In an historic referendum on June 23, 2016 a majority of British citizens voted to Leave the European Union, and the ruling Conservative Party of the United Kingdom agreed to carry out the will of The People. So far,...
Either a country is led by a strong leader who controls the narrative or the narrative is controlled by others And because Theresa May allowed the narrative to be controlled by everyone but her since July 2016, the present moment...
London, March 14, 2019: British MP's vote on a number of indicative votes in the House of Commons to help the government gain some understanding of where Parliament sits on each potential pathway forward through the final days of...
London, UK: Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative government loses a historic vote in the UK House of Commons on her cherished (and reworked) Withdrawal Agreement by a vote of 391-242, a margin of 149 votes. History: On January 23, 2016...
STATEMENT: Being a British Prime Minister has got to be the least fun job on Earth. WHY? Because everyone wants you to fail! Opposition MP's want the Prime Minister to fail (don't take it personally) it has been thus since...
Some things look pretty obvious in retrospect, don't they? After the Conservative and Unionist Party of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland hired a known Remainer to be Prime Minister following the June 23, 2016 EU referendum, newly-installed PM Theresa...
Are politicians becoming irrelevant in the 21st-century? If you're judging them by their failure to create a legally binding Brexit Withdrawal Agreement that can be ratified by the UK and EU27 countries, then, yes, they have (all of them) conspired...
Q: Why do EU negotiators feel the need to have an Irish Backstop? A: The simple answer is that the EU has one set of tariffs (a tariff regime that's part of the EU's Single Market) and it's expected that...
With less than 50-days until the official Brexit date of March 29, 2019, no Withdrawal Agreement exists to guide future relations between the UK and the EU. Although no reference to a such a withdrawal agreement appeared on the 2016...
There is a rock at the southern tip of Spain called Gibraltar which is a holdover from the British colonial era, and contrary to UK public opinion it served no useful military purpose during World War II. But it's...
As per UK law, Britain is set to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. Which is the automatic default, by the way. Even if the government were to pack up shop and go on vacation, the UK...
1. Theresa May's draft Withdrawal Agreement fails in the UK House of Commons by a vote of 432-202, the largest government defeat since the 1920's. 2. But all is not lost as most of those voting against the draft Withdrawal...
The UK's draft Withdrawal Agreement is a fine agreement except that it lacks in one key area; The so-called 'backstop' portion of the agreement which has no end-date. It's a major flaw in the draft and it must be...
The best example of European 'Low Ambition' has arrived in the UK of all places(!) and British citizens should be enraged. After piddling around for over 2 1/2 years, the UK government is now putting out 'feelers' about how the...
Welcome to London, 2020. You're in the former Battersea Power Station where the British International Motor Show is being held this week! Apple Inc's new London HQ is full of Alan Turing-esqe brilliant people glad to be hosting the show...
Well Brexit fans, that was a year, wasn't it? Everything that could've happened, did happen -- except for a 2nd EU referendum which (speaking hypothetically) if the Leave side won, might've put a stop to the complaining of Remainers who...
"Every day we teach others how to treat us" ...is a truism that hides in plain sight wherever there are human beings And the EU has taught the world and UK politicians that the EU27 countries are famous for their...
It's not you Theresa May, it's your draft Withdrawal Agreement that's caused your problems That can't be said enough, for it's the only glaringly wrong thing that Theresa May has done throughout her premiership. Perhaps 'wrong' is too strong a word...
Very Important People said it would never happen. They said it would be impossible for Britain's 1922 Committee to gather enough votes to call for a leadership contest in the Conservative Party. They laughed, they wrote Op/Eds mocking the UK...
If there was one thing that unified the 17.4 million Britons who voted to Leave the European Union, it was to end freedom of movement between the UK and the EU, as the utter failure of the EU's Schengen...
Theresa May's draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement (WA) may be better than nothing but it isn't the best possible deal for the UK, for British business, nor for British citizens. But a better deal may still be in the cards...
The first referendum was held in 1975 so UK voters could approve or disapprove of the UK joining the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1973 (a trading union) and Britons approved it in 1975. Although that referendum was held...
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -- Benjamin Franklin Theresa May's EU draft Withdrawal Agreement seems to meet 3-out-of-the-4 metrics of the leave campaign, but importantly, it doesn't...
VIDEO: Theresa May speaks to the CBI on November 19, 2018 https://youtu.be/dxNDBrPaudQ Copyright: Confederation of British Industry and BBC Transcript of Theresa May's speech to the Confederation of British Industry, November 19, 2018 INTRODUCTION: "Thank you very much. It is a pleasure to...
Last week Theresa May returned from the continent with a 585-page Brexit proposal in hand that she says is worth signing so that Brexit negotiations can move forward to the 'Future Relationship' phase where the UK and the EU...
Think about it for a second. The thing we call Brexit is being held-up by a tiny item called tariffs. It's ridiculous. (OK, there are some other things too, but for today let's talk tariffs, specifically, Zero Tariff trade...
So, welcome fellow travellers... to the EU's very own 'Hotel California' where, apparently, 'you can check-in any time you like, but you can never leave'. But of course we know that the UK can leave the European Union -- that...
Until now I've been a strong Theresa May supporter. After all, she jumped at the chance to become 'The Brexit Prime Minister' and she respected the will of the British electorate by acting appropriately on the result of the...
In the Brexit home stretch it looks like nobody is happy, which is a situation that negotiators and their backers often encounter and no one should extrapolate any great conclusions from the recent commentary or resignations of leading actors...
The days of a foreign power deciding how many people can live in the UK are rapidly closing. On any date past March 29, 2019 the UK government could decide to radically alter the future of Great Britain. And...
"Name five benefits of a Hard Brexit" someone asked recently, which conveniently forms the basis of a useful discussion. So then, let's have it: The UK instantly saves £39 billion pounds. The UK will no longer need to pay...
As the official Brexit date of March 29, 2019 approaches the main sticking point to an orderly Brexit now appears to be the lack of agreement between the UK and the EU on whether or not there will be...
One point that never seems to get enough attention in the UK and other Western democracies is that there are always more job-seekers than jobs available. It doesn't matter which country, which decade, which party is in power; The fact...
Theresa May naively assumed that if she could just come up with the 'right' Brexit deal the EU would sign it and life would be good for citizens on both sides of the English Channel forever, and ever, and...
EU leaders had been heard praising Theresa May's Chequers plan in recent days and no doubt, she was in fine spirits as she flew to meet EU leaders in Salzburg Austria... only to find that her well-intentioned plan was...
So many people are caught up in the present Brexit moment they forget there will be life after the official Brexit date of March 29, 2019. With that in mind, policymakers must begin to focus on the problems that will...
Until March 29, 2019 the UK remains in the European Union -- which means that Britain remains a party to CETA (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) between the EU and Canada. And the CETA accord is a very fine...
"KPMG predicts economic growth of 1.4 per cent next year, but cuts this to 0.6 per cent if Britain leaves the EU without a deal." -- The Times While some firms predict slower than normal growth for the UK economy...
Fishing boats from France and the UK clash in international waters off the French coast While my head is with the British fishermen attacked yesterday for legally scraping for scallops in international waters, my heart is with the French fishermen...
The China Internet Network Information Center says the country recorded a jump in internet users of 30 million during the first half of 2018 alone "Chinese internet users have crossed the 800 million mark for the first time ever as...