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“Ni**er in the Woodpile” and Other Racist Parliamentary Anomalies

There has been recent controversy in the United Kingdom regarding the use of the term “ni**er in the woodpile” being used in parliament by Newton Abbey MP Anne Marie Morris. Aside from being a highly bizarre and unusual term to use in the 21st century, Morris had used the idiom to describe the threat of leaving the European Union with a trade deal at a launch of a report into the Britain’s financial sector. But what does this term actually mean?
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Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen Charged with Misappropriating 5 Million Euros

Marine Le Pen, the far-right former presidential candidate and current member of the French parliament is being charged over a financial scandal. French investigators have already opened a case, with a probe into allegations that Marine Le Pen and her party, the National Front, have illegally claimed five million euros from the European Parliament to pay for work done by the National Front in France. Read more

Meet the Greeks

Wake up! Damn it; I hit the snooze button too many times. It’s 8! I am already sweating… of course. It’s June; I need a cold bath immediately. Let’s open the windows first. Oh yes, there’s Athens, Greece. You can hear the traffic, see the endless cityscape filled with buildings. When I moved here, I always thought I would be able to see the Parthenon every day. Instead, I see Mrs. Mary from next door watering her flowers. ‘Good morning!’.
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Gibraltar: Spain Vs. Britain

Against the backdrop of the questions regarding Gibraltar and its appearance once more after Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (Brexit) of last year’s vote; The Telegraph reported that Spain seems to want the territory for itself, since the mountain geographically connects with it.
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Electoral Reform in the UK

Let us start with the assumption that the case for reform has been made. Anyone who denies that now can surely only be doing so because they have a vested interest in the status quo. I will leave you, dear reader, to work out who that might be.
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