The Euro Deal: EU’s Closer Integration; UK’s Isolation

Summits. With all the fanfare and hours of squabbling, you have to give it to the European Union. They do it best and they do it often. With the gruelling negotiations on addressing the looming Euro tragedy one can’t help but as why oh why must the EU’s answer to everything be to call a … Continue reading

Swiss Scientists Prove Durability of Quantum Network, So what?

So, probably you’ve already heard–most probably not. The Institute of Physics and the New Journal of Physics recently released a paper on the long term performance of the SwissQuantumat CERN on field environment. And since I have taken the ambitious task of making all this technical stuff understandable to the average reader, I decided to try and write in … Continue reading

Should the UK join the EU Monetary Union?

When the single currency was introduced in 1999, eleven out of the fifteen European states joined the EMU. The UK however, one of the largest economies in the Union, declined to participate. The choice of whether or not joining the Euro zone was a fiercely contested issue in Britain with the government and business circles … Continue reading

The necessity of the Brownian downfall

“27 June 2007, the day when the skies darkened and the country went to the dogs! (…) Tony Blair’s far better than anyone else in politics today.” My friend John Rentoul hit the mark in today’s Independent. There is no one quite like Tony Blair. He’s in a class of his own, not a mere … Continue reading

More Summits: The EU Solution

Why oh why must the EU’s answer to everything be to call a pow-wow at which they can take yet another group picture to set on their mantelpieces? No wonder capitals around the world are thinking that the EU is just about huff and puff.

Why I placed that Ban Blair-Baiting ad

by Stan Rosenthal The hate-speech directed at Blair must be countered “Bliar is a war criminal and should be tried and executed – let’s bring back castration, disembowelling, hanging, and quartering since he is also a traitor.” This is a more extreme example of the sort of hate-speech being incessantly directed at our former Prime … Continue reading

Yulia Tymoshenko: Princess of the Orange Revolution

Like they say in Ukraine: You can’t stop her in any normal political way. You can’t beat her on TV, you can’t out-argue her on the town square. If she had more biological time on earth, she’d become president of the Ukraine, president of the EU, president of the U.S. The only thing that can stop her is Tymoshenko herself.