Category Archives: Great Britain

Opinion | The Malign Incompetence of the British Ruling Class – By Pankaj Mishra – The New York Times

David Lindsay: I’ve struggled to understand Brexit since it occurred about two years ago. Its like another chapter in Barbara Tuckman’s “The March of Folly.” Why would Britain do something so against it’s real, long-term interest. This op-ed by Pakaj … Continue reading

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Opinion | Hold a Second Brexit Referendum – By Roger Cohen – The New York Times

By Roger Cohen Opinion Columnist Jan. 15, 2019,   651 Protesters outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday. Credit Neil Hall/EPA, via Shutterstock “A democracy that cannot change its mind is not a democracy. The people may do that when presented … Continue reading

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Brexit: A Disunited Kingdom – NYT

David Lindsay I want to remind folks, that investigators have reported that Russian trolls and bots and Cambridge Analytica, owned by the right wing billionaire Robert Mercer, were both part of the campaign to destablize Britain with Brexit. It has … Continue reading

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Brexit for the Non-Brit: What Is It- and Why Can’t They Get It Done? – by Stephen Castle – The New York Times

Why Is a Compromise So Elusive? The Achilles’ heel of a Brexit deal is the border between Ireland, a member of the European Union, and Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom. For years, this border was militarized because of … Continue reading

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Opinion | Is Merkel to Blame for Brexit? – by Jochen Bittner – NYT

For those of us who still want to see a vibrant, unified Europe, our best hope for the moment is the faint chance for a second referendum on Brexit. If Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan on how to leave does … Continue reading

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Opinion | Brexit Meets Gravity – by Paul Krugman – NYT

These days I’m writing a lot about trade policy. I know there are more crucial topics, like Alan Dershowitz. Maybe a few other things? But getting and spending go on; and to be honest, in a way I’m doing trade … Continue reading

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Signs of Russian Meddling in Brexit Referendum – The New York Times

“LONDON — More than 150,000 Russian-language Twitter accounts posted tens of thousands of messages in English urging Britain to leave the European Union in the days before last year’s referendum on the issue, a team of researchers disclosed on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Dunkirk- the War and the Amnesia of the Empire – by Yasmin Khan – NYT

OXFORD, England — Two and a half million soldiers drawn from Britain’s empire in South Asia fought in World War II. But they are missing from many British commemorations and accounts of the war — an absence reinforced by Christopher … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s Weak and Wobbly Outfit – Roger Cohen – NYT

“An inept campaign saw May promising “strong and stable” government so often it became a joke. Britain, on the eve of a momentous negotiation that will define the lives of the youth who never wanted “Brexit,” now has the opposite: … Continue reading

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A Case for Jeremy Corbyn – by Roger Cohen – NYT

For a long time I could not bring myself to write about the British election. Trump-coddling, self-important, flip-flopping Theresa May, ensconced at 10 Downing Street without ever being elected prime minister, was going to sweep to her hard-Brexit victory and … Continue reading

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