A good tool to put differences aside rationally is the Deming Cycle ( ). With regard to the consequences of the #Brexit, applying »plan–do–check–act« is the least you have to do if you don't want to deliberately do harm to the citizens of your country.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 1, 2019


(I know that the Brexit discourse is largely irrational. I keep trying nevertheless.)

European Fireworks

@SadiqKhan⁩ busting some moves

— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) January 1, 2019


I also liked the Queens hat (June 2017).

She means it.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 1, 2019


Would Julia Hartley-Brewer have complained about the Queen too?

How about calming down? That helps to rethink.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 1, 2019

Heroic Failure

On 2019-03-09 I saw this tweet:

Regardless of his politics, this rant from George Galloway says so much about Brexit. Nostalgia for lost youth and sentimentalism about the past mixed with nationalistic hubris.

"I want Britain to be what it was in the Swinging 60s – when we were something!"

— Property Spotter (@PropertySpot) March 9, 2019


I posted this on 2018-12-30: About Fintan O’Toole’s book:

If you havent read ‘Heroic Failure’ yet, my review may help you:

— Lila Haines (@LilaEilis) December 17, 2018

Выбор помощника

This is not explicitely about Europe, but Russian hacks already had been affecting Europe, e.g. interfering with the 2016 Brexit referendum. The European elections are coming. The hacks won’t stop.

Trump, Putin, and the Big Hack

By David Remnick
January 6, 2017

[…] A declassified report concluded that Putin ordered a campaign of covert operations, from defamatory “fake news” articles about Clinton to the hack itself. […]

[…] Like many nationalist politicians in Europe, Trump has made plain his admiration for Putin, complimenting the Russian leader’s “great control over his country,” while at the same time failing to address the reality that Putin’s regime has instituted wholesale censorship of television, increased repressive measures on ordinary citizens, and unleashed his forces in Ukraine and Syria. (Putin, of course, discounts criticism of his policies as Western hypocrisy and points to everything from the invasion of Iraq, which he opposed, to the eastward expansion of NATO, which he sees as an aggressive act.) […]

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