by | Sep 11, 2019

Tony Blair’s Labour Party — with its centralizing zeal — passed the Civil Contingencies Act in 2004, granting any British government the power to make 30-day-long decrees without having to rely on the House of Commons or the House of…

by | Sep 8, 2019

In spite of the confusion over Brexit, there’s an easy solution, and one that is contemplated by the British constitution. You’ll never guess what that is. First off, what’s the status of the Brexit referendum of three years back? It…

by | Sep 5, 2019

Jurgen the German (who is German, by the way) is a sketch character by British comedian Harry Enfield. Jurgen finds himself in common situations — waiting for a bus, for example — and upon a lull in conversation with strangers, is known…

by | Sep 3, 2019

British parliamentarians returning to work this week will be thrust immediately back into the Brexit fray. Tempus fugit, as the Romans say, and with the October 31 deadline for leaving the European Union mere weeks away, there’s no time to…

by | Aug 16, 2019

We are living under a presidential administration that has made a stunning turnaround from Obama’s foreign policy, which relegated Britain to the back of the queue. Unlike the Obama-era hostility, Trump stands squarely with our staunchest ally. The latest example…

by | Jul 30, 2019

It was a stroke of genius for Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, to begin his Brexit roadshow to talk up Britain’s “new golden age” in Manchester. The city’s name serves as a metonym for free market economics: “Manchesterism.” It became…

by | Jul 29, 2019

When Neville Chamberlain finally resigned from the prime ministership of the United Kingdom in 1940, his successor — Winston Churchill — inherited a world at war. When Theresa May — probably the worst prime minister since Chamberlain — resigned last…

by | Jul 24, 2019

At last! Brexiteers may be forgiven the renewed spring in their step. When Boris Johnson climbs to the top of Disraeli’s “greasy pole” this week — leader of the Conservative Party Tuesday; Wednesday, prime minister — he will achieve the…

by | Jul 10, 2019

London There is the musty smell of a police state here in old London, or should I say an inchoate police state? The present mayor, Sadiq Khan, is of the Left and he shares the Left’s lust for power. Everything…

by | Jun 7, 2019

Barely over a week after the British establishment’s disastrous performance in the European Union elections, it seems increasingly likely that a similarly dismal fate awaits them at home.  The EU election, held from May 23 through 26, saw significant gains…

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