Tag Archives: France

Hypocrisy and international relations – plus ca change

Of course it was great there was international representation in Paris a week ago to mourn the victims of the terrorist atrocities and by extension, uphold the right of people – whoever, wherever – to exercise free speech. But like … Continue reading

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Another Marriage of Convenience?

What is it about world politics that it always plays out as a soap opera? Are the stakes and implications so immense when a situation like Syria arises that – in order to get our heads round it – we … Continue reading

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Dead familiar?

  Well, there you go. C’est fini – for now. Did you stick with it for the full eight weeks? Was it a grand passion or rather un amour fou? And are you going to let the Returned back into … Continue reading

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Vive la meme chose!

How ironic that I chose to end my last post – all about hatred, intolerance and distrust of people ‘not like ourselves’ – with the French phrase: Vive la difference! Because what happened the very next day in the land … Continue reading

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