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May

Under Pressure To Quit After Election Loss, May Will Try To Form Coalition

  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 […]

June 9, 2017
Danziger on Scots and Brexit

Danziger: The Wee Sheepies Hate Brexit

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.

April 12, 2017
Danziger on Scottish anger over Brexit

Danziger: Turning The Caber On Brexit

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.

March 15, 2017
Trump, Russia, Nuclear Deal

How Trump Plans To Make The ‘Best’ Nuclear Arms Deal With Russia

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.

January 16, 2017
Trump, Horror Film, 2016

#EndorseThis: What If 2016 Really Was A Horror Film?

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.

December 30, 2016
Most Americans believe Russia is hacking Democrats to influence US election

Why The West Must Counter Russian Disinformation

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.

December 2, 2016
Theresa May

After Perceived Snubs, UK’s May Calls Trump To Strengthen Ties

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.

November 29, 2016
Fake partisan news makes Facebook millions

A Platform For Fake News, Facebook Undermines Our Civic Culture

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.

November 17, 2016
Donald Trump is bad for the economy

‘Trump Thump’ Whacks Bond Market For $1 Trillion Loss

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.

November 14, 2016
Stock trader in Frankfurt, Germany reacts to Trump victory

No Brexit: Global Markets, Currencies, And Stocks Break Fall Amid Uncertainty

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.

November 9, 2016

Cartoon: Their Stupidest Hour

I can see the horizon!

September 18, 2016
Nigel farage

Outgoing Anti-EU Firebrand Farage Demands His Party Push For ‘Hard’ Brexit

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.

September 16, 2016
European union

Hollande, Merkel Urge Clear Vision For Addressing Europe’s Weaknesses

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.

September 15, 2016
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Number 10 Downing Street to attend Prime Minister's Questions at parliament in London, Britain June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

#EndorseThis: David Cameron’s Swan Song

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.”

July 12, 2016
Nigel Farage

Brexit: UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Resigns

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 […]

July 4, 2016
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves number 11 Downing Street in London, Britain March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

British Finance Minister Cuts Corporate Taxes To Stay ‘Competitive’

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.

July 4, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

What Brexit Means To US? Another Trumpian Victory

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.

July 3, 2016
A Brexit supporter holds a Union Flag at a Vote Leave rally in London, Britain June 4, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Alt-Right Emboldened

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.

July 1, 2016
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomes Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, prior to a plenary session at the European Parliament on the outcome of the "Brexit" in Brussels, Belgium. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Website Boasts Nigel Farage’s Hilarious Leaked ‘Plan’ For Leaving The EU

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.

July 1, 2016
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair listens to a question during an appearance at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan

Blair: Brits Have ‘Right To Change Mind’ After Brexit

“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.”

July 1, 2016
The Union Jack and the European Union flag are seen flying in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar

Why Was The Brexit Vote So Shocking to Global Elites?

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.

July 1, 2016
Former mayor of London and Vote Leave campaigner Boris Johnson speaks during a visit to Reid Steel on a campaign stop in Christchurch, Britain, May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Ex-London Mayor Upends Race For UK Prime Minister By Quitting

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.

June 30, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) meets with the leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries in Beijing November 10, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Why Democrats Are Fighting Each Other Over The Trans-Pacific Partnership

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.

June 29, 2016
Brexit, Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel, political cartoon

Cartoon: Boris Johnson Plans Britain’s Future

Boris Johnson might need to watch his back.

June 29, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump gestures as he tours his Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland, Britain August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne/File Photo

Illegal? Trump Campaign Asks International Politicians For Money

“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.

June 29, 2016