Despite the Brexit car crash currently unfolding, Brits still excel at one of their most positive national characteristics. Bitingly dark and self-deprecating humour. To see this in full force, enjoy Hugo Rifkind, son of a conservative politician and columnist of The Times, hilariously comparing Brexit to a ‘Cheese Submarine.’ in what has to be the best analogy of the year
I was 13 when I moved from Russia to Finland. Now, I've lived here for as long as I lived in Russia. In this time I've discovered that every Finn has an opinion about their Eastern neighbours. But I wanted to know more. So, I decided to ask some of my Finnish friends, if they've ever interacted with Russians and, if so, what kind of vibe they got from that experience. Here's what I discovered
There's no excuse for racism of any kind. It's a disgusting human trait that's utterly indefensible.Yet since Brexit and Trump, there's been an unprecedented rise in racist incidents. A considerable number of these have been based around people's command of the English language.
Despite what Theresa May says, the facts don't lie. EU immigration has been hugely beneificial to the UK. Research from University College London shows European migrants pay in more in taxes than they take out in state benefits. That contribution – valued at £2bn a year – is helped fuel Britain’s economic growth over the last decade. Arek Widawski is one of these people.
For the vast majority of women doing hair and makeup is a part of their daily routine. However, it's also a great way of expressing yourself, especially if you're Sonja Kataja a self-taught braider, make-up artist and model from Helsinki.
While we all know Theresa May is not a fan of a people's vote, that hasn't stopped her appealing to the people of the UK with a Brexit begging letter. Needless to say her fanciful aim of uniting the nation around her disastrous policy has been met far from favourably. But perhaps the best reply we have seen so far come from veteran folk singer Mike Harding.
This weekend Donald Trump visited wildfire-devastated California and did what he does best, talked nonsense. This time he quoted a conversation he had with the Finnish president Sauli Niinisto, saying California should do more 'raking like Finland.' Nobody rakes forest in Finland.
Northern Lights are normally considered a marvellously rare spectacle. Unless you're explorer and Nothern Lights photographer extraordinaire, Joonas Linkola.
Author Joanna Nylund joins Joel Willans to discuss her book, Sisu: The Finnish Art of Courage. Is sisu Finnish, or do we just have a really good work for it?
Last week, Theresa May ruled out an autumn election in the UK, stating that it was not going to be "in the national interest" to hold one before Brexit. But let's just stop for a minute and examine the recent history of the phrase "national interest" and it's association with the Conservative party, shall we?
Darude's Sandstorm is arguably one of the most recognisable and stonking dance anthems ever created. Now, thanks to Classical Trancelations, it's going to a whole new level of awesome.
In the interests of balance, I've just spent a day reading through a bunch of pro-Brexit Facebook pages. I understand that everyone has the same right to an opinion, even if I don't agree with them and, honestly, thought I may learn something which would give me a different point of view. Which it did.
Coming up with product names that work in all languages is a tricky business. Most companies do name checks to ensure any new names work in their main markets. However, that rarely covers all countries. Consequently, there are plenty of occasions when a name that sounds great in one language has a very different meaning in another.