Quirky news of the day: A local amateur historian taking a walk in forest near to the Belgian village of Erquelinnes discovered two weeks ago that the stone dating back to 1819 had been moved 2.29 metres (7.5ft). The farmer’s perimeter fence had also been shifted. The Franco-Belgian border, stretching 390 miles (620km), was formally […]
Want to feel small? Watch the earth in action: Amazing photographs here via The Guardian.
Here’s the Brexit cake you ordered, now you’ve got to eat it. At a lunch with EU ambassadors on Wednesday, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is understood to have given a frosty response to the volley of complaints from UK businesses about how difficult it all is, especially the rules […]
Chris Grey notes that the ‘sticking’ points about the neverending saga of the Brexit negotiations is around divergence: It’s also worth noting something about these three sticking points. A key and utterly flawed claim of the Brexiters has been that a trade deal would be easy because the UK was starting from a point of […]
Hogan’s account crumbled and destroyed von der Leyen’s trust says the Irish Times. Classic brass neck. “This kind of behaviour is emblematic of an Ireland that no longer exists,” one official said. Here’s hoping that’s true.
After three and a bit years of watching the UK take a nation-sized gap year finding yourself experience, finally, some sort of conclusion to Brexit. Or at least, a definitive that can be pointed at. Obviously, there’s the negotiations to start on the ‘future relationship’ as it’s being termed. And no country is an island, […]
Toying around with ideas of what Scotland could do to stay in the EU, while also wondering what will happen to Northern Ireland which also voted to ‘remain’, a friend and I ended up considering if the twitter favourite ‘Union of Craic’ would actually work. The idea is that Scotland goes ahead and runs a […]
Jason O’Mahony is on top form, raising scary visages: France is where a Europe of free movement and cooperation and prosperity unknown in this continent’s history could come to an end. The freedom of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania hinges on how the people of Brest and Toulouse vote. If they vote for a woman who […]
And shortly after Theresa May sets a deadline for article 50, sterling continues it’s decline. It’s been lower before of course, but that was the time the world economy nearly burned to the ground. In related news, I’m holding off on any amazon.co.uk purchases to let them get cheaper.