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Author & Journalist.

J.N. PAQUET is a journalist who has been writing about current affairs for over two decades for media in Taiwan, the US and the UK. A Political Writer for, he is also the Editor of the British political magazine He is the author of over 50 books, among which the upcoming series of books on populism and nationalism in politics "Brexit. The Tip of The Populist Iceberg?" available on Amazon: Read his most recent articles at and follow his Tweets at @jnpaquet

The Case For A Strong Selfless Parliamentary System

The creation of a selfless parliamentary system is a real revolution in itself. It is a new way of doing politics, but it is also and mainly a way to restore the people's trust in politics, and send the populist and nationalist preachers of our time back to the one place they belong: the History books.
23/02/2017 15:20 GMT

What Would A Dutch PM Geert Wilders Mean For Brexit?

MEP Geert Wilders is the Dutch politician who believes he can become the next Prime minister of the Netherlands in just a month's time, thanks to his anti-Islam/anti-migrants' stance and thanks to both Brexit and Donald Trump's win in the United States. What would his win mean for Britain's Brexit and for the EU?
20/02/2017 14:08 GMT

Why Nicolas Sarkozy Wants To Reverse The Brexit Vote

Nicolas Sarkozy's announcement on Wednesday that, if elected president of France in May 2017, he would give Britain a chance to reverse the Brexit vote, has raised eyebrows across the European Union. Can such a decision, democratically taken by the people of a sovereign member state of the EU, be overlooked? What's in it for Sarkozy?
29/09/2016 13:38 BST

What Brexit Does Not Mean

In less than a week, in the space of just a few days, PM Theresa May has told off not one, but two of her cabinet ministers. David Davis, the so-called 'Minister for Brexit' and Liam Fox, the Minister for International Trade. What is happening at the top of government?
13/09/2016 16:20 BST

The Language Learning Struggle of Bilingual Children

We know that learning a new language is not easy for anyone. It is even more difficult if that language is not spoken outside of the home. This is the case of hundreds of thousands of children across the world whose parents currently live in a foreign country and speak a minority language.
03/05/2016 16:40 BST

Why the EU Debate Is Worth More Than Personal Ambitions

Some people have a deep reason to wish for the UK to leave the European Union, whether it is a frustration at the way the European institutions work, or the way they feel Brussels gives the orders and Britain just obeys, or maybe it is because they feel the government has no power to limit EU immigration...
25/02/2016 14:37 GMT

Can All Parents Raise Their Children As Bilingual Speakers?

Bringing up bilingual children is very much the same, but this kind of commitment must come from both the parents and the children, because it always requires an extra effort to speak a foreign language, whether it is spoken at home or not, whether it is natural or not.
13/10/2015 10:13 BST

The Priceless Moment of the Bedtime Story

A bedtime story is the perfect ingredient for a good night sleep. Bedtime is one of the most important moments of the day for all children. Reading a bedtime story to a child helps them make the transition between their very busy and active day and the time to close their eyes, relax and sleep.
18/08/2015 13:16 BST

One In Ten Reading Illegal E-Books

If the illegal download of eBooks were one day to become a widespread activity, we could end up with the current authors being the last generation of authors making a living out of their work.
27/07/2015 09:29 BST

Are Children Still Interested in Books?

Some encouraging results from the survey indeed show that children from lower socio-economic backgrounds spend more time reading on devices than their wealthier peers. More encouraging results: print books are actually more popular with three to five-year-olds than reading on devices!
23/03/2015 22:37 GMT

Every Library That Closes...

Nowadays, libraries are unfortunately losing their appeal to the new generations. How can a visit to the library compete with playing Minecraft on an iPad?
20/03/2015 12:51 GMT

No, Peppa Pig Is Not to Blame for Your Children's Behaviour.

A week ago, a columnist of the <em>Daily Mail</em> was telling her readers why she had suddenly decided to ban the four-time Bafta-winning cartoon <em>Peppa Pig</em> from her home. Is Britain's top-selling pre-school character as dangerous and evil as the journalist claims it is?
13/03/2015 11:10 GMT