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Britons Are on Welfare All Over the EU

Nardelli et al, The Guardian

British Hypocrisy on Terror and Freedom

Freddy Gray, National Interest

A Solution for Britain and the EU

Centre for Policy Studies

The 5 Strangest Places in the UK

Sam Jordison, The Guardian

Unemployed Britons in Europe are drawing much more in benefits and allowances in the wealthier EU countries than their nationals are claiming in the UK, despite the British governm...(full article)

The British, like the Americans, have good reasons to doubt the sincerity of their leaders’ commitment to free speech. In the hours following the attack on the satirical Fren...(full article)

Reforming Britain’s relationship with the EU could boost trade, reveals Dan Hannan MEP in a new report Britain and the EU: A Solution, published by the Centre for Policy Stud...(full article)

If Sutton is the most ‘normal’ place on these shores, what about the opposite? Stand up, boozy Newcastle and religious East Grinstead....(full article)

That a museum is free to flout government policy towards Russia is immensely good news....(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Let's Cheer this Change in British Society - Independent

Though the topless models never aged a day, time has finally caught up with The Sun’s Page 3. Rupert Murdoch’s paper quietly dropped the 44-year-old Fleet Street institution ea...

Posh Pettiness in the British Limelight - Steven Erlanger, New York Times

A taxi driver recorded an extraordinarily vicious and elaborate outburst from Mr. Mellor, so full of snobbery and self-regard as to seem a comedy skit. “Shut up! You sweaty, ...

Are Coalition Politics Here to Stay in the UK? - Philip Stephens, FT

The moderate middle, with a belief that sound economics can be combined with a fairer society and an understanding that Britain cannot cut itself off from its own continent, are le...

Britain's New and Disturbing Far-Right Party - C. Allen, The Conversation

The decision to grant planning permission to build a new mosque in Dudley has come after more than a decade of wrangling in the West Midlands town. And the division caused by the a...

Behind the 'Dark Web' Cyber Busts - Anne Jolis, The Spectator

Alas and indeed: the truly rich and powerful transact their shenanigans the old-fashioned way – hiding in plain sight, funneled through the entertainment budgets of worthy ta...

25 Years After the Wall Fell, Separatism Marches on - D. Edgar, Guardian

The rise of a racist far right across Europe is a clear and present danger to both halves of the continent....

Leaving Lebanon, Land of Dashed Hopes - Michael Karam, The Spectator

Escaping the shadow of the Islamic State to a changed country....

UKIP Torches Real Britishness - Will Hutton, The Guardian

How Europe’s countries manage their inter-relationships in a constructive rather than destructive way is the perennial European question....

Great British Pragmatism on EU - Independent

Something strange and possibly wonderful is happening to British public opinion. Even as the UK Independence Party is enjoying a disruptive moment not seen in politics since the la...

Democracy Is the Product of a Long Struggle - Robert Kaplan, Stratfor

Britain's democracy did not come from civil society programs taught by human rights workers; it was the offshoot of bloody dynastic politics and uprisings in the medieval and early...

Who Can Lead Britain on the Path out of Europe? - M. Fabricant, Guardian

The in campaign will be run by a consensual, passionate businessperson or statesman. They will offer guarantees of reform and their campaign will be showered with money – som...

4 Reasons Europe's Foreign Policy Still Sleeps - Jan Techau, Carnegie

Despite a range of challenges and threats, EU member states show little sign of developing a robust, unified foreign policy anytime soon. Four major weaknesses are to blame....

Cameron Sends Wrong Signals to EU - Keith Taylor, New Statesman

The government’s stance on immigration is a source of much shame for many MEPs in Europe....

The EU's Arrogant Misunderstanding of UK - Philip Johnston, Telegraph

Europe has changed beyond recognition from the organisation that Britain signed up to....

Sovereignty Issues Push EU to the Brink - Gideon Rachman, FT

Control of borders and budgets are two of the most traditional powers of the nation....

The U.S. Can Teach Britain on Federalism - Bruce Katz, Brookings

Devolution is in the air in the UK. In a remarkable turn of events, Britain’s political parties are competing over how, not whether, to devolve power to cities and metropolit...

British Vote on Palestine Won't Change Much - Azriel Bermant, Guardian

Britain would probably do better by taking its cue from the Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, who has a stronger grasp of the realities in the region, and has called for a r...

Lessons for America from Britain's Imperial Troubles - G. Rachman, FT

Britain was directly or indirectly involved in the fighting in many of these wars during the years 1919-1920. Their locations sound familiar: Afghanistan, Waziristan, Iraq, Ukraine...

Britain Breaks Its Promise to Afghanistan - Economist

In Helmand, where his enraptured Labour predecessor said the “future of world security” would be decided, Mr Cameron reiterated his belief that battling jihadism was the “str...

The Identity Crisis of Britain's Youth - Paul Mason, The Guardian

There is a political vacuum in working-class Glagow, which is echoed in English and Welsh cities and across southern Europe....

Scotland Vote Illustrates Britain's Decline - Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

When growth, trade, and leadership in the world no longer draw the country together, then people begin to focus on what drives them apart: who’s getting how big a share of th...

UK Needs a Constitutional Convention - Natalie Bennett, New Statesman

More than 200 years ago the Founding Fathers of the United States of America drew up a blueprint for the governance of their newly-independent nation. Nothing less than a project o...

David Cameron Wants a British Revolution - Peter Oborne, The Telegraph

The truth is that English votes for English laws, along with the Devo Max pledged to Scotland last week, amount to greatest revolution in the way that Britain is governed since the...

Brussels Gives Criminals an Open Door to Britain - Daily Mail

Just what does it take for a foreign criminal armed with an EU passport to be turned away by the British authorities?...

Scotland's Velvet Revolution - Suzanne Moore, The Guardian

Ignore the strange dry-eyed weeping from the English – it’s nothing more than British imperialism. Now is the time to take a leap toward self-rule....

No Country for Old Money - The Economist

It was a Scot, David Hume, who in a 1748 essay set out the first coherent theory of the links between money, inflation and growth. And it is a Scottish idea, the joint-stock bank t...

What Canada Can Teach UK on Independence - N. Richler, New Statesman

In the fortnight in which one of Franklin’s lost ships was found in the Canadian arctic, and Scotland – like Quebec before it – is voting on independence, the par...

London's Toxic Relations With the Rest of Britain - The Guardian

The concentration on London politics, arts, sport and media creates a mindset unfamiliar to and unfathomable by many outside the capital. And with the cost of living in London proh...

After Beheading, Britain Must Keep Its Cool - The Guardian

The killing of Mr Haines was not an act of revenge. It was an act of provocation. Like the two murders of the American journalists, it was designed to frighten and to inflame....

Give Britain Another Chance - The Guardian

Inescapably, the question of national identity is near the heart of next week’s vote. Scotland’s voters must give their answer to the question – who exactly are w...

Security Challenges of Independent Scotland - Dan Mahaffee, RCW

Once a political improbability, the voices of independence seem to grow stronger and stronger in Scotland.  As the Scots prepare to go to the polls on Sept. 18, questions about Sc...

Politics as Usual Is Over in Britain - John Harris, The Guardian

From Falkirk to Clacton, a wide spectrum of people are singularly disaffected by the traditional parties....

British Reserve Could Cost the Union - Fraser Nelson, The Telegraph

Using passionate, heartfelt language about one’s country is not very British. But the lack of it has left the Scottish nationalists as the only ones talking in powerful, emotive ...

UK Must Deliver on Great Commission Post - Peter Wilding, Euractiv

Jonathan Hill’s appointment to an influential portfolio provides an opportunity for the UK to work for the British people who see reform and change in the EU, not defeat and ...

The Whole of Britain Needs a Say in Its Future - Daily Telegraph

The growing support for independence has been matched by concessions that have consequences not just for the Scots....

Can a Royal Baby Save British Union? - James Kirkup, Daily Telegraph

Another Royal baby is on the way. First things first: this is, primarily, a story of simple joy and happiness for a young family. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are, presumably,...

UK Braces for a Nail-Biter in Scotland - Catherine Mayer, Time

The London-based government of the United Kingdom has never paid sufficient attention to Scotland. This idea, which campaigners for Scottish independence say underpins their case, ...

The Ghostly Figures in Britain's Shadowlands - Fraser Nelson, Telegraph

The system is failing those at the bottom of society, as the report into child grooming in Rotherham shows....

Why Canada Cares More About the War of 1812 - Ishaan Tharoor, WaPo

The war played out in fits and starts along the shores of the Great Lakes, with soldiers succumbing to disease, hunger and the bitter cold almost as much as the bullets and bayonet...

A Step Closer to a British Exit from EU? - Peter Sutherland, Project Syn.

The referendum on Scottish independence, due on September 18, comes at a time of growing opposition in the United Kingdom to remaining in the European Union. This is significa...

The Sad, Dark End of the British Empire - Richard Halloran, Politico Mag

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Britain had dominion over so many portions of the Earth it was said, famously, that “the sun never set on the British Empire.”...

Divided Scotland Confronts Independence Vote - C. Scheuermann, Spiegel

Traveling through Scotland, you might think the result of September's independence referendum is a foregone conclusion. "Yes" signs are everywhere. But surveys tell a different sto...

Is Alex Salmond's Heir Apparent? - George Kerevan, The Scotsman

His decision to shift the emphasis of the Yes campaign on to the future of the NHS could prove decisive. Neither Labour nor the Conservatives can balance the UK books in the future...

British Voters Should Take a Look Across the Channel - Daily Telegraph

Anyone thinking of voting Labour in next year’s general election in the hope of seeing Ed Miliband in No 10 need only look across the Channel to be disabused of such foolhard...

Why Big Whisky Is Worried in Scotland - Benedyk & Kirka, Associated Press

Whisky makers and many other businesses are worried about the risks involved in finding themselves overnight in a new country with, among other things, a different currency....

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