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New York Times On Brexit: ‘Smug, Entitled Private School Types’ Would ‘Starve Britons’

September 6, 2019 by

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By Clay Waters ~ The bruising political backlash against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his aggressive push in Parliament for a “no deal” exit from the European Union led Thursday’s New York Times. Reporter Mark Landler set the scene: The raucous spectacle in the House of Commons illustrated the obstacles Mr. Johnson will face […]

3 Years After Brexit Vote, Dire Warnings For UK Economy Have Proved Wrong

June 22, 2019 by

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By Anthony B Kim and Bradley Devlin ~ Pollsters had heart palpitations in June 2016 as the people of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union. A dismayed media spouted speculative hysteria about the British economy that spread faster than a fire at a match factory. Three years after the June 23, 2016, referendum, however, […]

Theresa May Will Be Gone In Days. Why Not Meet With Boris Johnson?

June 4, 2019 by

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By Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D ~ President Donald Trump began his state visit to the United Kingdom on Monday with a day of ceremony, including a private lunch and a banquet dinner with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, tea with Prince Charles, and a visit to Westminster Abbey, the resting place of British war […]

‘No Deal’ On Brexit Is The Best Deal For Britain And The United States

January 17, 2019 by

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By Nile Gardiner ~ British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered a seismic defeat. The House of Commons on Tuesday rejected her proposed withdrawal agreement with the European Union by a 230 vote margin. Among those voting against her: 118 rebel Conservative MPs who saw the deal as a weak-kneed surrender to the European Union. This is the biggest […]

Boris Johnson Quits Over Brexit

July 10, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Britons voted to quit the European Union, and the Prime Minister may pay for not taking that seriously: Boris Johnson has resigned as foreign secretary amidst an extraordinary attack on the Brexit plans of Prime Minister Theresa May, claiming it is a “semi Brexit’’ which could send Britain to “the status […]

Yes, Brexit Will Happen. And It Will Work.

June 25, 2018 by

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By Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D ~ This week has seen big, and potentially confusing, events in Great Britain’s struggle to Brexit—to regain its national independence from the European Union. As we reach the second anniversary of the Brexit referendum, which took place on June 23, 2016, here’s what has happened. In 1973, when Britain entered […]

Brexit Means More Economic Freedom and International Prosperity. It Should Not Be Derailed.

July 12, 2017 by

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By Alden Abbott ~ The United Kingdom’s government triggered a two-year period of negotiations to exit the European Union in March. This “Brexit” process will offer the U.K. the opportunity to forge new trade relationships with nations around the world, including—importantly—the United States, as Heritage Foundation scholars have explained. Unfortunately, recent press reports indicate that […]

Young Brits Vote For Free Stuff

June 12, 2017 by

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By Daniel Hannan ~ How the blithering flip did it happen? I know we have seen some surprising election results over the past year, but this one is off the scale. Two in five British people have voted for an unrepentant Communist, a man who has consistently sided with the West’s enemies, a man who […]

UK Politics – Theresa May Slowly Losing Her Huge Lead

May 31, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ All too often, Australian Prime Ministers have called  early elections and lost huge leads over a long campaign. Now Britain’s Theresa May is shredding her authority: Labour continue to narrow the gap on the Conservatives with one new poll putting Theresa May’s lead down to six points… At the start of the campaign […]

Macron Poses No Threat To Brexit – But He Might Damage The EU

May 15, 2017 by

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By Daniel Hannan ~ OK, so what about Britain? Every commentator has recycled the same lines about Emmanuel Macron as France’s president: he’s young; he’s untested; he might not have a majority; he won’t be able to be all things to all men; he’s a breath of fresh air. But, just to be parochial for […]

Record Lead For British Conservatives

May 9, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Attention to the Liberal Party in Australia. In Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May showed leadership and shifted the Conservatives to the Right. Now, a month before the election, she has the biggest poll lead ever recorded: British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party has opened up a 22-point lead over the […]

In Britain, Conservatives Seek A Mandate From Voters

April 19, 2017 by

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By Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D ~ On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May shocked Britain by calling for an early general election, which will be held on June 8. This election will decide the fate of her government and Brexit. In many ways, May’s decision to “go to the country”—British slang for calling an election—is […]

An Attack On Our Democracy

March 25, 2017 by

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By Daniel Hannan ~ When terrorists struck at the United States in 2001, they targeted the stock exchange, symbol of that country’s merchant success. Today, in the United Kingdom, they targeted Parliament. “Parliament,” Enoch Powell used to say, “is a word of magic and power in this country”. Our national story is, in a sense, […]

On Brexit, So Much Winning

February 5, 2017 by

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By Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D ~ On June 23, the British people voted to leave the European Union (EU). Earlier this week, Britain took another mighty step on the road to regaining its independence when the House of Commons voted, by a smashing margin of 498 to 116, to back Brexit. The vote was necessary […]

Which Future Will Britain Choose?

March 30, 2014 by

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By Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D ~ One way or another, Britain will have a national referendum on EU membership. But the point of the referendum is not to vote. It is to choose between different futures. The advocates of the EU, like Lord Mandelson, argue that Britain needs to “concentrate on using all of our […]

The United Kingdom Stands Taller In The World Today

September 6, 2013 by

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By Daniel Hannan ~ You won’t be reading this in many places, but here goes. Parliament’s rejection of military action in Syria has been good for David Cameron and bad for Ed Miliband. More to the point, it has been good for our standing in the world. Good for David Cameron? How can I possibly […]

The Brits Vote For No Government

May 8, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba I doubt that many Americans paid any attention to the elections held in Great Britain on Thursday. A great many Brits apparently did not either because thousands showed up too late to cast their vote. Those that did vote ended up not giving either the Tories, the UK equivalent of our conservatives, […]