Last Wednesday, I purposefully moved into the lion's den. As someone who is used to ask all the tough questions about the EU,I expected to manifestly throw myself into quite an adventure when I decided to cover a 'Stop Brexit' march in Luxembourg-City. Little did I know that the excitement to stop this democratic vote wasn't all that large. Upon arrival, the first people who arrived weren't even organisers, which made that at 4.00 pm, when the march was supposed to start, you had just as many journalists present as there were protesters.
Agostina Lorenzini looks nervous as we begin the call on Google Hangout: "Bill, you know I don't like to talk about myself". The humility is unreasonable, as it is for most people who contribute a lot and don't mention their achievements. "The problem with today's society is that stupid people are full of confidence and intelligent people are full of doubt." Don't quote me on that, I just heard it somewhere and liked it.
Ukrainians are two years away from parliamentary and presidential elections. Realising what is at stake, President Petro Poroshenko, whose party holds the parliamentary majority, has started removing his political opponents. On the 26th of July, he deprived the leader of the Movement of New Forces, and former President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, of Ukrainian citizenship without stated reason.
Milton Friedman, whose 105th Birthday we're celebrating today:
Now, that Mexican immigration, over the border, is a good thing. It’s a good thing for the illegal immigrants. It’s a good thing for the United States. It’s a good thing for the citizens of the country. But, it’s only good so long as its illegal.