By John Malcolm Watts - 14. 01. 2019

As Liberal western democracy crumbles, exemplified by the demise of parliament in the UK, the reigning in of Macron in France and Germany’s slide into coalition pantomime; the internet domination marches on.

By John Malcolm Watts - 5. 10. 2017

I was in Hamburg on the day of the elections. I watched the results come in with a girlfriend on her television. She is a green voter appalled to see the high proportion of seats won by the AfD. It was hardly a surprise. The result was symbolic of the breakdown of the old style binary parliamentary structures of Western European democracies that have been around for a century.

By John Malcolm Watts - 11. 04. 2017

Sitting in my favourite local café listening to Bob Dylans ‘It’s A Hard Rains Gonna Fall’ reminded me of the fundamental changes that have occurred since Great Britain had its first referendum on European membership. In the 70s there were no cafes serving ten different types of coffee to a clientele almost exclusively glued to laptop screens, running their businesses from flat white to cappuccino.

By John Malcolm Watts - 18. 06. 2016

There have been fundamental changes that have occurred since Great Britain had its first referendum on European membership. In the 70s there were no cafes serving ten different types of coffee to a clientele almost exclusively glued to laptop screens, running their businesses from flat white to cappuccino.

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