By Kevin Dowd | Monday July 4, 2016 at 5:42 PM PDT | Comments Off on Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 2: The Disunited Kingdom
[See Part 1 Here] Besides handing down the vote to Leave the EU, the June 23rd Brexit referendum also demonstrated that the UK is a house divided. The vote itself was fairly narrow: 52% vs. 48%. Northern Ireland (NI), Scotland and London had clear majorities for Remain, but much of the rest of England...
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By Kevin Dowd | Sunday June 26, 2016 at 5:19 PM PDT | Comments Off on Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 1: UK Politics
[See Part 2 Here] Thursday, 23 June 2016, will go down in history as the United Kingdom’s own Independence Day. American readers will hopefully appreciate the irony. The take-home message is that people in the UK lost confidence in a complacent and corrupt European Union (EU) elite that wouldn’t listen to them and was...
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By Melancton Smith | Thursday January 10, 2013 at 11:12 AM PDT | 1 Comment
According to the London Evening Standard, Prime Minister David Cameron is planning to announce a referendum to be held after the 2015 general election on Britain’s relationship with the EU. Conservatives hope to negotiate a looser membership in which fewer powers are ceded to Brussels, and hold a referendum on the outcome. In other words, Britain...
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