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...

Trump Attempts to Get a Handle on Brexit’s Timing

June 07, 2019

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”?

May 23, 2019

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?

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...

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...

History Is Having a Fit over National Leadership across the Globe

March 28, 2019

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

March 27, 2019

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

March 26, 2019

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

March 18, 2019

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

February 16, 2019

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...

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