• Cubist diplomacy

    Cubist diplomacy0

    With just a year to go to Brexit, a fractured political landscape is littered with challenges and risks – but opportunities too. In Cubist artwork, a familiar object is analysed in close detail before being broken up and reassembled in abstracted form that might, at first blush, appear unrecognisable. Instead of depicting a model or

  • One Year Before Brexit

    One Year Before Brexit0

    Ministerial statement by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo At midnight last night we were exactly one year from leaving the European Union. We will leave with the United Kingdom. We will leave despite the overwhelming choice we made in the referendum to remain in the EU. Because we all know that our deep relationship with the

  • #Miscellanea: Cultural Cringe

    #Miscellanea: Cultural Cringe0

    It was 2005 and I found myself in Mumbai. I had only been in India for a few weeks and I was still grappling with a bad case of culture shock. One evening I attended a function at the British Deputy High Commission and I was introduced to a British Asian guy. We were talking

  • Gibraltar NASUWT statement

    Gibraltar NASUWT statement0

    Gibraltar NASUWT believes that it is very important for all stakeholders in our education system to be fully aware of the concerns that many teachers and indeed the Union have about the changes to education that are set to be implemented by the current administration. The Union recently highlighted the lack of consultation of teachers

  • #Miscellanea: Llanitos in Oxford Street

    #Miscellanea: Llanitos in Oxford Street0

    I was walking down Oxford Street in London a few days ago when I suddenly heard the words ring out behind me: Que frio hace no, Charlie? No dihieron ayé en el televishon que hoy no iva ze tanto frio? Instantly, without a moment’s hesitation, I knew that the person speaking those words had to

  • #ThinkingAllowed: ‘Ageing’ Casemates in need of a facelift

    #ThinkingAllowed: ‘Ageing’ Casemates in need of a facelift0

    Don’t you find there are some people who always look the same and others who you suddenly think have aged? I tend to think the latter normally happens when you have not seen someone in a while. Just like when you see something day to day you miss it’s changing. It’s what has happened to