Tag: Europe

Out Of (Goose)Step..?

Once a model Social Democrat community where the poor in Germany’s Weimar Republic found help and support, the small town of Freital, just south of Dresden, has become a byword for German racism and intolerance. Replacing those old bywords like…

Gettin’ ‘Em Young…

It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life. The maternity package – a gift from the government – is…

Face It: You’re Bought And Paid For…

….so why should anyone pay the slightest attention to your opinion? Ukip’s recent rise in popularity and the increased fervour behind talks of an EU referendum has placed the matter of the UK’s future within Europe at the forefront of…

Actually, You’ll Find It Really IS A ‘Badge Of Honour’…

Joshua Rozenburg whines about the prisoner vote issue, though not for the reasons you might expect: The prime minister’s announcement that “prisoners are not getting the vote under this government” is profoundly depressing. I say that not because I have…

You Can’t Argue With Success….

Yet more #firstworldproblems: The debut of Lego Friends, featuring a more prominent use of pink than your typical Lego fan would be used to, drew criticism from some consumer groups who said it would reinforce gender stereotypes. As well as…