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Sorry Brexiters, UK’s Not Singapore

Interesting article over on CNN recently. In Brexiteer fantasy of Singapore-style economy will be hard to achieve, Tara John looks at the aspiration of some Brexit supporters to turn Britain into a libertarian utopia of low taxes, low government spending, and near zero regulation of business, just like Singapore. According to John, that really is…

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The Anglosphere…Or Not

So I ran across an interesting term a year or so back, “The Anglosphere.” What this is, basically, is the English-speaking nations of the world considered as a single social, economic, and political grouping—i.e., Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Why I find the Anglosphere interesting politically is that at least some…

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Brexit: The Long And Winding Apocalypse

Perhaps the best metaphor for Brexit comes from my countryman Neil Gaiman, who wrote a comic series in the late 1980s called Sandman. There are, in the Sandman mythos, seven eternal beings. Death, Desire, Dreams, Destuction, Destiny, Despair, and Delerium. When a mad occultist attempts to summon and capture Death in order to make humanity…

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Flash: May Survives…sort of

News Flash: Theresa May survived a vote of no-confidence. There had been some question of this after her historic defeat on a Brexit deal. However, as John Cassidy points out in the New Yorker, that’s not necessarily good news for the people of the UK. May’s government remains in place, and remains as incapable of…

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Flash: May Suffers Historic Defeat

Britain’s PM, Theresa May, suffered an historic defeat on Tuesday when MPs rejected her Brexit deal by almost two to one. Analysts are suggesting this could be the end of her PMship. The question is what it will do to Brexit.        

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Brexit Crystal Ball

One of the many, many unpleasant things about the rightwards trend in modern politics is that we have to engage with things we’d rather not. The Nazis were unpleasant enough when they were just the bad guys in an Indiana Jones movie; now that they’re walking through the streets with placards it’s all a bit…

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Brexit: Apocalypse When?

Every so often, as a British person, I get asked how Brexit is working out. An emotionally honest response would just involve baffled, terrified screaming for the next several minutes, but British reserve dictates that I simply shift uncomfortably and say “Not very well.” The normal state of Brexit is that nobody understands what is…

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