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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 […]

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. […]

‘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 […]

Macron’s Insult Doesn’t Even Make Sense

November 16, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Emmanuel Macron attacks Donald Trump: Henry Ergas calls out the hypocrite: Patriotism is… not a virtue one displays in the abstract: there must be something to which one is patriotic. And in the modern world, that is the nation. To be patriotic is, in other words, to love one’s nation. And […]

Imagine A Brussels With Guns

November 13, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ From the continent that gave us Napoleon’s world war,  World War 1, World War 2, the Holocaust, ethnic cleansing and colonialism, this bright idea: France’s finance minister has called for the EU to become a powerful new “empire” to rival the US and China in an interview which will infuriate Donald […]

Illegal Immigration – Europe’s Tampa

June 26, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ In August of 2001, the Howard Government in Australia turned back the Tampa and its cargo of illegal boat people. Now it’s finally Europe’s turn:    Spain says it will not accept the Lifeline rescue boat left stranded in the Mediterranean after its rejection by Italy and Malta… Spanish Economic Development […]

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 […]

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 […]

Europe’s Death Wish

May 12, 2017 by

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By Edward Cline ~ “Nothing is creepier than Islam. Challenge Islamic racism, misogyny genocide, and so on.” I thought it would be just desserts to begin by paraphrasing Linda Sarsour and just turn back on her her statement that “Nothing is creepier than Zionism,” which has made the rounds on Twitter and national news. This […]

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 […]

A New Revolution In France

May 8, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ They said outsider politics would revolutionise Europe: “France has elected its youngest president since Napoleon by voting in the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron.” Not a promising analogy (and Napoleon was no president.) The National Front was easily defeated, but it has doubled its support from 2002, the last time it was in the […]

French Presidential Election – Macron, Le Pen Go Through To Final Round

April 24, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ National Front leader Marine Le Pen goes through to the final run-off for the presidency of France – but came second in yesterday’s election to young centrist Emmanuel Macron, the former  socialist and banker. That confirms she will lose in the run-off – not just because she came second but because Macron […]

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 […]

Cognitive Dissonance In Europe

March 23, 2017 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ It had to be galling. Geert Wilders, a member of Dutch Parliament, was found guilty three months ago of “inciting discrimination against Dutch Moroccans” – the very people who have been trying to kill him since at least 2003. Newsweek reported that he has to go around, “wearing a bulletproof vest […]

Holland Moves Right

March 17, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The (Australian) ABC spins the Dutch election result: “Voters in the Netherlands … have turned their back on the anti-establishment populist candidate Geert Wilders.” In fact: Wilders (pictured) increased his seats from 15 to an expected 20. Prime Minister Mark Rutte, of the centre right VVD, won the post seats 33, […]

“The Trump Effect”

February 22, 2017 by

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By Edward Cline ~ It’s so refreshing to report some tentatively good news for once. I left this comment on a Gatestone column of January 22nd, 2017, “Trump Fires Up Europe’s Anti-Establishment Movement“: I am encouraged and heartened by the sentiments reported in this column. I would really like to visit Europe again someday. But […]

Marine Le Pen – France’s Trump Rises

February 7, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ France may elect its own Donald Trump. National Front leader Marine Le Pen says, like him, that she’d slash migration and expel all illegal migrants: France’s far-right party leader Marine Le Pen (pictured) on Sunday told thousands of flag-waving supporters chanting “This is our country!” that she alone could protect them […]