Tag Archives: United Kingdom

The U.K. in the 1970s and Today: Déja Vu All Over Again

We had rising inflation and unemployment. Same today.

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May Day, May Day: What About Trade Unions?

A dues paying union member all my life, still proud to carry my union card, today I cannot see worker power anywhere in the world. No wonder political parties of the left are waning.

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Harry’s and Meghan’s Clever Commonwealth Ploy

The Oprah Winfrey interview lights a fire that is consuming the British royals.

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After Brexit: Will the UK Now Lose the Falkland Islands?

Boris Johnson faces new challenges to British sovereignty, as global power shifts, tiny yet relevant, have returned in the aftermath of Brexit.

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Napoleon Alive and Well and Working in Downing Street

The UK needs to realize that cutting trade links with the continent has always been dumb — whether for Napoleon in December 1807 or Johnson in December 2020.

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Why Boris Johnson Is Opting for a Semi-Brexit

An exhausted British Prime Minister simply can’t fight on two fronts.

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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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Swiss Hold Second Referendum and Say Yes to Europe

The Brexit virus refuses to cross the Channel.

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Boris Breaks the Divorce Treaty: What Can the EU Do?

The ways in which the EU can put pressure on a UK that is going rogue are very limited — and potentially vast at the same time.

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Brexit Negotiations: What Are They Waiting For?

In its negotiations with the EU, the UK government still puts false hopes on “heavenly” intervention by Germany’s Angela Merkel.

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