Nicky Morgan and Zac Goldsmith keeping government jobs wasn’t very surprising

Last year's general election was a sweet one for the Conservatives. The party achieved its biggest majority at Westminster since Margaret Thatcher's 1987 general election victory. But two of the most prominent Tory MPs from the last Parliament are not to be found in the House of Commons this time around. Neither Zac Goldsmith nor … Continue reading Nicky Morgan and Zac Goldsmith keeping government jobs wasn’t very surprising

The burqa ban: Thoughts and clarifications

In October 2010, the French Parliament voted to pass a law that banned the niqab and the burqa. This event sparked a debate all over the world. Even now, almost six years later, I often find myself in discussions with non-French people who condemn this law. They call it discriminatory and a violation of personal freedoms, such as freedom of … Continue reading The burqa ban: Thoughts and clarifications

In defence of Charlie Hebdo: Open letter to an American friend

My dear friend, After you misunderstood a Charlie Hebdo cartoon that was taken out of context, you published a post insulting the publication online. You said you did not care that they got shot, that they did not deserve any kind of respect and that you never supported them. You called them bigots, victim blamed and … Continue reading In defence of Charlie Hebdo: Open letter to an American friend