The Truth and Lies of the UK General Election

December 12, 2019

Britain is gripped by election fever. The polls suggest voters are as divided as ever. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Tories face accusations of Islamophobia. Jeremy Corbyn is seemingly the face of acute and widely-held antisemitism in the Labour Party. For some, Corbyn is an...

Brexit Shuts Down Parliament

September 10, 2019

The shutting down of the British Parliament for approximately five weeks at a time when MPs would ordinarily wish to scrutinize the workings of government — especially given the particular vicissitudes of Brexit and all that it creates in terms of division, polarization and anger across society...

Will Boris Johnson Be the New Face of Britain?

July 17, 2019

Boris Johnson, the former UK foreign secretary who is expected to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, earned his right to reign over the presumably final act of Brexit by becoming a media superstar. Adept at multiple roles to keep his audience entertained, in a recent performance he even donned the...

The Sharp Horns of the Brexit Dilemma Keep Getting Sharper

April 04, 2019

The Brexit melodrama has had the merit of exposing how political decision-making takes place, or more accurately how it is prevented from taking place. In an article on April 3, The Guardian highlights (in an earlier edition) not only the quandary of British Prime Minister Theresa May, but also...

Theresa May Survives, Brexit May Not

January 17, 2019

Divorce is turning out to be more painful than marriage and might make the UK stay in the European Union. These are days of high drama. William Shakespeare, the prince of playwrights, could not have penned it better. On January 15, British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a historic defeat in...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Boris Johnson’s “Freedom of Speech”

August 13, 2018

When does one person’s freedom contain in its definition the right to cancel another person’s freedom? As noted in the previous edition of The Daily Devil’s Dictionary, Britain’s chief Donald Trump emulator (and owner of an equally impressive mop of blond hair), Boris Johnson, is under...