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Macron Président: how France dodged Brexit 3.0

As my country announced centrist outsider Emmanuel Macron as new President, relief was the prominent feeling for me, and no doubt millions across the nation and the world. This is post-2016, a year which saw the rejection of politics as usual materialise into a nasty burn-everything, quasi medieval populism across…

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Freetown Christiania: Copenhagen’s hippie commune

On my recent trip to Copenhagen, I visited Freetown Christiania, the self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood of about 850 residents which covers 34 hectares of the Christianshavn borough. Independent by currency (it has its own, the Løn), laws, flag and even mayor, the area is virtually separated from the rest of the city.…

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#PokémonGoHome, London’s latest brilliant anti-Brexit protest

London’s ability to satirically protest against Brexit hit a new high this week, as posters featuring Pokémon appeared around the city, with captions such as “by 2019 your Pokémon may lose their right to live in the UK” and “just because your #Pokémon is here, doesn’t mean it will stay”. Making the…

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