Tag Archives: Great Britain

The Economist discovers life not fair

The leading magazine of the global politico-economic elite – The Economist – has an article on the recent controversy over bankers’ pay warning of “The death of meritocracy”. I guess it’s noteworthy for this normally laissez-faire capitalist publication to recognize inequality … Continue reading

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UK’s electoral reform, explained by progressive leaders

While not as entertaining as when explained to cats, the Guardian nonetheless has perhaps the most “authoritative” defense of the alternative vote system. It is signed by Labour shadow business secretary John Denham, Lib Dem energy and climate change secretary Chris … Continue reading

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UK’s electoral reform, explained to cats

Very amusing and informative guide to the possible electoral reform in UK. Only in the age of the internet!

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British Europhobes and Van Rompuy’s Speech: What the Man Said vs. What the Trolls Pretended to Hear

Trolls are a fact of life in our media and politics as much as on the internet. The best way for a small-time politician or starving pundit to get attention upon himself, and so “succeed” professionally, is to say something outrageous, regardless of facts … Continue reading

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“Any chance we could station the aircraft carrier in the South Atlantic for three months?”

Regarding the much-celebrated recent Anglo-French defense agreement, the Courrier international re-publishes a little English-French guide to atomic cooperation prepared by The Guardian. The Charles de Gaulle now forms part of the British defense plan for las Malvinas. So long as … Continue reading

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The Communist’s Guide to Euroscepticism

Invective-laden commentator and British Lenin-enthusiast Richard Seymour has a little history of the Tories’ love(ish)-hate relationship with “Europe”. He goes through the Conservative Party’s shifting positions on the subject – they were once Europeanist while the Labour was Eurosceptic – … Continue reading

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Bringing Home the Bacon

The European Voice reports to 2009 figures for the biggest net contributors and net recipients of the EU budget. Highlights: Poland finally overtook Greece as the biggest beneficiary, the former received €6.49 billion more than it paid (contributed €3 billion, received … Continue reading

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Those Who Would Choose Security Over Disneyland Paris, Deserve Neither

It’s all still rather sketchy, but US and British authorities have warned of the “imminent” terror threat of a Mumbai-style attack on Europe in multiple places, possibly on the UK, Germany, France and Sweden. This information was apparently based on … Continue reading

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From our Dog-Bites-Man Desk

The ever-up-to-date Euractiv reports that Brussels would like to increase the European Union’s budget. Great Britain, in contrast, would like to decrease it.

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