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Brexit And The South China Sea: Why Politicians Lie

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and the majority of politicians campaigning for the United Kingdom to quit the European Union have consciously been feeding the British public untruths in the run up to last month's Brexit vote.

Even The UK's Most Prominent Immigration Opponent Thinks Trump Is 'Out There'

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics

Nigel Farage, formerly the leader of the UK Independence Party and one of the leading advocates for Britain’s departure from the European Union, bas...

The EU: Too Big Not To Fail

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Joan Z. Shore

The EU emerged as an ambitious, yet modest, enterprise in 1957. Just six nations -- Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands -...

Leavers' Remorse: Why Brexit May Never Happen

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

The Brexit referendum need not become a suicide pact. As a legal matter, the Brexit vote is not binding on Parliament, which will need to authorize and set the terms for the negotiation of Britain's exit from the EU under Article 50 process.

Beware The Disrupter With No Follow-Up Plan (A Post-Brexit Lesson)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

What do you call leaders who lead their nation off a cliff, then, surveying the wreckage, they cut and run? How about "unconscionable"?

Bailing After Brexit: UK Independence Party Leader Farage Quits

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 07.04.2016 | World

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Britain's insurgent right-wing populist UK Independence Party said on Monday he was stepping down after realising his...

Amid Chaos, Don't Count Trump Out

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We cannot change other people's minds. But we must try to help people see the implications of their decision. One candidate is sane and experienced, has a detailed grasp of policy, and knows world leaders. The other is gaspingly ignorant, shoots from the hip, and is openly contemptuous toward women and minorities.

The Real Meaning of Brexit

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Some Eurocrats imagine that dissatisfaction with the EU is a uniquely English phenomenon. For instance, Politico's Tim King contended: "This referendum is primarily a domestic political fight." It actually is much more.

One Coin, Two Sides: Brexit and Trump

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The hateful rejection of reality is the direct precursor to the rise of a demagogue like Trump. This rejection of fact as a basis for discussion leads to Brexit.

Dear Tony Blair: It's Not The Pitch, It's The Product

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

One thing is clear: Although Tony Blair laments the failure of the "political center," this didn't happen because he and his colleagues failed. It happened because they succeeded.

BREXIT: Lessons of History Applied by UK's Patriots

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

After all the noise, threats, doomsday scenarios and cataclysmic prognosis by political pundits and elitists, the only relevant argument in the BREXIT victory is the self-determination by the British people.

Brexit May Have A Silver Lining For The US?

Alister Chapman | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Alister Chapman

If Britain is in crisis by November's elections, that could be good news for the US. Voters might be more risk averse. But the immediate silver lining for anyone who does not want a Trump presidency is a blueprint for how not to persuade the discontented.

Diplomat's Reaction To Brexit Leader Nigel Farage Is Pretty Much Perfect

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.05.2016 | World

Nigel Farage, the head of Britain's U.K. Independence Party and the de facto leader of Brexit, gave a fiery speech to the European Parliament on Tuesd...

Brexit Vote, UK Political Confusion Keep World Markets On Edge

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 06.28.2016 | World

Britain's vote to leave the European Union continued to reverberate through financial markets, with the pound falling to its lowest level in 31 years,...

Brexit: Has Europe's 'Arab Spring' Just Begun?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

'Brexit' bears too much resemblance to the 'Arab Spring' - and unfortunately - this is not meant in a good way.

Where The UK's Major Brexit Players Stand After The Referendum

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.29.2016 | World

Days after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, leading British politicians face infighting with their parties, anger from voters and...

Brexit Is a Mutiny Against the Cosmopolitan Elite

Craig Calhoun | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Craig Calhoun

LONDON -- Brexit, a revolt against cosmopolitan "Cool Britannia," will be remembered as an early step in the unraveling of the EU and the shift of global economic activity toward Asia.

What Brexit Means for Climate

Emilie Mazzacurati | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Emilie Mazzacurati

BOTTOM LINE In the short run, Brexit means, at the very least, delays and complications in the process towards the ratification of the Paris Accord. ...

OMG, Nigel Farage Looks And Laughs Like Vizzini From 'Princess Bride'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.25.2016 | Comedy

Watching the news about Britain exiting the European Union this week, it was impossible not to see the face of UK Independent Party leader Nigel Farag...

Brexit: A Cousin Of Trumpism? A Distant Cousin Of Fascism?

Lawrence Rosenthal | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Rosenthal

Structurally, something similar seems to be happening in reverse. That is, instead of a situation in which structural disparity results from some sectors failing to develop while other sectors raced ahead, we now are fostering structural disparities owing to sectors that are falling backwards, out of the modern (or post-modern) world.

Britain's Choice: Suicide or Freedom, and Nothing In Between

Robin Koerner | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Robin Koerner

As I mentioned, I am about to find out something fundamental about my native land. If this vote goes the wrong way, it will be sadly, awfully, and for all time, my "former country" . It will not even be anyone's country in any meaningful sense of the word...

The Unintended Consequences of Brexit

David de Sola | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
David de Sola

Congratulations, Brexit voters. You got what you wanted and opened the proverbial Pandora's Box. Now you get to own the consequences of your actions.

Will Brexit Become Britain's Self-Sacrifice to Save the European Union?

Cas Mudde | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

In short, the EU referendum campaign and result have thrown the UK into a deeper crisis than the EU. While both will be fundamentally transformed as a consequence of Brexit, only the existence of the UK is really threatened. Here are the some of the key points.

Anti-EU Leader Ignores Jo Cox’s Murder In ‘Crass’ Brexit Victory Speech

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.24.2016 | World

A British anti-EU leader sparked outrage when he said the "out" campaign won the country's vote to leave the European Union Thursday "without a single...

From Brexit To Breakup: A Scottish View On The EU Referendum

David Miles | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
David Miles

Something we in Scotland learned the hard way in 2014 is that referendum questions are dangerous because they make both choices on the ballot paper seem equally plausible. By giving the people a choice we somehow assume that either option is a safe one.