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Postcards from Berlin 2 – The Bundestag

Postcards from Berlin 2 – The Bundestag

20 May, '100 Comments

My friend Lucien Koch gave us a quick physical and informational tour of the German Parliament’s buildings in Berlin.

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Elections fever warming up

Elections fever warming up

22 Nov, '093 Comments

The GDN this morning carried a piece stating that 8 women will be contesting the parliamentary and municipal elections in Bahrain in 2010. I hope they all get in. I’m convinced that they will do a much better job than the current crop of MPs and councillors whose vision, for the most part, is to turn this country into another Afghanistan, Iran or another flavour of religious/sectarian extremism.

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The pompousity of a useful fool

The pompousity of a useful fool

4 Aug, '0810 Comments

MP Al-Saidi says he notices double standards in Britain’s foreign policy towards the Kingdom of Bahrain and its people. He pointed out: “At a time when the British Government says it is eager to reinforce the relations between Manama and London, we notice that it disregards the fact that those with whom it meets violate […]

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Collective punishments

Collective punishments

27 May, '0826 Comments

There are a few things that suggest that our society is in a desperate state. The indicators are probably best exemplified by the exclusionary standards our parliamentarians and their electorate take. Both are quick to condemn whole peoples, nations and even civilizations due to isolated incidents without taking one second to reflect on our own […]

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MReport S01E20 – Parliamentary Shenanigans

MReport S01E20 – Parliamentary Shenanigans

14 May, '084 Comments

The last session of parliament before they broke for a 5 month paid holiday didn’t disappoint. They went after each other’s throats and behaved as they usually do. Like monkeys, some would say.

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