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People claim what they wish for. And without a doubt, many – perhaps all of us – are seeking for strength and stability in their lives, especially when we live in a time of the greatest turmoil since WWII. Politicians are no exemption from this rule. And both might have been the reason why Theresa… » read more

Posted by Oliver H. Schmidt

Clearly, there is an open vacancy to be filled in Great Britain: a positive, pro-European political leader for all Remainers in the United Kingdom. The voter base right from the start: 16 million plus! In France, Emmanuel Macron is currently showing how you can attract millions of people with a positive and pro-European message. But… » read more

Posted by Oliver H. Schmidt

The snap general election is, once again, about the United Kingdom remaining part of – or leaving – the European Union. Essentially, it’s not about anything else! It’s not as if the British prime minister really gave any other reasons when appearing before cameras last Tuesday to announce a general election for Britain’s House of… » read more

Posted by Oliver H. Schmidt

Erneut geht es bei den vorgezogenen Neuwahlen zum britischen Unterhaus um den Verbleib Großbritanniens in der Europäischen Union – oder um seinen Austritt. Im Grunde genommen geht es sogar um nichts Anderes. Insofern hat auch die britische Premierministerin keinen anderen Grund angeführt, als sie am vergangenen Dienstag in Downing Street vor die Kameras trat, um… » read more

Posted by Oliver H. Schmidt

We are used to think that Fascism somehow belongs to the past, something that somehow is gone. But I don’t think that this is appropriate anymore. The last months have shown that Fascism seems to be very much alive, probably in a new way. Some of the typical characteristics of Fascism are having a very… » read more

Posted by Oliver H. Schmidt

On 31 October 1517, 499 years ago, the Augustinian monk Martin Luther from Wittenberg sent his Ninety-Five Theses, harshly criticizing the Roman Catholic practice of selling indulgences. This would become the starting point of the Reformation. The intention was to fundamentally reform Latin Christendom and the Church. The result, however, was a schism. It led… » read more

Posted by Oliver H. Schmidt

Am 31. Oktober 1517 versandte der Wittenberger Augustinermönch Martin Luther 95 Thesen, in denen er mit scharfen Worten die damalige Ablasspraxis der lateinisch-christlichen Kirche angriff. Es sollte der Beginn der Reformation werden. Sie trat an, um die lateinische Christenheit und ihre Kirche grundlegend zu erneuern. Das Ergebnis aber war ihre Teilung. Sie führte zu einer… » read more

Posted by Oliver H. Schmidt

  Am 23. Juni 2016 stimmten über 17 Millionen britische Unionsbürger für ihren Austritt aus der Europäischen Union. Hierfür sind aus meiner Sicht die folgenden Gründe ausschlaggebend gewesen.   1. Die britische Geschichte Viele Briten scheinen eine instinktive Abneigung gegenüber politischem Einfluss vom europäischen Festland zu haben. Diese ist tief in der britischen Geschichte verwurzelt.… » read more

Posted by Oliver H. Schmidt