Ireland Draws the First Line

Ireland’s PM, Enda Kenny, stated that he won’t sign off on a deal that includes a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland (presumably due to fear of renewed hostilities…

I’m giving away my Basic Income book

I released Part I of my series on Brexit this week. To celebrate, I’ve made my recent basic income book¬†free through March 20. (It covers the “why” of basic incomes…

Is the Article 50 negotiation window down to 17 months?

Article 50 negotiation window

Article 50, the bit of EU law that allows members to leave the union, allows for a 24 month negotiating period. Thus any country that triggers the clause has a…

Scotland Will Not Go Gentle

Scotland is not a willing participant in Theresa May’s Brexit plans. The country had the highest portion of Remain votes of any region in the UK with 62% of the…

Is the WTO a Good Brexit Safety Net for the UK?

I’m wrapping up a book “Keep Calm and Brexit On?” that I’ll be publishing in multiple installments. The first one, “It’s Not Dead Yet” opens the book with the usual…

March 13 Bangkok Stammtisch: Owen Jones meets Rutger Bregman

Tonight’s the night (March 13, 2017) for the monthly Bangkok Stammtisch for RSA members and friends. As part of our meetup, we’re planning to discuss Owen Jones’ interview of Rutger…