Viktor Orbán holds keynote speech in Texas at a right wing Republican event with Trump and Farage
Author: Magdalena Williams
Magdalena Williams came to the U.K. from Vienna in 1970 to attend her mother’s wedding and chose to make the U.K. her home. She undertook several career changes until her retirement in 2016 from the then Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She started as a teacher of Hungarian and German to diplomats and finished in the Nigeria Team which was inter alia looking at how to defeat Boko Haram. Before joining the FCO, she worked as a psychologist in hospitals and ran creative therapy workshops in prisons and clinics. Her interest in writing was first raised when she decided to research her family history and leave a record of how her mother, the daughter of a landed gentry family in Hungary fleeing Communism, first to Vienna then Germany, ended up in rural Kent. Magdalena is an ardent Remain campaigner, a Green Party member and she will proudly be forever European.
This is not the Britain the author fell in love with in 1970. Is it still a land of hope?
Social democracy created equality which makes for happier citizens.
Magdalena Williams reviews Timothy Snyder’s book On Tyranny, setting out his rules for recognizing and avoiding the end of democracy.
Do dog owners put the fun of walking their dogs above the responsibility to protect rare wild life?
German Ukraine-Russia politics debated by Timothy Snyder in a podcast by Jagicza Marinić in the series ‘Freiheit Deluxe’
Provisions for Ukrainian refugees in EU countries compared with the UK‘s disappointing visa system.
Vegetarian food for pets is preferable from an ethical aspect and considering the impact of meat farming on climate. But is it good for them?
In October 2020, about 100 000 people took to the streets of Warsaw in a protest against the authorities over the ruling on abortion rights. After protests had been met with heavy-handed police action, sanctioned by the Prime Minister, the UN experts also called on the Polish authorities to respect the rights of men and women protesting against the abortion ruling.
‘Reforms’ in Hungary which restrict the judiciary and the media and civil liberties have caused the EU to trigger a conditionality mechanism.