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Feeling ‘regrexit,’ the UK needs a Brexit exit (UPDATE)

Let’s face it, United Kingdom: The dream of separating from the European Union has blown up. Hold a new referendum to stay in the EU, and vote the correct way this time around. Many in the UK are having serious second thoughts about the 2016 vote to leave the European Union — not unlike the way […]

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Why Europeans can’t stand Donald Trump

Depending on which story is being floated, Donald Trump either is or isn’t canceling his planned trip to the United Kingdom, reportedly set for next fall. But whether Air Force One lands at Heathrow or not, the U.S. president would be greeted with the equivalent of a giant British raspberry. And we’re not talking about […]

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Hey, media: Trump campaign solicited foreign donations. Why aren’t you covering it?

Why isn’t the media all over this story? It seems to be the latest word in the Donald Trump “scampaign.” Donald J. Trump Jr. sent hundreds of emails soliciting campaign donations for his father’s presidential campaign to foreign politicians, including all elected officials from the United Kingdom, Iceland, and Australia. But according to the Federal […]

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Life after ‘Brexit’ will not be tea and crumpets

Let me preface this by saying that London is probably my favorite city in the world. Not just London. Bath. Stratford-upon-Avon. The Cotswolds. The many places I haven’t yet been to but have only read about in scores of British mysteries, Jane Austen, tales of Robin Hood and King Arthur. Spy stories, from Ian Fleming […]

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Why Britain’s possible ‘Brexit’ from the EU matters to the U.S.

Let’s turn away from the national obsession that is the 2016 U.S. presidential election to look at another contest the world is watching. In two months, citizens of the United Kingdom will be asked to vote on a major question regarding their future—should the UK stay in the European Union? Campaigning has officially begun for […]

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Donald Trump is a wazzock and other British insults (UPDATE)

In response to an online petition from nearly 600,000 Britons to ban a certain loud-mouthed U.S. presidential candidate from their shores, the British House of Commons held a “debate” on the subject of keeping out Donald Trump. Of course, it wasn’t a real debate, because only the British Home Secretary, not Parliament, has the actual […]

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