Monty Pego Blog from Georg Boomgaarden

Let the EU make the best of Brexit

The letter of divorce has been handed out. Britain is on its way out of the European Union. 48% of those who voted in the hapless referendum may feel sad, most hitherto partners of the United Kingdom may feel sad....

Why politics must not be simple

Politics is too complicated. Complex problems must be explained to the people in simple terms. People have a right to understand what politicians decide in their name. The political establishment is arrogant, the people need politicians that speak their language...

Brexit means Brexit – Theresa May has spoken

See also: After the Brexit-Referendum (Conference July 2016) Brexit means Brexit – Theresa May has spoken No longer Theresa May Be: her message was clear. Brexit means not leaving half way but going out of all structures linked to the EU....

After the Brexit-Referendum

Georg Boomgaarden: After the Brexit-Referendum Translation from the original German text Conference in the International Club in the Auswärtiges Amt (German Foreign Office) July 19, 2016 What has happened ? The Referendum on June 23, 2016 resulted in 52% of...

Nach dem Brexit-Referendum – was nun ?

Georg Boomgaarden: Nach dem Brexit-Referendum Vortrag im Internationalen Club im Auswärtigen Amt 19.Juli 2016 English translation Was ist passiert ? Beim Referendum am 23.Juni 2016 haben knapp 52% der Briten für ein Ende der Mitgliedschaft in der Europäischen Union gestimmt....

The future of the EU – a risky path

There were the usual pundits and gurus telling us that if Brexit were happening other EU-countries would follow to leave and the EU would come to its more or less deserved end. While this may be overdone and wishful thinking...

BREXIT – the game is over

Rub your eyes – the world has changed. BREXIT happened – the game around it is over. I attended the speech of Prime Minister David Cameron at Bloomberg in London when he announced on January 23th, 2013 that he would...

A Comment to Boris Johnson’s Speech on May 10

Georg Boomgaarden: Comment to the speech (My comments are written in BLUE letters) Boris Johnson: The liberal cosmopolitan case to Vote Leave May 09, 2016 This morning Boris Johnson MP made the liberal cosmopolitan case to Vote Leave at the...

1975 An evening with Willy Brandt

On Wednesday 10th of September, 1975 (SPD chairman and former Chancellor) Willy Brandt came to see our group of 17 Foreign Service trainees. I wrote down a report on that meeting some days later: start of notes —————— Brandt made...

Günter Abel: Interpretationswelten (1995) – Eine Auseinandersetzung mit seinen Thesen

Seite 14:… In diesem Buch wird offenkundig ein bestimmter Interpretationsbegriff verwendet. Er lässt sich wie folgt kennzeichnen. Mithilfe des Grundwortes“ Interpretativität“ und als Interpretationsprozesse können diejenigen Vorgänge charakterisiert werden, in denen wir etwas als ein bestimmtes Etwas phänomenal diskriminieren, Identifikationen...