In the debate leading up to the 2015 General Election, it is noteworthy that of the three significant parties opposing austerity, two are overtly nationalist. To some this seems suspicious as nationalism has always had a reputation as a rather right wing ideology.
What exactly is the essence of Belgium? Far harder to pin down than French chic or English sang-froid, the nation’s uneasy mix of Walloon and Flemish, surreal and down-to-earth, all miraculously held together, is perfectly encapsulated by the Atomium – a giant, futuristic structure on the northern edge of Brussels.
No city is a single place; each one contains others within itself. Some of these divides are obvious – someone who’s lived on the same street for their entire life would struggle to understand the city experienced by a two-day tourist, while a single mother with two jobs might be bewildered by the one […]
Like all great cities, London has its illicit underbelly. Throughout history, it has played host to a parade of villains. From Jonathan Wild to Jack the Ripper, from Adam Worth to the Kray Twins, the misdeeds of these characters are woven through the tapestry of the city’s history.
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