It’s been ten years since I started my big foreign adventure. In this loose series, I talk to the immigrants I met in 2005 and those I’m only meeting now. They all tell me a bit about the changes that the last decade has brought for them.
I know! Not fair. (But hey, it’s good news for some women, just not me.)
Last week, the British Prime Minister gave a long-awaited speech on immigration. As with most long-awaited speeches, the lead-up in the press caused much more upset than the speech itself. In reality, David Cameron hinted at stricter rules for benefit caps for immigrants, and kept quiet about his earlier plans of putting a temporary cap on […]
Citizens, there’s a ghost haunting the corridors of Westminster. A demented, racist ghost with delusions of grandeur.
Greetings! Here’s some Ebola-free news for you all.
Greetings, citizens! This week we have another mix of the bad, the dangerous and the downright depressing, but as always, there’s hope.
Citizens of Europe, I despair of you. Well, some of you. The results of the elections for the European Parliament have not been wholly surprising, but the extent of anti-EU feeling across the continent is disheartening. Let’s have a look.
Citizens, let’s not worry about Ukraine until the third paragraph this week! Unfortunately, the higher-ranking news items are not cheerful at all. Let’s have them anyway.
Later this week, 508 million Europeans from 28 member states of the EU will be able to vote for their Member of the European Parliament (MEP). I am just one of those people, and most of the technicalities of European politics will probably need to be explained to me again, but here’s why this election […]
Are you ready for some misogyny? Yeah, me neither. But if we must… read on for an update on the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, to see why Jezebel made my list of terrible people, and for a healthy dose of venting courtesy of our friends at Pajiba. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
Citizens, I missed you! Sara did a great job while I was busy having fun — but at least I was having good, clean European fun. Germany was sunny, and the news was… boring. Not much happening over there, so let’s look east, which is where the real news is.
Greetings, citizens! While nothing major has happened this past week, there are so many curious behind-the-scenes developments that I’m starting to suspect Europe might just be losing it. But onwards and upwards, friends, and let’s make the best of this:
It’s been a busy week in the immigration debate that has been steadily gaining momentum in the UK over the last months. What started as a timidly-voiced fear of a Romanian and Bulgarian influx last year has now turned into the next big thing in electioneering. Everybody’s got something to say about immigrants, and most […]