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I wrote a blog that might appeal to NatCAN members. Here is an excerpt or two:
"Folkemoedet is like all the UK party conferences, the green field at Glastonbury and the AGM of the Danish Women’s Institute happening at the same time. Along with quite a bit of artisan beer and smoked mackerel. Inspired by similar open politics conferences in Sweden, Folkemoedet could never happen here, today, in the fevered and messed up politics of the UK.
A week before Brexit, that subject was obviously on the agenda of a good many of the hundreds of workshops and debates attended by over 40,000 people per day. But Denmark seems more at ease with its identity, retaining the Krone as its own currency, and avoiding the fake austerity we have in the UK. Comfortable to know it doesn’t have to be the biggest or the best, but it can have a bloody good time being pretty good. They looked on somewhat mystified by our referenda. Why now? For what purpose? Won’t it end in tears?
Too right. The tears of good people who have lived here years, abused in the street by racists."
You can read the full blog here:
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