Monthly Archives: June 2015

Un-hospitality, global refugee movements, and the EU referendum: reflections on UK politics from a taxpayer without the right to vote on the future

Today, 20 June, is World Refugee Day 2015. It coincides with the day of a huge anti-austerity demonstration in London that is rather narrowly concerned with the politics on the British isles – a politics that on the whole seems … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Wind turbines and a wink at human rights: Angela Merkel welcomes al-Sisi

Quite unprecedented scenes took place at a German press conference on Wednesday 3 June when Angela Merkel and her foreign visitor, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, appeared in front of the media. Already a first glance at the various media … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments