The Fight Is Not Over in the UK

December 13, 2019

The morning after the night before is always a difficult moment. In taking stock of what happened in Britain on December 12, a multitude of raw emotions and feelings rush around in the mind. The old adage that the opposition never wins elections, but it is the government that loses them, could...

Britain May Back Boris to Get Brexit Done

December 10, 2019

Just days before the December 12 election, The Guardian’s opinion poll tracker finds the Tories to “have a significant lead” over Labour even as support for the Liberal Democrats and the Brexit Party has slumped. In recent years, opinion polls have been notoriously unreliable. Rob Watson,...

The Power of Influence in Postmodern Culture and Politics

September 09, 2019

In the midst of what has become the excruciatingly hyperreal drama of Brexit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, hoping to call for a snap election that he may be prevented from having, quite logically finds himself scrambling for votes, especially from the opposition Labour Party....

Boris Johnson: Bumbling Buffoon, Pied Piper or Churchillian Statesman?

July 24, 2019

The history of England and indeed the United Kingdom can be summed up as a ding-dong battle between cavaliers and roundheads. Like Gordon Brown, Theresa May is a roundhead. Both are children of men of the church. They work hard, find it hard to delegate and are not exactly the life of the party....

Is Brexit Just an Example of Politicians Following the Fads?

April 09, 2019

As the plot continues to thicken with no denouement in sight, Brexit is keeping the entire world on tenterhooks. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains.  Like the classic silent film serial Perils of Pauline, Brexit has turned into a never-ending series of cliff-hanging news cycle episodes...

Can the UK Avoid a No-Deal Brexit?

March 26, 2019

How might a new way forward on Brexit be uncovered if the existing deal is not accepted? Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton explains. Avoiding a no-deal Brexit will require radical change in the way Parliament makes decisions. Now that the withdrawal agreement negotiated with the European...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Creating a “United” Party

September 04, 2018

In Brexit Britain, when everyone disagrees with everyone else but all wish for change, can we assume they are united to achieve the goal of change? Earlier this summer, The Guardian reported on a possible consequence of the continuing fragmentation of the political landscape in the UK following...

Can Brexit Be Achieved With Minimal Damage?

October 17, 2016

With Theresa May planning to get Brexit talks underway by March 2017, experts weigh in on ways to mitigate the cost to the UK and the EU. The steep dive on October 7 of the British pound in early Asian trading—losing more than 6% against the US dollar—has been attributed to computerized...

Corbyn Faces a Grand Task to Transform Labour

September 20, 2015

What lies ahead for Jeremy Corbyn and the British Labour Party? When Jeremy Corbyn squeaked onto the ballot for the British Labour Party’s leadership race, he was a 100-1 outsider. Nobody expected him to win—least of all a demoralized, fragmented and weak left. While his victory is a huge...

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