It’s the Brexit deadline that wasn’t, then almost was, but then again wasn’t. Britain’s ‘do or die’ Halloween exit from the EU ended up being nothing more than unfulfillable hyperbole. Warnings that Britain would “explode” if the Halloween deadline was missed have come to nothing. In fact, as I write this, I understand that the…

Sound the Brexit klaxon! I’ve now come to the conclusion that I’ve been overly optimistic in these updates! Within the last fortnight, I’ve concluded that the UK is probably going to drop out of the EU without a deal. It’ll be chaotic, it’ll be an unequalled car crash in the contemporary developed world, it’ll likely…

You won’t have heard it here first, but Boris Johnson is almost certain to be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Why? Because he will be chosen by the membership of the governing Conservative Party. The Conservative membership is not representative of the British population as a  whole whatsoever; neither in demographics, nor…

Here in Britain, we have a saying: ‘don’t look a gift horse in the mouth’. In effect, don’t ask how something good came to be, just accept that it now is. Unfortunately, this way of thinking seems to be at the heart of British government policy. Big business as well as foreign and individual investment…

WARNING: Contains discussion of suicide 3 years ago, aged 20, I decided to end my own life. I wasn’t depressed, or mentally ill in any way. I simply didn’t want to live any more. I told my parents, and they informed UK mental health services. I was then forcibly detained for 6 months under the Mental…

**Cet article a été publié initialement en français. Vous pouvez trouver la version française ici: contrepoints.org/2017/02/14/280920-brexit-bluff-de-theresa-may** Theresa May has thus decided: the UK will be facing a hard Brexit, by leaving the European single market – an area of more than 500 million consumers where goods, services, capital, and people circulate freely. This is a “leap in…