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Deep emotions with (dubbed) “Dunkirk”

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Soldiers from the British Expeditionary Force fire at low flying German aircraft during the Dunkirk evacuation. (Photo: public domain)

“I’m a Brit, so watching the movie in Leipzig was a disturbing experience.”

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Theresa May, the DUP and right-wing extremism

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Opinion piece on Theresa May's proposed deal with the Northern Irish DUP, a far right-wing party, for a coalition government.

The irony of the situation we see today is that the party helping Theresa May fulfil her Brexit promises conforms in several ways to the definition of right-wing extremism from the Verfassungsschutz.

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Manchester: grief, grit and greatness

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The city that’s given us music greats once gave me great comfort, and is also an example of resilience.

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A hopeful letter from a Labour expat

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“Mr. Corbyn is truly the proverbial, yeast-based sandwich spread of British politics – like Marmite, you either love him or hate him. But it’s not the personality at the top, it’s the policies revealed in the Labour manifesto that give me real hope.”

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Orwell: timeless thinker of his own routine?

in Literature/Opinion/Philosophies by
Orwell was also a keen observer of the mundane, which also makes his writing timeless. Photo: public domain

George Orwell’s “prophecies” feeding into “1984” were also (or actually) observations from his daily life in Britain, especially in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

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Keep calm and look up the Queen on Wikipedia

in Culture / Entertainment/Philosophies by
The Queen’s portrait in the backstage area of Moritzbastei, Leipzig. Photo: Maximilian Georg

Everything you wanted to know about the Queen of England, the world’s oldest historical people, and politicians’ candy drawers but were afraid to ask.

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