Tag: Theresa May

Will Boris Johnson Be the New Face of Britain?

Will Boris Johnson Be the New Face of Britain?

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...

Trump Attempts to Get a Handle on Brexit’s Timing

Trump Attempts to Get a Handle on Brexit’s Timing

As Theresa May’s resignation becomes official, Donald Trump encourages her to “stick around” for a “great” trade deal. US President Donald Trump, like the pussycat in the nursery rhyme, has “been to London to visit the queen.” He even visited another female leader who, under normal...

Is Theresa May about to Cry “Mayday”?

Is Theresa May about to Cry “Mayday”?

Theresa May has tried one more time after trying again and again, and to her surprise, she has failed yet again. British Prime Minister Theresa May appears mystified. But at least, after so many attempts, she is now in a position to tell us why everyone else is wrong and how pitiful the outcome...

Is Brexit Just an Example of Politicians Following the Fads?

Is Brexit Just an Example of Politicians Following the Fads?

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...

The Sharp Horns of the Brexit Dilemma Keep Getting Sharper

The Sharp Horns of the Brexit Dilemma Keep Getting Sharper

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...

History Is Having a Fit over National Leadership across the Globe

History Is Having a Fit over National Leadership across the Globe

Are there any nations today — with the possible exception of China — not struggling with what must be called a fitness problem they have no answer for? As the situation in Algeria continues to evolve and accelerate, Al Jazeera reports that “Algeria's army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah has called...

The Mood of Brexit Is More than a Grammatical Problem

The Mood of Brexit Is More than a Grammatical Problem

The grammar of Brexit, stuck for two years in the subjunctive mood, is now aiming at a shift of moods thanks to Wednesday’s indicative vote. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary reports. Anyone who has studied the grammar of any language in a classroom at any point in their life may remember the...

Statisticians Embracing Uncertainty and Paradigm Shift

Statisticians Embracing Uncertainty and Paradigm Shift

Banishing the notion of things that are “statistically significant” means that uncertainty is destined to become a more significant part of our lives. Though in a very deep sense we are a civilization governed by statistics, most people show little interest in a mathematical discipline that...

Theresa May’s Surreal Game: Playing with Time

Theresa May’s Surreal Game: Playing with Time

With her third attempt likely to fail, the British prime minister may never withdraw her proposal for withdrawal. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary reports. As this week begins, the UK and Europe find themselves less than two weeks away from the official cutoff date for Brexit. In the nearly three...

Brexiteers Are Not After Compromise

Brexiteers Are Not After Compromise

Leading Brexiteers are after catharsis, not compromise. Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton explains. In the UK, a no-deal Brexit has become increasingly likely. This is because Prime Minister Theresa May has decided her priority is to avoid a split in the Conservative Party. She has...

Theresa May Promises More Talks But No Walks

Theresa May Promises More Talks But No Walks

Newspapers have their own ways of talking about talks and influencing imminent disasters. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. Published simultaneously on February 7, following a meeting in Brussels between British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU leaders, here are two contrasting versions of...

EU Tells May to March On

EU Tells May to March On

Before being swept from power and leaving Britain unmoored, Theresa May has had one last sweep with her parliamentary broom.  In a January 30 headline, The Daily Mail can't contain its excitement at what it sees as a historic moment: “Sweeping victory for May as she wins all but one vote in...

Theresa May Survives, Brexit May Not

Theresa May Survives, Brexit May Not

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...

Brexit Is Far from Over

Brexit Is Far from Over

The underlying structural and cultural problems of the UK are not going to change by leaving the European Union. On January 15, the Tory government faced the biggest defeat in British political history, when Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement from the European Union was...

The Secret’s Out: Brexit Will Leave Britain Worse Off

The Secret’s Out: Brexit Will Leave Britain Worse Off

Worse or worser: Britain has to choose how it’s going to choose again. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. There were some solid arguments in favor of British voters choosing to leave the European Union in 2016, but future economic prosperity apparently wasn’t one of them. The...

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