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April 4th, 2017 - 6:18 am § in Foreign Affairs

Make England Great Again

Brexit and Britain’s delusions of empire Much of the rhetoric of the pro-Brexit crowd centers around the reclamation of British “sovereignty” from technocrats in Brussels. But the fantasy of Britain’s past collides almost farcically against Britain’s present. By Ishaan Tharoor[...]

August 17th, 2016 - 7:31 am § in Uncategorized

BREXIT: 500 years of British foreign policy explained in 1 minute

(Hat tip to The Atlantic)[...]

August 2nd, 2016 - 12:44 pm § in Misc.

Soon a buck will buy a pound

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June 29th, 2016 - 6:49 am § in Misc.

The Lies Behind Brexit

David Brewster This lament by Roger Cohen for the loss of the dream of a peaceful and aspirational Europe is heart-rending. And his indignation for the lies and tactics of those who brought about Brexit is bracing. “Sure, the challenges mounted,” Cohen writes about the EU. “The 30-[...]

June 27th, 2016 - 2:32 pm § in Misc.

How Brexit Affects UK Science

EU referendum: UK science wakes up to new future By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent UK science will have to fight to make sure it is not an after-thought as Britain renegotiates its relationship with the EU, say research leaders.   The decision to leave the EU now means new structures wi[...]

June 27th, 2016 - 11:14 am § in Misc.

SOROS on Brexit

David Brewster George Soros weighs in, gloomily, on the Brexit vote and its impact on the European project. Now is the time when all good folks need to come to the aid of Europe, he contends. In a nutshell: “All of Europe, including Britain, would suffer from the loss of the common market and [...]

June 27th, 2016 - 9:30 am § in Misc.

BREXIT: Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Compares Brexit to the fall of the Soviet Union.

.While it’s “unreasonable to draw direct parallels,” it’s obvious that the U.K. is going through a “turbulent, confusing and unpredictable period,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call Monday. Russia “has gone through the collapse of the Soviet Union and many generations c[...]

June 25th, 2016 - 10:53 am § in Misc.

Brewster: What a Brit Thinks of Brexit

David Brewster Tony Blair on the Brexit vote and the revolt against moderate leadership. His summary paragraph pertains very much to America today: “The political center has lost its power to persuade and its essential means of connection to the people it seeks to represent. Instead, we are se[...]

June 25th, 2016 - 8:49 am § in Misc.

Chinazor: What a Nigerian Thinks of Brexit

 The Brexit vote, the morning after is beginning to look like a nightmarish sexual encounter with a very cute guy. Probably no regrets, but was it really worth shaving the pubic hair, especially now that the bush is making a come back?[...]

June 25th, 2016 - 8:47 am § in Misc.

Knute: What the Norwegians Think About Brexit

Knut Robert Knutsen It’s a split. There are some of the classic “No to EU” crowd that are ecstatic. Both on the right and the left. On the far right it’s because they hate the EU. Not the cheap goods and labour or being able to retire to sunny Spain- many North Europeans reti[...]