Posts tagged ‘EU’

January 2, 2013

Oops EU Did it Again

paula hamilton

The woman in the 80s Volkswagen Golf advert has a new reason to be angry and throw her pearls off:  women, it seems, are a soft target for the European Union and in my opinion the institution is misogynistic.   The EU ruling, now in force, that women cannot benefit from lower car insurance due to gender discrimination is pathetic since the EU will not come down with such a hammer and with such zeal against companies that do not give equal pay to women.

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July 11, 2012

Beware of Greeks Bearing Racism

An article in today’s New York Times highlights the increasing levels of racist attacks on immigrants inGreece and the relative complacency of politicians, police and the public at large.

In economic downturns, immigrants are always the easy target to vent political inaction and even the local population taking their fair share of responsibility and ‘blame’ for their own phobia against paying taxes and penchant for loans.

Of course it is more newsworthy and scandalous

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September 1, 2011

Cheap Heart


I was a student in the days where we all enjoyed a free university education and graduated without the debt woes of the current geeks.  I am Scottish and I have to say I am pretty ashamed of Scotland’s poor camaraderie with the rest of the UK when it comes to tuition fees. 

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August 10, 2011

Flower Power

Milk thistle to cure hangovers from hell or liquorice for your annoying tickly cough, did you know that many herbal remedies still lack clear safety warnings even though these are regulatory?  The EU passed a rule this year requiring important safety information such as taking the contraceptive pill and

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May 30, 2011

Maltesers Melt Away From Religion

72% of Maltese voted in favour of legalising divorce in a referendum over the weekend, a welcome move towards the 21st Century.  Their prime minister is gutted though as he led the ‘no’ campaign on the majority Catholic island. 

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