The internet is as central to everyday life across classes and communities as the road network: at the moment, people effectively pay the equivalent of a flat tax – on average £30 a month – to access it.
The 39 young men and women who made this fatal journey across continents have been instrumentalised in support of a moralised agenda of crime and security in which the ‘obvious’ solution is to increase the powers and resources of border guards. They deserve better than this.
Whatever progress has been made in the Balkans in recent decades, following years of war, turmoil and clashing nationalisms, was explicitly tied to a promise that eventually these countries would join the European Union. In order to pander to a domestic audience that largely disapproves of his record in office, Macron broke this promise.
Less than two years after this meeting, the couple married at the Mexican Embassy in Delhi, on 20 January 1966. The ceremony took place beneath a tree. ‘Meeting Marie-José was the best thing that has happened to me in life, apart from being born,’ Paz would later say.