Culture

British TV used to be amongst the very best in the world especially in terms of drama, script writing and technical presentation. What happened? We now see drama's shown over consecutive nights with some posted on catch-up ... and some not; sound that moves up and down the 'Richter' scale with annoying regularity and background noises or effects...

Who does Macron represent in all these supposed 'talks' with the political mastermind, Putin? Is he speaking just for France, or the EU ... or, dare we say, the Ukrainians ... and the rest of the world. He might be better off at home preparing himself for the inevitable riots in the streets when everything in France doubles in prices....

"Britain has not kept its word on Brexit" miniature Macron told his admiring audiences in Brussels and Strasbourg recently. The EU must find a 'path of trust with Britain' he says as the current President, hoping it will make the Brits knees wobble a bit. He talks a lot about 'good faith' and all that 'good stuff.' We don't know...

Jaroslaw Kaczynski is the unfortunate chairman of the ruling Polish Law & Justice party. Pegasus is a nasty piece of software developed by the Israelis to allow governments to spy on people through their phones. There seems to be some concern that an EU member ie. Poland, will sink so low ... and what about the European Charter of Human...

Yes, you are right. A good story never dies ... and is this a good one or not? We go back to the ridiculous cost of re-decorating the PM's apartment at No 10 and who actually paid for it. The story moved from accusation, to denial, to enquiry. Now we see an exchange of texts between Boris and a rich...

It is alleged that the slippery Boris is due to be cleared of any wrongdoing in the matter of payments made to re-decorate his No.10 apartment. Johnson told the enquirer, Lord something-or-other, he knew nothing about such payments. The murky world of favours, misdirected 'donations', old school tie cover-ups and outright lies in politics is alive,...

It looks as if the Swiss value their sovereignty more than their trade links with the EU. We understand that the signing of an agreement for the mountaineering brethren to join up with the rest of Europe and become a fully paid up member is some distance away. Since the UK left the EU, the bills have been piling up...

January 1st, 2022 is French ascension-day; that is France takes over the Presidency of the EU for a few months. So, miniature Macron sees this as an opportunity to change a few things with the great motto; Recovery, Belonging and Power! But what does it all mean? Well, 'Recovery' might refer to his dignity, something he lost after acting like...

A quick trip to some selected supermarket stores will give you a clue ... half the customers and a good percentage of staff ... not wearing masks. This is due to the antics of Boris and his crew of fellow public schoolboys and schoolgirls, who somehow regard their birthright to be immunity from anything 'sad' and anything 'bad'. If such...

Can this stalwart of right wing politics end up ruling Italy? Officially he is the Interior Minister but in reality he is the voice of change not only for Italy but possibly the rest of the EU. Will Italy take on a nationalist identity with his push and direction? Some think he very well may disrupt the whole complex world...