solving britain s everyday crappiness the sheer run down quality of public life in the uk means increasing pro
Solving Britain's everyday crappiness - the sheer run-down quality of public life in the UK - means increasing productivity, which means more concerted institutions, which means more political consensus, which means bringing the Christian-social democrat tradition to the UK.
the christian social democrat tradition underpins the high living and civic standards of germany netherlands d
The Christian-social democrat tradition underpins the high living and civic standards of Germany, Netherlands, Denmark etc. This success relies on a kind of productive social consensus that neither Labour nor Tory tribes in Britain understand. Hence Britain's everyday crappiness.
britain s tragedy is that its public services and civic spaces are horribly run down but the resulting misery
Britain's tragedy is that its public services and civic spaces are horribly run-down but the resulting misery has flowed not into support for German/Nordic-style Christian- or social-democracy but into support for authoritarian hucksters of left (Corbyn) and right (Brexiteers). https://t.co/M9x47W33WU
7 7 macron s shopping list of new agencies chimes with mario draghi s argument that common institutions over c
7/7. Macron's shopping list of new agencies chimes with Mario Draghi's argument that common institutions (over common rules) are key to solving Europe's problems. A contrast with German-preferred intergovernmentalism & an important fault line in debates about EU's future. [ENDS]
6 no mention of the euro has macron given up on his grand plans for reforming the single currency or does he i
6. No mention of the euro. Has Macron given up on his grand plans for reforming the single currency? Or does he intend to resurrect them after the election? In any case, don't expect much on this during the campaign.
an annual london peterborough season ticket now costs 7864 in germany you can buy an annual bahncard 100 provi
An annual London-Peterborough season ticket now costs £7,864. In Germany you can buy an annual BahnCard 100, providing travel on *every train in the country*, for less than half that (€4,270, or £3,797).
1 crime in germany hit a 30 year low in march 2 merkel remains the most popular politician in germany 3 afd fl
1. Crime in Germany hit a 30-year low in March 2. Merkel remains the most popular politician in Germany 3. AfD flat on pre-election polling; pro-immigration Greens up 4. Trump-lite strategy has seen CSU fall in polls 5. 2/3 Germans consider it "pure electioneering" Otherwise: 👍 https://t.co/D1MEsKyLMC
brexit is a human tragedy lost jobs lost prospects and not a few lives brits in the eu europeans in the uk gen
Brexit is a human tragedy. Lost jobs, lost prospects and not a few lives (Brits in the EU, Europeans in the UK) genuinely wrecked. And all for a fantasy vision of an absolute, unlimited, all-or-nothing sovereignty that never existed and never will exist.