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 | Nov 17, 2017

After last month’s Catalan Referendum debacle, Spanish intelligence services have come to an interesting conclusion. They believe that Russian interests were involved in pro-Catalonian independence efforts in the weeks prior to the referendum. They stated that “’Propaganda campaigns’ intended to…

by | Jul 26, 2016

In preparing blog posts for both today’s attack at the Catholic Church in Saint Etienne du Rouvary, France and the weekend suicide bombing outside a music festival in Reutlingen, Germany, I read the BBC’s account of both attacks and found…

by | Jul 20, 2016

The challenge to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of Britain’s Labour Party took an interesting turn yesterday when Angela Eagle dropped out of the race and threw her support behind fellow MP Owen Smith after Smith earned more support in ballots cast…

by | Jul 12, 2016

So Theresa May is set to move into Number 10 Downing on Wednesday after Andrea Leadsom withdrew her candidacy for the Tory leadership. May and Leadsom had been set to face off in a leadership vote on September 9th. But…

by | Jul 1, 2016

Yes, that’s right. Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition, actually compared Israel to ISIS. During a speech following a report seeking to stop the spread of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, Corbyn instead added fuel to the fire:…

by | Jun 30, 2016

It was Harold Wilson, Britain’s Labour Prime Minister who oversaw the passage of the last UK referendum on Europe (the EEC as it was known back then) in 1975, who famously said, “A week in politics is a long time.”…

by | Jun 27, 2016

Following the Brexit vote, I posed six questions. One of them was whether Labour would oust Jeremy Corbyn. While the Brexit vote cost David Cameron his job, his resignation has made things relatively painless for the Tories at least for…

by | Jun 27, 2016

Yet another wrinkle in the wake of the Brexit vote concerns Scotland. Over the weekend, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon suggested the Scottish National Parliament could block Brexit. Scotland is the most staunchly pro-EU segment of the UK with 62%…

by | Jun 24, 2016

When I retired last night, the Leave had pulled out to a half million vote lead. I thought this would be cancelled out by the London vote, but this did not come to pass. Britain has voted to leave the…

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