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 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 | 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…

by | May 20, 2019

In one of those minor coincidences of history, May 23 is “red nose day” and election day in the European Union when voters in twenty-eight countries— including the United Kingdom — will choose the European Union’s next parliament. Red Nose…

by | Apr 6, 2017

The latest news about California — a break-up plan touted by the leaders of Brexit — could serve as a case study of how mischaracterizations spread across the Internet, and how many media outlets echo what others have published or…

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