Why Liars Win Elections

December 16, 2019

The vast majority of voters got it right. They knew that Thursday’s election could only produce a meaningless result, and they acted in consequence. Although unambiguous, the result answers no questions, but opens up new ones. To anyone with an understanding of historical processes, the idea...

Britain’s Practice of Unsafe Politics

November 18, 2019

The Brexit virus has infected the Brits and destroyed their natural immune system.   Opportunistic infections and cancers now thrive in the weakened British political metabolism and have enabled Boris Johnson to come to power, and other unnatural organisms to flourish. Brexit Party...

Johnson Can Bring the Country Down With Him in One Final Fail

July 26, 2019

All eyes are focused these days on Boris Johnson, the new prime minister of the United Kingdom.  But that’s not the most important news this month out of Britain. The Labor Party has finally come around to opposing the country’s exit from the European Union, though it’s possibly a case of...

Pro-European Conservatives Will Soon Call Time on Brexit

October 29, 2018

The relentless political logic of Brexit will soon lead a determined group of Conservative MPs to stop Brexit in its tracks. There is a relentless logic about the whole Brexit saga. Like a series of deductions in a mathematical proof, one step leads to another until a firm conclusion is reached....

British Politician Vince Cable Could Lead a Government of National Unity

September 25, 2017

Veteran Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable might just hold the key to Britain’s Brexit woes. My country is in a dreadful mess. Everybody knows it, although some of our politicians are still trying to pretend that they don’t. Unless something dramatic happens, as the clock strikes...

Will History Repeat Itself for the Conservatives?

June 27, 2017

Might 2017 see a repetition of the historical splits in the Conservative Party? As the many consequences of the June 8 election work through, the United Kingdom is edging closer to a rare historical occurrence already celebrated twice before: a formal split in the (still just about) ruling...