Tag Archives: Conservative Party

The End of the Second Elizabethan Era

Many Truss-backers within the Conservative Party may have to learn the hard way that what is really holding back the UK economy are the economic costs of Brexit.

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Liz Truss: A Quick Personal Close-Up

I was an MP when Liz Truss entered the Commons and found her likeable, smart and self-confident.

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Liz Truss: Presiding Over Europe´s Sick Man

Liz Truss will have to deal with problems no UK prime minister has faced since Churchill took over as the German panzers were breaking through to arrive at the French coast in June 1940.

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Moderation After a Divisive Election: Lessons from Britain´s 18th Century

During the reign of Queen Anne (1702-1714), Britain was as divided along partisan cultural lines as the United States is today. That history offers hope to Americans.

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Boris Johnson’s 10(!) Brexits to Ponder

A political decision principally made by the prime minister alone will determine what sort of exit from the EU we start 2021 with.

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UK: Tory Men and Labour Measures

How the cooptation of the pre-Corbyn Labour Party’s agenda is designed to keep Boris Johnson and the Tories in power for a long period.

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The UK’s Post-Brexit Hangover

When the Tories’ partying is over, the UK will realize it has little choice but to coordinate with its EU neighbors.

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Five Scenarios for Brexit After January 31

On January 31, the UK leaves the EU Treaty as a signatory member. What happens next?

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Economism Vs. Culture: Who Wins?

What are the real driving forces of British politics? Reflecting on the Tory victory in the UK’s 2019 general election.

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US and UK: When Culture Trumps Economic Self-Interest

Lower-income voters, at least in the U.S. and UK cases, care more about cultural messaging than their share of the economy.

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