Multiculturalism vs Assimilation

“… away from multiculturalism and towards assimilation”

Segregation scars parts of Britain, some immigrant groups remain poorly integrated and minorities within them are hostile to liberal values.

Britain’s genius is its ability to integrate newcomers, January 13, 2017 at 06:03PM

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Running: Frequency trumps pure distance

Once you work up to running three miles at once, “frequency is your friend,” Dollar says.

“Running 10–15 miles a week split into 4–5 runs is safer and more beneficial than running 10–15 miles split into only two runs.”

How To Start (Or Get Back To) Consistent Running, January 10, 2017 at 12:09AM

In other news, I’ve so far run 10 of 11 days this year. Only 5K (3.1 mi) runs, but (nearly) every day. Good for me 🙂

Britain, Brexit, Boris. Again :'(

Some of these problems are surmountable. The WTO is not as legalistic as you might think, says Mr Winters; countries that stay in others’ good books find things easier. But so far, British politicians are also struggling on that front. Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, has irritated his counterparts with clownish comments.

The “WTO option” for Brexit is far from straightforward, January 11, 2017 at 01:45AM

Boris Johnson, screwing the British since 2016 😦

Angela Merkel, the last Jedi

…the sole European leader willing to stand up to a newly assertive Russia.

Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Ms. Merkel has been the most consequential voice for punishing Russia. The next year, she welcomed a million refugees into Germany, and pushed the rest of Europe to do the same — thus, in the view of Russian ethno-nationalists, diluting European culture. And she still believes in a united, integrated European Union, a bastion of liberal values and, at least implicitly, a political and economic bulwark against Russia.

Angela Merkel, Russia’s Next Target, January 11, 2017 at 03:31PM

Zersetzung, c. 2017

What Russia does today is very much the digital version of what we Germans, before 1989, termed “Zersetzung.”

… political equivalent of what happens when you pour acid on organic material: dissolution and disintegration.

Angela Merkel, Russia’s Next Target, January 11, 2017 at 03:32PM

‘Head in the sand’ negotiation strategy

Concern is growing among some high-ranking officials that ministers don’t understand or won’t admit the scale of the task they’re facing.

UK’s new ambassador to EU named – BBC News, January 5, 2017 at 12:16AM

Bureaucrats aren’t the only ones concerned. So are the remain voters, the media, the financial markets, and I.