Little Europe

11th August 2017 I went out for dinner with a group of Italians living in London. Naturally for pizza. The Italians came from across their country: Lombardy, Puglia, Piemonte, Venice, Naples, Rome. It had me thinking about Italy’s regions, languages and peoples. Lombardy and Veneto recently voted for grater autonomy from Italy, adding to independence…

‘Happy’ Birthday

25th March 2017 The European project was begun in earnest 60 years ago today. But the festivities today will be rather muted. As we march through London today, I hope it will be seen as a pro-EU demonstration but cannot ignore its antipathy to out governments apparent negotiating strategy. Let’s suffice today with a brain…