Thomas Kielinger 9 February 2019 9:00 AM 9 February 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp What can the EU do to help the Britons out of their Brexit quagmire? Until very recently, the answer would have been ‘little, if anything’. There is a deal on the table, which Theresa May herself pronounced to be non-negotiable. Well, parliament directed her — and by implication, the EU — to think again and to reconsider the vexed question of the Irish backstop. Does anybody on either side of the channel really want to wreck the future relationship between the UK and the EU over the unsolved issue of the Irish border, as well as risk creating renewed enmity along it? God forbid. The EU’s reluctance to come forward with a compromise is of course rooted in the inability of Europeans to understand the existential drive behind the British wish to leave in the first place. They simply can’t conceive of their British … [Read more...] about Europeans can’t understand the existential drive behind the British wish to leave the EU
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James Delingpole 9 February 2019 9:00 AM 9 February 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Some medical experts claim that Lyme disease is worse than cancer. It’s not a competition, but I do know one thing: at least if you’ve got the Big C you get sympathy, understanding and prompt treatment. With Lyme you’re pretty much on your own. This isn’t a plea for public sympathy. I’ve had Lyme for God knows how long — decades possibly — and though it has disrupted my health and my life in myriad weird, torturous and sometimes hideous ways, I still consider myself one of the fortunate ones. First, it hasn’t killed me; second, I’ve had some state-of-the-art stem cell treatment which with luck will eventually cure me. But it’s definitely not a condition I’d recommend. It starts, as you probably know, with a bite from an infected tick. These are everywhere — the Scottish … [Read more...] about Arthritis, nerve pain and chronic fatigue: my life with Lyme disease
0 Post a comment Thursday, 13 December 2018 - Business Since Kaitlin Slack was born at the Jane Crookall Maternity unit at 10.18pm on December 31, 1999, a series of world-changing events have taken place. Twin Towers, the War on Terror, the election of the first black president of the United States and the emergence of social media, to name but a few.The people who have grown up alongside these changes are now starting to enter the workforce. Kaitlin is one of them. So, what can we expect to see? Well, according to industry research [and without wanting to generalise], the Gen Zers are thought to be more resilient than their Millennial predecessors.They are also said to be less brand-conscious and more prudent with their money.A force to be reckoned with? Very much so, if Kaitlin Slack is anything to go on.She went to Scoill Vallajeelt and Ballakermeen High School. After finishing her A Levels last May, the 18-year-old from Douglas hit a fork in the road - should she go to … [Read more...] about Born under a lucky star?
Three decades after the demise of telegrams, voiceless communication is on the rise again. Bruce Munro talks to telegraph workers about communications before telephones triumphed, chats to Snapchatters who constantly communicate but rarely call, and asks, is it OK that we are going back to a future of less talking? TWO men sit, framed by the large lounge window of a pristine, mid-century, brick and tile, Dunedin beach suburb home. The older of the pair, Iain Graham, the host, is a sprightly nonagenarian. Graham began his telegraph career in Dunedin the year after World War 2 began. "The changes since I started as a telegram delivery boy ... you just can't credit it,'' he says. Facing him, Graeme Reid, who at 69 is 25 years his junior, nods as he holds a smartphone in one hand. "There's more computing power in this than there was in the whole moon landing. And you carry it around in your pocket. It's just unbelievable,'' Reid, also a former telegraph worker, says. In 1969, when … [Read more...] about Making connections