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UK and European News.

Although it’s entirely subjective, I think the funniest event in human history happened on February 3rd, 1969, when Allen Funt boarded a plane. Funt –  whose name is already objectively funny – was the host of Candid Camera, the hidden camera show that played pranks on the public. Unbeknownst to him or anyone else, two…

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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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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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Tommy Robinson: International Tool

There is an interesting article over on the Guardian website, Revealed: the hidden global network behind Tommy Robinson by Josh Halliday, Lois Beckett, and Caelainn Barr. For those who don’t know, Robinson is a sort of right wing poster boy in the U.K. He is a loud and consistent voice for British populism and nationalism.…

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