In a few weeks' time, on a Thursday in June, an event relating to Europe
will take place that will have far-reaching consequences for many
people in the United Kingdom. The outcome is almost impossible to predict.
Recently, I did something that was definitely legal, although it
felt seriously strange. And the people who saw me do it looked at me as
though I were a criminal. So what did I do? I just asked for a banknote in a local bank branch.
The UK is going to hold a referendum on its membership of the European Union on 23 June. And I have been reading some information that the British government sent to every household. Its message is an old one
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Those were the words
of former US president Franklin D. Roosevelt in his inauguration speech
on 4 March 1933. And in many ways, they are still true today.
How do you know when a politician is talking nonsense? Simple: his (or
her) lips are moving. You may think that is a tadharsh, but in the case of Wolfgang Schäuble's recent comments, it most definitely isn't.
I am considering writing to our personnel department with an unusual request. It's a request that I am pretty sure they would turn down. But
if I made the request, I would really appreciate it if they complied with it.
Will the UK decide on 23 June to stay in the EU or will it decide to go?
There are a number of possible indicators of the result — including the views of the royal family. But are these indicators reliable?
Three things are certain about Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. He wants to be prime minister, he wants to balance Britiain's budget and he wants Britain to stay in the EU. Does he also read Business Spotlight?
einen ausgeglichenen (britischen) Haushalt erreichen