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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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Progressive Troglodytes

So here’s something interesting. Recently, we saw an article on the BBC website about underground farming. It seems there are some serious academics (we mean, very learned individuals) who are suggesting the UK could address some of its food supply problems by taking old coal mines and turning them into underground farms. They are quite…

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Vova, too small for his shapka?

by Colette Hartwich Editor’s note: Vova is the Russian diminutive of the name Vladimir. A shapka is a brimless fur cap.     The Kremlin midget, Vova, in his psychotic efforts to become a Tsar and revive the Russian Empire may have gone too far. The non-fake facts on which the non-Russian specialists agree –…

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Russia: Business As Usual

The problem with conspiracy theories is that the world is, broadly speaking, exactly the way it seems to the average person. This was hammered home recently when the Russian government attempted to assassinate a former KGB mole in the UK. There are people out there who would have you believe that the nefarious Russians would…

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Beer Blues

Beer is central to British popular culture. Which is a shame, says Luke Haines, because at least one major beer appreciation society has managed to reproduce all the racism and sexism that are the worst aspects of the UK. One of the interesting parallels between England and America is that both countries have a North/South…

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I Like My Coffee Green…

  By Luke Haines   Quick question: What’s the one thing the world needs more of right now? Some of you may have said “love,” or “tolerance,” still others would say “education” or “clean water.” If your answer was “little, piddling slips of paper” or “casual littering,” then you probably work for Costa Coffee.  Costa…

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