The media (and the current POTUS) sat up and noticed when Donald Trump gave up his Twitter account before the election. Trump is a proficient Twitter user. He’s had high-profile spats, and used social media to chastise the press, even after he became President-elect. Those who follow @realDonaldTrump may have noticed a difference in the tone and wording
I want to send love and solidarity to my American friends who voted against Donald Trump. Most of them did, just as most of my British (and Commonwealth) friends voted to Remain in June. Today, I see the same emotions among my American friends as I did after the referendum. There’s a sense of disbelief and horror.
Marmite is offering loyal fans the chance to personalise your own jar. If you type a swear word, it comes up on the label as asterisks, and triggers a profanity warning. Exactly the same thing happens when you try using the word ‘Brexit’. To the developer who did this: huge props. It gave me a good laugh this morning.
My friend Archie died in September, having been diagnosed with a rare tumor a few months before. Before Archie’s memorial service, I’d spent about two weeks organising photos of his handsome face and figured I was pretty well prepared for a funeral. I had gone through the darkness and the shock. I would be fine on the
I wanted to share a cross-section of the emails I’ve received about my original blog. I’ve removed any details that could identify the authors, which means some are shorter than the original emails I received. If you’re quoted, and you’d rather I remove your comments, just drop me a line. “Let’s be happy and move on” I’m sorry we took
Last Friday, after the referendum results were announced, I registered as an e-resident of Estonia. It’s not what I planned to do that day, that’s for sure. My main motivation for becoming an e-resident was to give me an option to keep part of my company in the EU. This could offer some benefits, like having
How was Vote Leave allowed to walk more than 70 million people off a cliff without a parachute, while quietly deleting all of its campaign promises from its website? Why is Boris Johnson’s Telegraph column his only meaningful response to the crisis we are in? Is it OK that he gets paid £5,000 a week for communicating with the public
My Brexit blog has received an overwhelming number of visits, and I’ve received lots of emails about it. (One reader pointed out that “at least we are not dead”, which is certainly a straw worth clutching at.) Before I post again, just a few points: It’s just a blog. If you need someone to insult, plenty of politicians are fair
If I finished last in a race, then blamed my running shoes, that would make me a sore loser. If I finish last in a race when the other runners have a head start, that doesn’t make me a sore loser. If someone lies to win a vote, and then backtracks on those lies as soon as
On Friday morning, I was given notice that my EU citizenship will be taken away. The house in the sun – the one that I planned to retire to – is no longer for sale. My 2-year-old son will no longer be allowed to move freely through the EU when he grows up, as I was fortunate enough