Tag: Europe

“You’re the cream in my coffee…”

A London train station worker has admitted spiking her supervisor’s coffee with cleaning fluid in the midst of a feud. Aurora Iacomi, 31, poured the liquid into the victim’s flask in the staff room at Fenchurch Street railway station on…

Buon Lavoro, Italia!

Italy has rejected a record 24,800 asylum applications in the last four months, and aid groups say hardline policies introduced by the rightwing populist government are beginning to have a devastating effect on migrants in the country. The rejections were…

Italy Believes In Consequences…

A couple who flew to Italy for a family wedding were ‘held hostage‘ and forced to take out a €4,000 (£3528) loan when they accidentally damaged a marquee. ‘Accidentally’..? How? Their ordeal started when Jack, 24, threw sparklers over a…

They Came, They Saw…

…they said ‘No thanks. This isn’t for us’. And the progressives are stumped: Aleks Szczerbiak, a professor of politics at the University of Sussex, said: “It was long assumed that young Poles would come to the west and become more…

Fine, Heathrow’s Thataway…

…don’t let the departure lounge door hit you in the arse. I think we’ll be able to manage quite well without the services of a … … wait, what is it you do again? Ah. Yes, I think we can…

But…But…But My Cheap Labour Force!

The impact of the EU referendum on recruitment in catering, farming and the NHS has already been well documented. Now spare a thought for celebrity dog owners — who are facing a shortage of canine groomers. Oh noes! Calamity! Won’t…

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

…well, then it’s just time to give up! Mihal Dobrev, 37, of East Hanningfield Road, Rettendon, was charged with murdering Denis Petkov just before midnight on Saturday, March 11. He had denied the charge at a previous court hearing. However,…

Voices From A Doomed Society…

Several hundred Swedes have joined Islamic State militants in recent years, making the country second only to Belgium as a source of European recruits to the “caliphate”. “I can understand why people are asking whether Sweden has been too open,…

Interesting Times Ahead….

…and Denmark seems to be a bellwether: Nearly a year after the influx of migrants into Europe reached its peak, the repercussions can now be felt in thousands of classrooms across the continent as a new school year begins. Whereas…

Insufficiently Progressive…

From vitello tonnato – veal with tuna sauce – to beef braised in the Piedmont region’s most famous red wine, brasato al Barolo, meat dishes have been central to the food tradition of northern Italy for centuries. But Chiara Appendino,…

Well, That Should Settle It!

If the likes of Miqdaad Versi is for Remain, I’m for Brexit! Among British Muslims, I hear a range of views on the European referendum: many seem to be apathetic, some want Britain to remain in the EU and a…