Tag: May

Select period from
to
Trump UK Visit: The Winners and Losers of That Not-So-Special Relationship
World
Trump UK Visit: The Winners and Losers of That Not-So-Special Relationship
June 5, 2019

Historically, the special relationship between the UK and the US is really nothing more than an urban myth which has new life forced into it when both Washington and Westminster concurrently need it to serve their political purposes.

Britain Is out of Control
June 4, 2019

Johnson and Gove are Britain’s main contenders to become Britain’s prime minister. One is a lying libertine, a lecherous adulterer who sneers at coloured people; and the other is a cheap trickster who has all the charm, attraction and talent of a sock full of wet spaghetti.

Britain Is out of Control
World
Theresa May’s Unbearable Lightness of Being
World
Theresa May’s Unbearable Lightness of Being
June 2, 2019

May deserves to be a subject of endless fascination for historians and students of popular history for centuries and millennia to come. Her fascination will come not from any positive qualities or negative vices but from her astonishing lack of both.

Brexit Failure Exposed: The Deceit, the Damage and the Daily Mail
May 31, 2019

The referendum’s outcome caught everyone unprepared. Michael Gove, whose forceful decision to support Leave turned the campaign, was fast asleep. He had gone to bed confident that he had made his stand and the country would continue as before. He and his wife Sarah Vine were woken by a call at 4.45, as she recounted in her column. ‘“Michael?” a voice said. “Michael, guess what? We’ve won!” There was a short pause while he put on his glasses. “Gosh,” he said. “I suppose I had better get up.” The government too was taken by surprise. Cameron simply resigned. Only the Bank of England had a contingency plan, to provide extra credit to steady the markets. This was hardly long-term.

Brexit Failure Exposed: The Deceit, the Damage and the Daily Mail
Editor's Сhoice
Sign up for
the Strategic
Culture Foundation
Newsletter
Thoughts on UK Politics
Editor's Сhoice
Thoughts on UK Politics
May 29, 2019

3.1% of those eligible to vote bothered to go to a polling station and vote Tory in an important UK wide election last week. That’s 1 voter in every 33. Yet the Tory Party is shortly going to choose internally, from within its despised ranks, the next Prime Minister of the UK, even though that Tory Party does not even command a majority at Westminster. That is how dysfunctional the UK constitution has become.

Theresa May Cries As She Announces June 7 Resignation
May 25, 2019

Though it’s initial reaction was muted, GBP has moved decidedly higher in recent trade (after a brief selloff following May’s announcement), putting the British currency on track to end its record two-week losing streak of uninterrupted declines.

Theresa May Cries As She Announces June 7 Resignation
Editor's Сhoice
How Gavin Williamson Almost Certainly Got Caught
Editor's Сhoice
How Gavin Williamson Almost Certainly Got Caught
May 8, 2019

It’s ironic is it not that the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, so close to the security services should get caught by the very surveillance services the state has been denying any knowledge of. Craig Murray, former UK ambassador makes an excellent point when it comes to Williamson’s downfall, that America did not want Britain to build 5G infrastructure using Huawei technology – and got its way, irrespective. As for Britain – unable to make even basic decisions without controversy is just another indication of the sheer ineptitude of government the nation is suffering from. Nothing like taking back control eh!

Prime Minister May and the Huawei Scandal
May 7, 2019

Last Wednesday, Senior U.K. Cabinet ministers were hauled before a leak inquiry to determine who was responsible for the unprecedented reporting of highly secret discussions concerning national security. Gavin Williamson was found to be guilty by an investigation of Theresa May’s instigation. Her letter to Williamson was not unambiguous – it categorically stated he was guilty. There was no margin for misunderstanding. As Williamson heads to the backbenches, May has made a new enemy – one who was a party whip – with all the secrets that role comes with.

Prime Minister May and the Huawei Scandal
Editor's Сhoice
More