A Ukraine-plus arrangement could therefore be the deal that May is looking for – no European Court of Justice oversight, a trade deal that does not include free movement of people, room for third country agreements and security and defence collaborations. This could achieve most of May’s white paper objectives and appeal to the different factions in her party.
...their opposition to May’s deal is logically inconsistent with their own argument that May has underplayed the UK’s hand. The trade negotiations that will now ensue, if parliament accepts the withdrawal deal, is their chance to prove that the EU does need the UK just as much as the UK needs the EU – and that it’s possible for the UK to secure long-term access to EU markets without undermining its trade policy autonomy.
Too many people wrongly understand this debate as one of security versus privacy. The real choice here is one of liberty versus control... privacy is not in what we hide, but in having the freedom to hide something.
What's the difference between a person and a watch? Not as much as you might think...
Let’s try a thought experiment. Imagine a world in which human members of the biological category “female” aren’t systematically disadvantaged...
What really scares people is not the artificial intelligence in the computer, but the “natural” intelligence they see in the mirror.
For the first time on record, young people are expected to be materially less well-off in adulthood than their parents. And it’s not just their material well-being that’s at stake – their mental and physical well-being is threatened by this hidden epidemic of perfectionism
For more than 1,000 years, the inhabitants of Oxyrhynchus dumped their refuse out in the desert sands beyond the town limits... now, they amount to one of the most valuable insights into history ever discovered.
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth forever
...it turns out that identity is often not a truthful representation of who we are anyway – even if we have an intact memory. Research shows that we don’t actually access and use all available memories when creating personal narratives. It is becoming increasingly clear that, at any given moment, we unawarely tend to choose and pick what to remember.