Brexit +2: Where are we now?

Two years ago today, we were in a quiet, old-fashioned bar in Amsterdam. At some point in the evening the house cat jumped up onto my lap. “He never does that normally”, his owner remarked as he set down our drinks. “He must like you”. Some hours later midnight came and went and Amsterdam night … More Brexit +2: Where are we now?

The politics of lies – recommended reading and listening

Sometimes it’s difficult to take a look at our own lives and discern where our story is heading. That’s when it helps to have the advice of good friends – those who have enough distance to see the patterns and trends, but are also close enough that they understand and care. This month Britain’s friends … More The politics of lies – recommended reading and listening

Boris Johnson lacks Irish ambition on language learning, but you don’t need him – start learning a language anyway

Whilst it would be great if the British PM was being as ambitious as the Taoiseach about language learning, we don’t need his or anybody else’s permission to set out on this path ourselves. If he won’t do it for the country as a whole, we can at least do it for ourselves. … More Boris Johnson lacks Irish ambition on language learning, but you don’t need him – start learning a language anyway