Amidst a very British revolution, Tate stirs nostalgia (or not) for the USSR
May30

Amidst a very British revolution, Tate stirs nostalgia (or not) for the USSR

Bulatov’s steel sculpture, Forward, 2016, outside the Tate Modern south terrace. Photo: Andrew Dunkley/Tate Britain is in the swing of a general election (8 June 2017) billed by some as a revolution, not only because of the contestants’ clashes over ideologically charged prescriptions to the country’s current ills but also due to a looming crisis with the European Union. In comes Tate with its timed intervention, albeit coincidental,...

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Can a Macron effect save UK from Brexit?
May08

Can a Macron effect save UK from Brexit?

Is President-elect Emmanuel Macron of France likely to be a beacon of hope for Britons? As recent polls suggest an increasing number of citizens in the UK see separation from the European Union as a potential disaster of epic proportions that cannot but affect every part of British society, and in more adverse ways than it is possible yet to foresee. Macron’s triumph can affect the Brexit process in various ways, some apparent...

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London confident it can hold post-Brexit pre-eminence
Aug18

London confident it can hold post-Brexit pre-eminence

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is confident the British capital continues to command pre-eminence as a global metropolis despite the setback of a controversial vote to leave the European Union in a June referendum. That pre-eminence, Khan indicated in an address at the launch of an Autumn festival, will be sustained with greater emphasis on London’s allure as a tourism destination cherished by people of all cultures and creeds. The...

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