LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government on Friday after an election debacle that saw her Conservative Party lose its parliamentary majority days before talks on Britain’s EU departure are due to begin. Confident of securing a sweeping victory, May had called the […]
So fed up are the Scots with Britain’s exit from the European Union that they’re mulling their own “Brexit” — and as Danziger points out, their wee sheepies are sure to follow.
Now that British Prime Minister Theresa May has begun the process that will conclude in her country’s exit from the European Union, Danziger notes that the Scots are again contemplating their own exit from the United Kingdom — a turn of the caber that London won’t applaud.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal with Moscow, he told The Times of London. “They have sanctions on Russia — let’s see if we can make some good deals with Russia,” the Republican president-elect said during his interview.
If there is anything that we can all agree on, it’s that 2016 has been a terrible and traumatic year. It’s almost as though we’ve all been living in a real-life horror film.
If Western countries do not take steps to actively counter Russian disinformation, an emboldened Russia will continue to use these tactics to influence elections around the world.
Following his election, Trump spoke to nine other world leaders before he spoke to May. He also suggested that Nigel Farage should be Britain’s ambassador to Washington, an unprecedented breach of diplomatic protocol.
Though hyper-partisan fake news stories have come from both the left and the right, Facebook entrepreneurs know that the money is in plowing the Trumpian fields. And for all the patriotic memes, foreigners are behind much of the manipulation of the American public.
Donald Trump’s stunning victory may mark the end to the more than 30-year-old bull run in bonds. A two-day thumping wiped out more than $1 trillion across global bond markets worldwide, the worst rout in nearly 2 years.
The 0.6 percent dip in European stocks was nowhere near as bad as the 4 percent plunge futures markets had indicated and the near 9 percent slump suffered after the UK Brexit vote.
Nigel Farage, the firebrand of Britain’s Brexit campaign, used his final speech as leader of the UK Independence Party on Friday to demand that his successor pushes for a “hard” EU exit that meets the demands of his party’s voters.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that it was crucial an upcoming European Union summit, the first since Britain voted to leave the bloc, addressed the EU’s weaknesses with a plan for reforms.
Much as aluminium tends to oxidise into rust, so too has British Prime Minister David Cameron’s time come to be replaced by a newer, shinier premier — in this case, Home Secretary Theresa May, who was named the next Tory premier faster than you could say, “Bob’s your uncle.”
Nigel Farage, leader of the far-right United Kingdom Independence Party and a leading supporter of a campaign to leave the EU in a recent referendum, has resigned. Farage, who announced his resignation on Monday, said that he would continue to support UKIP and help Britain become independent of the bloc. “I have never been, and […]
The new rate, which was announced without a target date, compares with Osborne’s previous target to cut corporation tax to 17 percent by 2020 from 20 percent now. It compares with an average of 25 percent among most developed economies.
Many people see striking similarities between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. One of those people is Donald Trump, who happened to arrive in Scotland as the news of the “Brexit” came in. Unsurprisingly he took him no time at all to make the story all about himself.
Trump’s campaign has already energized the once-struggling white nationalist movement. Brexit—living proof that virulently nativist politics can find their way into the mainstream and can deal a severe blow to the global order within the confines of the democratic process—can only embolden them.
One website claims to have gotten ahold of Nigel Farage’s plan to make everything right again in Britain. It’s a bit hard to read, though. See if you can figure it out.
“Don’t underestimate the damage having Nigel Farage address the European Parliament in that way does to our interests. Remember who has to agree any new deal for Britain: the European Parliament.”
The most shocking thing about “Brexit” — the British people’s resounding vote to pull their country out of the European Union — is that it came as such a shock to the British establishment. After all, say the flummoxed elites, everyone who is anyone in Great Britain was opposed to exiting.
Johnson’s announcement, to audible gasps from a roomful of journalists and supporters, was the biggest political surprise since Prime Minister David Cameron quit on Friday, the morning after losing the referendum on British membership in the bloc.
Skepticism surrounding the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership has built up on both sides of the American political spectrum, and indeed around the world, but key differences are emerging on the left just weeks ahead of the Democratic National Convention.
“These voters stood up for their nation — they put the United Kingdom first, and they took their country back,” reads one of the emails, before asking for a contribution.