Whenever you see the mainstream media in the United States take time out from trashing President Donald Trump to give him neutral or even grudgingly favorable coverage, be on your guard. It’s a sure sign he’s taken a step away from his campaign pledge to drain the Washington swamp and instead has done something to please the swamp critters...
Within the last 24 hours in the UK there was a terrorist attack in Manchester on a pop concert venue. This incident comes just a little over two weeks before voters in Britain decide on the next Government.
It has been quite a few weeks in the latest British General Election. The really interesting story is how the Conservative Party's lead in the opinion polls keeps dropping. At the outset of the announcement of a General Election in the middle of April the Tories stood a top what looked like an insurmountable opinion poll lead. The opinion poll companies put them somewhere in the range of 18-22 %...
A newspaper headline on May 8 informed the British public that «Putin sends three warships to Latvian waters in the Baltic Sea in latest challenge to NATO» and although the message was clear enough, it was also an instance of misinformation, which is defined as «false or inaccurate information, especially that which is deliberately intended to deceive». The newspaper in which it appeared, the Daily Mail, is well-known for moral elasticity, profitable hypocrisy — and for publishing downright lies...
As Britons go to a general election next month, the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn has set out its manifesto offering the electorate a clear choice for socialism. It’s a brave move, given that the party has not been polling well and its leader is continually vilified in the British media for being a «loony lefty»...
With the United Kingdom in the grip of another General Election, it is worth looking at what the British political parties are offering for their vision of Britain in the world, if such vision exists, and what the foreign policies are of the two main British political parties - the Conservative Party led by Theresa May and the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn...
With the formal beginning of the UK General Election with the dissolution of Parliament, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May stood on the steps of 10 Downing Street and started milking the nationalistic fervour of Brexit for all it was worth. Mrs. May declared that Brussels was attempting to «interfere» with the British General Election. The day before she crudely stated the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker would soon find out what a «bloody difficult woman» she was, taking that label first pinned to her by her fellow Tory colleague the wonderful Ken Clarke (who would make a fantastic Prime Minister).
American-British collusion with Nazi Germany finds its modern-day manifestation in NATO collusion with the neo-Nazi regime in Ukraine and jihadist terror groups dispatched in proxy wars against Russian interests in Syria and elsewhere. The players may change over time, but the root pathology is American-British capitalism and its hegemonic addiction.
On Tuesday, April 18th the British Prime Minister, Mrs. Theresa May, sprang a surprise on an unsuspecting and election weary British public. Despite repeatedly saying after becoming UK Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party that there would be no snap election, Mrs. May did another massive U-turn and said she had changed her mind. Unlike Mrs. Thatcher, this Lady is for Turning. Mrs. May is making a habit of this...
The Russia threat is often used as a bogey to cover up a hidden agenda. The UK is very skilled in this craft. Today, London is playing the Russian card in the game of the Brexit talks with the EU. At first glance, this idea appears to be a real brainstorm, allowing Britain to lower the price for leaving the European Union.