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The European Union’s Christmas Wish List Deserves A Lump of Coal

December 22, 2020 by

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By Daniel Kochis ~ The European Union Commission, the executive arm of the EU, earlier this month published what it called a “new EU-US agenda for global change.” The agenda is the EU’s attempt to reset relations with the U.S. after the Trump administration. That a similar agenda was not offered to President Donald Trump […]

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 […]

Wash Post FREAKS Over This Brexit ‘Menace’: He’s Like ‘Rasputin’

August 27, 2019 by

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By Scott Whitlock ~ The Washington Post’s bias doesn’t stop at the water’s edge. The paper on Sunday profiled Dominic Cummings, the man who led the 2016 Brexit Leave campaign and who now has a top job steering job to completion for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government. In a supposedly objective story, writers Karla Adam and Adam […]

EU Governance Chaos

July 7, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A month ago I predicted political turmoil in EU HQ and here it is. The strong (American like) showings by both the left and right in the parliamentary elections have destabilized the old, comfortable, left wing center. The issue is who gets the top political positions? It is sort of […]

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, […]

EU Hit With Political Polarization

June 2, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The center has fallen out of the political EU. In the recent EU parliamentary elections both the left and the right made big gains, at the expense of what had seemed to be a perpetual middle majority. The so-called centrist parties got clobbered by a political fragmentation bomb. The EU […]

Prime Minister Theresa May To Resign

May 25, 2019 by

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By Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D ~ Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom on Friday announced her intention to resign. May will quit as head of the governing Conservative Party on June 7, so she will still be in office when President Donald Trump pays a state visit June 3-5. When she steps down, […]

The Implications Of EU Elections In May For The Future Of Europe

April 10, 2019 by

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By Daniel Kochis ~ In about six weeks, from May 23 to 26, European Parliament elections will take place across Europe. Those elections could be a defining moment. The most recent prior EU Parliament elections took place in May 2014. Just a few months before, the borders of a European country were changed by force. […]

German-led EU sides with Iran against America – CarolineGlick.com

September 1, 2018 by

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By Caroline Glick ~   Last Thursday, the EU announced it  was transferring $20 million to Iran to offset the impact of U.S. sanctions. EU foreign policy commissioner Federica Mogherini said it was part of a wider $58 million aid package to convince Iran to remain in the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — that is, […]

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 […]

Why The US Must Befriend Hungary’s Populist Leader

April 12, 2018 by

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By Mike Gonzalez ~ Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a convincing majority in Sunday’s parliamentary election. Even the day before the election, The Guardian was all too pleased to showcase the left’s apoplexy by running the headline “Hungary’s war on democracy is a war on democracy everywhere.” This has it exactly backward, of course. Liberals […]

Diesel Car Drivers Are Paying The Price For Europe’s Strict Pollution Standards

March 25, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Daniel Ziegler ~ The Federal Administrative Court of Leipzig’s recent ruling on diesel engines could spell economic pain for millions of drivers. The court’s decision, which allows the German cities of Stuttgart and Dusseldorf to ban older diesel-engine cars from sections of the cities, could likely set a precedent for much of […]

How Brexit Opens Up A Path For A US-UK Free Trade Area

March 6, 2018 by

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By Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D ~ Last week, I was in Brussels to help launch a new report on financial services in Britain and the European Union after Brexit. During that time, we inched a bit closer to the creation of a free trade area between the U.S. and Britain—and I learned a bit about […]

Brexit Will Lead To Free Trade Agreement Between America And The UK

December 21, 2017 by

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By Casey Ryan ~ A British member of Parliament for the European Union said that once Brexit takes place, the United States and the United Kingdom can form a new free trade agreement based on markets. Brexit is the name of the vote held by the U.K. on June 23, 2016, to withdraw from the […]

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 […]

Dying Europe’s Leaders Have No Children

July 11, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ So symbolic of dying Europe. Paul Mirengoff: James McPherson, writing in the Washington Examiner, makes a remarkable observation: the leaders of Europe have no children. France’s Emmanuel Macron has none. Same with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British prime minister Theresa May, Italian prime minister Paolo Gentilon, Holland’s Mark Rutte, Scotland’s Nicola […]

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 […]

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 […]

Architect Of Brexit Victory Reflects On How He Won Swing Voters

September 12, 2016 by

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By Josh Siegel ~ More than two months after a majority of voters decided that Britain should withdraw from the European Union, the architect of the “leave” movement has a message for those who predicted the result would cause economic chaos. “I think the economists have been proven massively wrong,” says Matthew Elliott, the CEO […]

EU Bites Apple

September 5, 2016 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ According to the Wall Street journal: Apple Ordered by EU to Repay $14.5 Billion in Irish Tax Breaks EU says tax deal with Ireland allowed Apple to pay almost zero tax on European profits between 2003 and 2014 “The European Union’s antitrust regulator has demanded that Ireland recoup roughly €13 […]

Brexit – Remoaners Are Determined To Find Bad News

August 4, 2016 by

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By Daniel Hannan ~ Lloyds Bank, we were told on Thursday, was shedding thousands of jobs because Britain had voted to leave the EU. The BBC assumed a direct link between the branch closures and what it called the “Brexit effect”. Sky News was just as certain: “Lloyds to axe 3000 jobs following EU exit […]

After Brexit, U.S. Should ‘Amerexit’ From D.C.’s Death Grip

July 9, 2016 by

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By Deroy Murdock ~ The morning after Great Britain’s June 23 Brexit referendum, a leader of the Leave campaign, former London mayor Boris Johnson, said that British voters “decided that it is time to take back control from a European Union that has become too remote, too opaque, and not accountable enough to the people […]

We Won Our Independence Back!

July 8, 2016 by

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By Daniel Hannan ~ I’m still reeling from the magnitude of it. When Britain voted to leave the European Union, it was defying the entire corporatist establishment: the leaders of all the main parties; the mega-banks and multi-nationals that use EU regulation to freeze out competitors; the Brussels-funded associations and institutes and universities; the consultants […]

Post-Brexit Panic The Result Of Extremist Propaganda, Not Reality

July 1, 2016 by

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By William R. Hawkins ~ Much of the panic in financial markets in the immediate aftermath of the British vote to withdraw from the European Union is the result of the extreme campaign of fear waged by those who wanted the United Kingdom to Remain in the EU and lose its national identity. Nothing has […]