Homage to Catalonia

The tension between the local and the national is not a recent development in human affairs. Independence movements throughout history stem from this tension. It led to the Confederacy seceding from the United States of America, the Republic of Ireland breaking away from the United Kingdom, and the United Kingdom voting for Brexit. Despite, or … Continue reading Homage to Catalonia

Europe: United States of Amnesia

This week in his State of Union address, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, set out his vision for a United States of Europe. For an organisation which has haemorrhaged one of its most important member-states this is an ambitious vision. But with the United Kingdom now out of the Union, Juncker has … Continue reading Europe: United States of Amnesia