But assuming that no hard border was put in place between the two, would a reversion to WTO rules have as much of a negative economic and social impact on the region, as many of the pro remain factions in Westminster within the Labour Party in particular, seem to so desperately believe. Sputnik spoke with Adam Garrie, geopolitical analyst and director at Eurasia Future for more… Sputnik: Would a no deal Brexit be as bad as many claim, and do you think that it is a realistic possibility? Adam Garrie: A no deal Brexit is not only not a bad thing, but it’s what people voted for. When one votes to leave an organisation; it means you leave every part of that organisation. © AFP 2019 / ‘Delay Means Corbyn’: Boris Johnson to Launch Campaign With Vow to Deliver Brexit It’s a bit like a divorce, saying that you’re not going to live with the ex-wife, but you get to see her every night when you’re feeling in a certain mood. Real life … [Read more...] about No Deal Brexit ‘Not a Bad Thing’
Bad things happen in threes
With the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” commencing, I imagine most fans are harboring hopes that things will turn out well for the remaining heroes in Westeros.A large part of me hopes for the same. But a different part of me – the part that researches the political effects of entertainment – is pulling for a final season that is as brutally unjust as the first five seasons of the series. It wants the White Walkers to overrun the North and kill Jon Snow and Daenerys, or Cersei to betray the heroes after they battle the army of the dead, leaving no opposition to her claim to the Iron Throne.A study I recently conducted with some students on “Game of Thrones” colored my views on unhappy endings, revealing that perhaps television series and movies need more of them.Do good things happen to good people?People prefer stories with happy endings. For this reason, most stories developed for mass audiences – whether they’re books, … [Read more...] about Why a Game of Thrones happy ending would be bad for society
And then try your hand at some of these amazing events happening across the region: FREE: The Bad Mama Jammas, Preston, Friday, April 12 Louise Spiteri is a vocalist with a rich and delicious sound. Couple her with guitarist John Mcalpine, who provides the musical arrangements, and add a dash of Matt Mcnicholas on drums and Norm Helm on bass, and you have the unforgettable Bad Mama Jammas. The Bad Mama Jammas span the music genres and re-imagine classic songs, creating fresh, funked up vibes. And you can catch them at Vinyl Tap on Adelphi Street. The music starts at 9pm and admission is free.PAID: Beauty and the Beast, Blackpool, Friday, April 12 until Sunday, April 14Joseph Purdy Productions are making their at Blackpool North Pier Theatre debut this Easter with a tale that’s as old as time, Beauty and the Beast. Join Potty Polly, Silly Willy and evil Gaston in this enchanting pantomime adventure, as they take you on a truly magical Easter adventure with glittering sets, … [Read more...] about Make music your thing this week with The Bad Mama Jammas in Preston
0 Have your say Craig Levein has accused the SFA compliance officer Clare Whyte of giving Scottish football a bad name by being too quick to punish players for showing passion. The Hearts manager said he was concerned that the game was being “sanitised”.Levein spoke out after player confrontations on the pitch last weekend saw notices of complaint issued to Hearts, Aberdeen, Rangers and Celtic, despite referees issuing red and yellow cards at the time. Rangers manager Steven Gerrard was also cited for misconduct after the Old Firm derby and Celtic captain Scott Brown faces a disciplinary hearing for his post-match celebrations of his side’s 2-1 win.But Levein believes that unnecessary interventions are painting an unfair picture and threatening to douse the passion and competitiveness the Scottish leagues are renowned for.“It’s almost like the compliance officer is trying to make Scottish football look bad. I don’t know why … [Read more...] about Craig Levein: Is compliance officer trying to make Scottish football look bad?
Hearts boss Craig Levein last night told SFA compliance officer Clare Whyte she is responsible for giving Scottish football a bad name - not the players. Levein is stunned that both his club and Aberdeen have both been hit with a notice of complaint over last weekend's second half melee that saw four rival players being booked by referee John Beaton. Whyte has also pulled up Celtic and Rangers for failing to control their respective teams in the ill-tempered Old Firm tussle, while Hoops captain Scott Brown has been cited over his celebrations. Hearts and Hibs both successfully fought against a breach of disciplinary rule 204 ‘where three or more players are involved in a confrontation with the opposing team’ following last October’s tussle at Tynecastle. And as Levein prepares to host rivals Hibs today for what is sure to be another rip-snorting derby, the ex-Scotland boss insists Whyte has needlessly brought negativity on the game north of the border by getting … [Read more...] about Craig Levein slams Clare Whyte and insists she’s giving game a bad name