Voting Leave – expressing an identity crisis?
Brexit / Democracy / European Union / Politics / Uncategorized

Voting Leave – expressing an identity crisis?

Much has already been said about reasons people have voted to leave the European Union – the age gap, the frustration of marginalized working people or those living in rural areas, the anger and disappointment with the Westminster establishment all parties did not seem to address properly. But as a foreign born British resident (an … Continue reading

Hypocrite, Liar, Brexiteer vs. Phlegmatic, Waverer, Remainer
Democracy / Politics / Society

Hypocrite, Liar, Brexiteer vs. Phlegmatic, Waverer, Remainer

Brexiteer, n.: A person who supports Great Britain leaving the European Union. B. are easily distinguishable as their language involves the frequent use of subjunctives (example: “If Britain leaves the EU we could…”) and racist language (example: “Immigrants are ruining the NHS”). B. are also characterised by little knowledge or deliberate self-denial of knowledge about … Continue reading

From Hitler to Adenauer – The Western German Secret Services 1945 to 1956
History

From Hitler to Adenauer – The Western German Secret Services 1945 to 1956

In the Nazi Reich’s last days, in early April 1945, a group of German officers met in Bad Elster in Saxony. Among them were Generalmajor Reinhard Gehlen, still acting but discharged chief of the Wehrmacht branch “Foreign Armies East”, Lieutenant Colonel Gerhard Wessel, his successor, Lieutenant Colonel Hermann Baun, chief of the Army intelligence on … Continue reading