunes of Theresa May. She who is still, barely, prime minister. She who called a snap general election for June 8 and managed to lose … Continue reading “Could June still be the end of May? Theresa & the UK political calendar”

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Jeremy Corbyn didn’t win but he proved that a good salesman can make retail politics work

by Rashmee

Posted on June 9, 2017


If you didn’t know better, it certainly sounds like Jeremy Corbyn led his Labour Party to a stonking victory in the June 8 snap election. He did and he didn’t. Labour won enough seats and enough of a share of the vote to challenge Theresa May’s high-handed control of the country and its future. And … Continue reading “Jeremy Corbyn didn’t win but he proved that a good salesman can make retail politics work”

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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