Kerry in Brussels and London

Kerry in Brussels and London by Stephen Lendman Ahead of his Sunday visit, Kerry’s upside down assessment of things stressed “the important role the UK plays in promoting peace and stability in the world.” Both countries partnered with Israel represent pure evil, humanity’s greatest threat - Kerry’s visit an imperial mission, asserting US authority, letting... Continue Reading →

Turmoil in Britain Following Brexit

Turmoil in Britain Following Brexit by Stephen Lendman Major disruptions rarely happen, Brexit the latest, a surprise to most observers, reverberations felt in Britain, across Europe, in America and elsewhere. David Cameron is stepping down as UK prime minister, though delaying his departure until October. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership is threatened. Over half his shadow... Continue Reading →

Brexit: Anti-Neoliberal Rebellion

Brexit: Anti-Neoliberal Rebellion by Stephen Lendman Adam Smith said governments are “instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor.” Predatory capitalism dominates most societies, wealth unequally distributed, privileged few benefitting at the expense of most others. Powerful interests use money to make more of it at the expense of beneficial social change. Dominance... Continue Reading →

Brexit Contagion?

Brexit Contagion? by Stephen Lendman Euroskepticism isn’t confined to Britain. According to a Pew Research (PR) study conducted in April and May, it’s on the rise in other European countries. “The British are not the only ones with doubts about the European Union,” said PR’s Bruce Stokes. “The EU is again experiencing a sharp dip... Continue Reading →

Anti-Brexit Camp Wants Second Referendum

Anti-Brexit Camp Wants Second Referendum by Stephen Lendman Call it the sour grapes crowd. When things don’t turn out its way, it demands another go, hoping for a different result. Britain’s government responds to all petitions getting at least 100,000 signatures. Parliament debates them, generally a pro forma process, most often accomplishing nothing. London’s Guardian... Continue Reading →

Unindicted War Criminal Tony Blair Calls Brexit a Coup

Unindicted War Criminal Tony Blair Calls Brexit a Coup by Stephen Lendman Britain’s most reviled and discredited leader when leaving office in June 2007 allied with Bill Clinton’s rape of Yugoslavia, George Bush’s naked aggression on Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as Israel’s war on Palestine. Greed now drives him. So does selling influence, becoming... Continue Reading →

Brexit Postmortems

Brexit Postmortems by Stephen Lendman Disruptive Brexit reverberations will be around a long time - even though in the end Britain isn’t likely to leave the EU, not as long as powerful monied interests oppose it. How things play out in the months ahead remain to be seen. Expect surprises along the way, maybe a... Continue Reading →

Trump, Clinton and Sanders on Brexit

Trump, Clinton and Sanders on Brexit by Stephen Lendman During his April London visit, Obama opposed Brexit, touting nonexistent “single market” benefits. Trump backed Brexit, saying in response to Thursday’s vote “they took back their country. It’s a great thing…fantastic.”  “People are angry all over the world,” suggesting other EU countries may follow Britain’s lead.... Continue Reading →

Blaming Putin for Brexit Vote

Blaming Putin for Brexit Vote by Stephen Lendman Irresponsible Putin bashing is a virtual cottage industry, blaming him for almost anything a constant Western headline theme. Following Brits voting for Brexit, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Putin and ISIS “might be happy” with the outcome. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond accused him welcoming a British... Continue Reading →

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