2nd April 2017 | Advice / Opinion
The UK voted for sovereignty. The UK voted for power.
But the period of British control is over. Its destiny is now in the hands of others.
The Prime Minister described the triggering as a “moment of celebration for some, disappointment for others”, acknowledging the 48% who wanted to stay in the EU for one of the first times.
In her letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, May adopted a relatively conciliatory tone. Nonetheless, Tusk, in a brief statement, he admitted it was not “a happy day for him or for the EU and promised to begin arrangements for the UK’s “orderly withdrawal”, before wishing us goodbye.
For a lot of people, that was the first time they had seen Donald Tusk on TV, which has always been part of the problem. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, speaking in Malta, also called it a “day of sadness”, whilst French President Francois Hollande said that while Brexit was “sentimentally painful” for and “economically painful” for Britain.
But Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator, said he would not accept any attempt to “bargain” between trade and security, adding: “I think the security of our citizens is far too important to start a trade off from one for the other.” Equally, opposition MPs accused her of jeopardising public safety by attempting to use security co-operation as a “bargaining chip” in the forthcoming negotiations.
Benji Hyer asked listeners to tell him something good about the path the UK is heading down. One listener, Lee, had a sense of optimism. Here’s what happened.
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19th March 2017 | Advice / Opinion
This past week, Trump was visited by Germany’s Angela Merkel.
In a tense press conference and meeting, Trump defended his Obama wiretapping claims and refused to shake hands with the German Chancellor. Trump shook Abe’s hand like he might rip it off but snubbed Merkel when she offered hers; he is weirding out America’s allies, and was outclassed bigly by Merkel, who exposed him as the petulant, misogynistic buffoon that he is.
It’s no surprise; comparing the intellectual acumen of Merkel with Trump is like observing the difference between the ocean and an inflatable backyard pool. He sounded like an imbecile next to Merkel, who actually understands diplomacy and foreign policy; he’s totally in over his head. The body language and obvious discomfort, hostility and resentment between Trump and Merkel looked worse than the painful Obama-Netanyahu dynamic; he couldn’t stand to even look at her!
Donald Trump, once again, focused on the issues that he campaigned on: trade, immigration control, military strength and manufacturing jobs. Angela Merkel, on the other hand, focused on the benefits of globalism, openness to refugees and the need to negotiate a “safe and secure solution for Ukraine”. Afterwards, Trump wrote on Twitter that “despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel”. He then went on to lecture her and other European allies on NATO duties.
When I asked listeners: Is Merkel now the leader of the free world? one listener, Max from Texas replied: “If Merkel is so great, why did she mess up the refugee situation? And, another thing. Would it hurt her to learn “English’? Most German citizens speak or understand English at least a bit. Incredible that she needs interpreters to follow her everywhere while…
22nd January 2017 | Advice / Opinion
We’ve all heard of the Oxford English Dictionary, but this looks amateur when compared to Roman Armstrong’s Dictionary: the go-to place for all nonsensical words that previously never existed or are so archaic that they need new definitions.
That’s where you guys come in!
Every week, Roman Armstrong will nominate a random word of his choosing and ask for your suggestions as to what the definition could be.
We’re looking for the funniest, zaniest, believable and most out of this world definitions for the word that week and, once we’ve got our top three, they’ll be battling it out for your votes. Whichever is the most popular shall win and the word along with its new and improved definition shall go to the dictionary that everybody is talking about, Roman Armstrong’s Dictionary.
So what are you waiting for? Do you think you can contribute towards this ever-growing amalgamation of words?
Past Words and Definitions
Pogonophile - Someone who loves pognolia (the latin word for shaving foam)
Jarkling - The scientific term for the noise made by a human when they try to talk with water in their mouth
Shivoo - Usually said as 'shivood' - when you swing all the way around the frame on a swing set
Kanone - The ancient ritual of cutting off a little boy's tail when he is ready to become a man
Choily - When your hair gets so greasy it starts to clump together
Absquatulate - To leave abruptly
Thrawling - To wrap yourself up so warm, that you eventually die from overheating
Bindlestiff - The real theory that witches still fly on their brooms on a full moon