The EU, the UK, and the ‘Perhaps We’ll Brexit’ Referendum

Should we Brexit? Perspective of a British Millennial living in Europe—you might be surprised

How is it that only a year ago we were celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta—the first constitutional document recording the agreement of the ruler to be accountable under the law or be removed from the throne, the document that influenced many freedom-advocating constitutions around the world, the document that has come to represent opposition to the unrestrained and autocratic use of authority—and now we are seriously considering letting a set of people, who haven’t been voted in by the UK’s public, continue to hold an increasing amount of power over our lives—power that, to me, looks mostly unrestrained and autocratic—? Continue reading “The EU, the UK, and the ‘Perhaps We’ll Brexit’ Referendum”

My Own Reverse Brexit

Snow clings to the pines beneath a blue sky as dusted field after dusted field flashes past the coach window. It’s beautiful, Sweden. Last time I was on this coach, in October, this enchanting landscape and the promise of free Wi-Fi led me and Joe to squeal with delight about our discovery (thanks Google) that wolves, lynx and bears could be lurking beyond these trees.

“This says brown bears don’t attack people!”

“Wow! A wolverine’s a real animal!”

But this time, I’m on my own. And the excitement I felt by seeing a new storybook land for the first time is now replaced by the sober realisation that this storybook land is now my home. This is my own reverse Brexit—to Europe. Continue reading “My Own Reverse Brexit”