Monthly Archives: March 2017

Interesting Links for 31-03-2017

What the EU27 wants from Brexit There’s a lot of Brexit stuff floating round but this is very useful.(tags: eu brexit ) This Is Almost Certainly James Comey’s Twitter Account Brilliant detective work.(tags: instagram uspolitics twitter )

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Interesting Links for 30-03-2017

Three Things to Know About the Triggering of Article 50 l by me.(tags: ukpolitics brexit eu mymedia ) 70 days in, Donald Trump’s presidency is flailing Brutal by @EzraKlein.(tags: uspolitics )

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Interesting Links for 29-03-2017

Article 50 annotated — with comments from its author What Lord Kerr thinks it says.(tags: ukpolitics eu brexit ) Siberian princess reveals her 2,500 year old tattoos Fascinating. (Story from 2012.) (h/t Annie Cúglas.)(tags: archaeology ) A Map of Europe’s … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 28-03-2017

Unspeakable Realities Block Universal Health Coverage In America Race and class and history.(tags: uspolitics ushealth ) What the war on terror looks like What’s really happening in Iraq.(tags: iraq ) How to manage Brexit More sense from @AndrewDuffEU.(tags: brexit ukpolitics … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 27-03-2017

Raw Data from the Meat Atlas Are we what we eat?(tags: food ) The Most Expensive Weapon Ever Built More on the F-35, though less on the problems we keep hearing about.(tags: war ) Monica Lewinksy on Cyber-Bullying and Harassment … Continue reading

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The Curse of Fatal Death: Steven Moffat’s first Who script, now officially available

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Interesting Links for 26-03-2017

Turkish Cypriots optimistic over Enosis hurdle Things looking up again?(tags: cyprus ) Obamacare: The Republican Waterloo David Frum was right, and the rest of the GOP was wrong.(tags: ushealth uspolitics )

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Interesting Links for 25-03-2017

Naan starter: UK curry restaurants feel betrayed by Brexit #Takingbackcontrol by destroying Asian food.(tags: brexit ukpolitics ) An Assessment of the Economic Impact of Brexit on the EU27 | Centre for European Policy Studies For the EU 27, the losses … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 24-03-2017

Marine Le Pen, no longer enemy of the euro Rhetoric meets reality.(tags: france eu ) Peter Robinson on Martin McGuinness The human dimension.(tags: northernireland ) A 130-Year-Old Fact About Dinosaurs Might Be Wrong You don’t know what you don’t know!(tags: … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 23-03-2017

Trump’s Credibility Crisis Arrives Lying has consequences. Who knew?(tags: uspolitics ) GOP Takes Up Russia-Aligned Attack On Soros Outrageous.(tags: Uspolitics macedonia )

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Interesting Links for 22-03-2017

Azerbaijan’s lost transparency Ilgar Mammadov still effective though in jail.(tags: azerbaijan ) Belgian civil service and my car: the unbearable lightness of incompetence. @AlinaBelskaya loses 7 months and 3000 euro.(tags: Belgium ) David Rockefeller, Philanthropist and Head of Chase Manhattan, … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 21-03-2017

A Brexit lexicon A to Z.(tags: brexit eu ukpolitics ) What File 770 readers nominated for the Hugo Awards in the short fiction categories Fascinating!(tags: sf hugos ) A new definition would add 102 planets to our solar system — … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 20-03-2017

The chasm between the public perception and the reality of EU Freedom of Movement in the UK @jonworth nails it.(tags: brexit ukpolitics migration eu ) Donald Trump Finally Pays a Price for His False and Reckless Words Not yet enough.(tags: … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 18-03-2017

Operation London Bridge: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death A great read.(tags: england ) How Russia’s attack on Freeland got traction in Canada Disgraceful. Wake up!(tags: russia canada ) Are British elections being stolen? Quite possibly!(tags: … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 17-03-2017

Off-radar lobbying damages us all Lobbyists are in favour of transparency.(tags: lobbying ) Three Things to Know About the Dutch Election Results My colleague Daniel Benjamens explains.(tags: netherlands ) The Oxford comma: A Maine court settled the grammar debate over … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 16-03-2017

Russia’s 5th Column Buying up the Far Right in Europe and the US.(tags: democracy eu ukpolitics uspolitics elections russia ) Electing Europe? My colleague @MariellevHeumen on the Dutch elections.(tags: Netherlands elections eu ) Chizhov: Don’t ask me if Russia plans … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 15-03-2017

Accidental Pilish: Unintentionally Constrained Writing in English Literature may I have a drink? – Certainly, Mr. Holmes but I felt a great curiosity to behold And I have a great Objection to firing and a half, a fixed tradition at … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 14-03-2017

InFacts UK shouldn’t have a problem with WTO post-Brexit Sane analysis from an expert (@guruover75).(tags: eu brexit ukpolitics ) Here’s what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Beyoncé 37 of them replied.(tags: ireland beyonce music … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 13-03-2017

Tales from the Coffeeshop: High diplomacy at our ministry of foreign delusions Particularly vicious Cyprus analysis this week.(tags: cyprus ) Danger, Breakdown Ahead! It can happen to any of us.(tags: psychology work ) Breaking Down the Father on BBC Being … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 12-03-2017

Next Prime Minister: Gus O’Donnell at 250/1? An intriguing thought!(tags: ukpolitics ) Monroe v Hopkins (PDF) Ends with nice three-page summary of how Twitter works.(tags: law twitter ) The Making of Future Man James Gleick on Hugo Gernsback, the Hugo … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 11-03-2017

Theresa May’s Brexit poker face What happened re the U.K. in Brussels yesterday.(tags: eu ukpolitics brexit ) Hungary’s actions speak louder than words @ncjcampbell on Órban’s war on NGOs.(tags: hungary democracy ) Irish lost in translation The European Parliament needs … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 10-03-2017

The White Paper on the Future of the EU: Which Way Forward for EU-27? My colleague @AnnalauraGallo on the EU’s future.(tags: eu ) International Women’s Day @SuzanneFGill on how the legal profession has changed – and must keep changing.(tags: sexandgenderandsexuality … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 09-03-2017

Northern Ireland: Did the centre hold? @nickjbarlow quotes me, so he must be right.(tags: Northernireland ) BBC: We should thank Buffy for today’s ‘Golden Age’ of television Indeed!(tags: tv buffy sf ) Rabbit hole leads to 700-year-old Knights Templar cave … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 08-03-2017

What conspiracy theories can tell us about politics in Greece “When assessing a populist government, it’s always hard to tell whether it’s just incompetence or dark designs.”(tags: politics Greece ) Brexit is (maybe) the ruin of Irish whiskey …and much … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 07-03-2017

The Road Goes On—The Making of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Silmarillion’ In brief.(tags: Tolkien Sf ) Legion of Regrettable Supervillains’ comic bad guys Whoops.(tags: comics )

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Interesting Links for 06-03-2017

EU Top Legal Expert Knocks Down Lords Report on Brexit Payment You gotta pay your dues.(tags: ukpolitics eu brexit ) The Death of M*A*S*H’s Col. Henry Blake Truth almost as good as myth.(tags: tv ) Eurozone economy overtakes UK as … Continue reading

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Sunday reading

Current Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (a chapter a month) A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth Short Trips: Snapshots, ed. Joseph Lidster Last books finished Based On The Popular TV Serial, by Paul Smith Occupy Me, by Tricia … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 05-03-2017

Fury as government confirms plan to axe housing benefit for young people Tories continue war on the poor.(tags: ukpolitics ) Do the Koreas Speak the Same Language? Mostly but not entirely.(tags: languages korea ) NI Assembly: imminent prospect of Brexit … Continue reading

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My television appearances today and tomorrow – #AE17 Northern Ireland Assembly election

I am participating in today’s BBC coverage of yesterday’s Northern Ireland Assembly election (votes here are counted over the two days after the vote). It looks like the results will be much more interesting than I had anticipated – turnout … Continue reading

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Interesting Links for 01-03-2017

A potted history of EU referendums More complex than is usually remembered.(tags: eu ) Brexit: Nissan may ‘adjust’ its UK business, potentially putting 7,000 jobs at risk #takingbackcontrol(tags: brexit ukpolitics eu )

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