Boris Johnson’s high-risk Brexit strategy | The Spectator

  There’s a reason why No. 10 is always so inclined to ratchet up the tension in any given scenario. Downing Street’s staff, and particularly the Vote Leave alumni, believe that one of their strengths is that in high-pressure situations, they stay calm while others panic. Sorgente: Boris Johnson’s high-risk Brexit strategy | The Spectator

Dear scaredy-cat politicians, especially you, Government, — juxtaposed

Dear scaredy-cat politicians, especially you, Government, Re: Brexit You do not have to tell the electorate that “they got it wrong”. You have to tell the electorate that YOU got it wrong. You have to tell them that research, debate and wise counsel have made you realise the scale and scope of the risk. You […]Continua a leggere “Dear scaredy-cat politicians, especially you, Government, — juxtaposed”

Concerns Raised As Rudd Announces Possible Clampdown On International Students 

In her speech to Tory conference, home secretary Amber Rudd said she is setting up a consultation on how to reduce the number of international students coming to the UK. Sorgente: Concerns Raised As Rudd Announces Possible Clampdown On International Students – BuzzFeed News

In Leaked Emails, Iraq War Architect Expressed Relief That Brexit Distracted From U.K. Chilcot War Inquiry

Source: The Intercept Newly leaked emails show how a key U.K. architect of the Iraq War expressed relief that the Brexit vote to leave the European Union would reduce media coverage of the devastating results of an inquiry into the United Kingdom’s role in the war. On July 4, former British Foreign Secretary Jack StrawContinua a leggere “In Leaked Emails, Iraq War Architect Expressed Relief That Brexit Distracted From U.K. Chilcot War Inquiry”

Rejection of experts spreads from Brexit to climate change with ‘Clexit’ 

Dana Nuccitelli: Clexit calls for withdrawal from climate treaties, rejects the conclusions of 97% of climate science experts and 95% of economics experts Sorgente: Rejection of experts spreads from Brexit to climate change with ‘Clexit’ | Dana Nuccitelli | Environment | The Guardian __________________________________________ Hi there, I’ve just joined Greenpeace’s Laws of Nature campaign toContinua a leggere “Rejection of experts spreads from Brexit to climate change with ‘Clexit’ “

Fences: A Brexit Diary by Zadie Smith 

One useful consequence of Brexit is to finally and openly reveal a deep fracture in British society that has been thirty years in the making. The gaps between north and south, between the social classes, between Londoners and everyone else, between rich Londoners and poor Londoners, and between white and brown and black are realContinua a leggere “Fences: A Brexit Diary by Zadie Smith “

Brexit’s reluctant revolutionaries 

I’m sitting in a car looking out to the vast Rolls-Royce industrial estate on the outskirts of Derby. Summer rain pours down at 8am, the smell of petrol hangs heavy in the air. Next to me is James, a stout man of 50 or so, who has worked at the Sorgente: Brexit’s reluctant revolutionaries –Continua a leggere “Brexit’s reluctant revolutionaries “