Something else we seem to be world beating at..

Or at least beating the rest of Europe at… According to the 2020 release of the annual Good Childhood Report from the Children’s Society, children in Romania enjoyed the highest levels of life satisfaction, with 85% feeling positive, Finland was next with 84% and Spain and France were respectively 82% and 80% . The UK… Read more

The barbarians are not at the gate but actually in charge

European ‘Coronavirus’ emergency funding for the arts (approximate figures from various sources) currently stands at: France £6.5bn, Germany £900m, Italy £221m, Spain £68m, Ireland £18m and the UK – NIL. I’m ready to bet that the UK has the largest performing arts sector of any of these countries – indeed that may well be why… Read more

A fond Farewell to the UK from an EU27 Citizen? – part I Origins

Introduction As regular readers of the Blog will have noticed, I am both Irish and a scientist. As such, I often have a different view on things to the average Brit. My University College Dublin (UCD) contemporary, Fintan O’Toole’s analysis of England in his acclaimed book Heroic Failure has been said to deliver a few… Read more