Douglas Murray 6 April 2019 9:00 AM 6 April 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Jews, Money, MythJewish Museum, until 7 July Is now a good time to talk about Jews and money? The Jewish Museum in London thinks so, and perhaps it is right. Motifs of Jewish financial chicanery that have never really gone away are back. The internet age has allowed memes about Rothschilds, rootless financiers and other thinly veiled claims of Jewish duplicity to thrive as they haven’t for several generations. A film at the start of this new exhibition at the museum in Camden gives some context, with clips of recent anti-Jewish statements from the likes of Louis Farrakhan and other conspiracy theorists. It also includes Donald Trump talking about ‘elites’ draining power from America, which strikes me as an unfair overclaim about what the contents of this poisonous cauldron really are. As the exhibition states, throughout history there have … [Read more...] about Is now a good time to talk about Jews and money?
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Mullingar writer, Nicole Flattery, begins this debut collection by luring the reader into a belief that, yet again, another Irish wordsmith is tipping their hat to a literary form with one foot in the last century. In the book's opening, eponymous tale, 'Show Them a Good Time', a young woman working in a small-town garage feels utter contempt for her colleagues, who willingly gravitate towards bureaucratic conformity with an enthusiasm that borders on the sadomasochistic. "History was not happening in my town, not to me," the narrator explains in a feisty, rebellious, and cynical tone. So far, so traditional. But just as we expect another stereotypical homage to age-old literary ritual, Flattery's narrator veers left-field into a confusing memory about starring in a lo-fi film with her abusive ex-boyfriend. The small interlude purposely eschews clarity. In fact, the reader is left more confused at the end of this humorous tale than they were at the beginning. This alluring collection … [Read more...] about Review: Postmodern wit smashes age-old tradition in Nicole Flattery’s Show Them A Good Time
The same sense of style has followed down into the restaurant, which, nestled in the heart of St Stephen's Green, serves up to 1,500 people each week. However, given Mr Canny's background in "the rag trade", such style should not come as a surprise. "I started out in London, and it was quite an exciting place," the father of three girls says. Having briefly worked in the insurance business, which he "quickly bored of", Mr Canny found himself drawn towards the East End of London with a younger crew of people in the clothing industry. "I took a load of garments down to Petticoat Lane one afternoon in the early 70s, and I made more money in the two hours than I did in a month at the insurance company. I suddenly found a new industry. "I suppose I was a bit of Del Boy, and I continued with that, it grew into a more organised form, I met a well-known designer for uniforms, and between us we got a range of clothing together," Mr Canny continues. The duo ended up selling into clothing stores … [Read more...] about Taking money off the table during the good times is the recipe for restaurateur’s survival
Poll Raised hands in class of middle school. hxdbzxy Half of people in the East of England would choose a new career if they had their time again, a survey has revealed. Daniel Meston, a maths teacher at Thorpe St Andrew School, made the move into teaching from a career in financial services. Picture: C/O SKV CommunicationsThe study by the Department for Education (DfE) found 48pc of people in the region said they would change their current job – with A quarter (26pc) feeling that their career was more meaningless than it was rewarding.Almost a third (30pc) said they were looking to find a more fulfilling role, 33pc were seeking a job that would be better for their wellbeing, and an equal percentage said they would switch career for a more stable income or better paid role.The DfE surveyed more than 3,000 people for its national Get Into Teaching campaign, which is encouraging more people to make the switch to a job in education.Some 41pc of people in the East of … [Read more...] about Would you make a good teacher? Nearly half of people in the East think they would
FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip stand together with U.S. President Donald Trump and first Lady Melania Trump at the entrance to Blenheim Palace, where they are attending a dinner with specially invited guests and business leaders, near Oxford, Britain, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump might visit Britain in May 2019 after the country’s departure in March from the European Union, the U.S. ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson, said on Monday. Asked whether a state visit promised by Prime Minister Theresa May last year could be rescheduled to coincide with a commemoration of the end of World War Two in May, Johnson told BBC radio: “Between you and me, I think that would be a good time.” Trump visited Britain in July and although it was not a formal state visit after wide public protests, he met Queen Elizabeth. Brexit marks a watershed in Britain’s diplomatic relations … [Read more...] about May would be ‘good time’ for Trump visit to UK after Brexit