Tag: European Union
Brexit’s Opponents Echo the Arguments of Loyalists Fearful of American Independence

Voters in today’s slimmed-down United Kingdom (comprised mainly of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) approved on June 23, by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, a referendum obligating London to leave the European Union. David Cameron, the nation’s prime minister and a staunch supporter of “remain” in the prequel to Election…
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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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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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Why I Am Voting for Brexit

[Based on remarks to the Hewitts-Northern Echo Brexit debate held in Darlington, County Durham, England, 15 June 2016.] If we British vote to stay in the European Union (EU), we should consider exactly what it is that we would be voting to remain in. The EU is a democratically-deficient failed state. Its ‘constitution’ is…
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Stimulating—Enough Already!

Despite the evidence to the contrary, the dominant sentiment among politicians, academics and journalists in the United States, Europe and Japan continues to be that stimulating the economy via fiscal and monetary policy is the answer to the economic stagnation. It was stimulation—coupled with lower tax revenue due to the recession—that got several European…
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Another Euro-Skeptic Calls for Disintegration of the European Union

Conservative Party MEP Daniel Hannan was perhaps the first major member of the European Parliament to rebel against the socialism of the European Union (EU) and its creation of the financial debacle of Europe. He has called for the disintegration of the EU and for his attempts, he has been silenced and then expelled…
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