Tags » Special Relationship

Brexit, the E.U. and the "Special Relationship" of the U.S./U.K.

Source: Of Two Minds, by Charles Hugh Smith

Any clique in the E.U. that thinks the U.S. will sit idly by while they “punish” the U.K. 405 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence

To hell in a hand-cart -or- Be careful what you protest-vote for #Brexit #SpecialRelationship

In October 2014, I worked as the event technician at an afternoon conference at a hotel in Sheffield. With hindsight, I wish I had paid more attention, but one of the speakers said something that really sticks in my mind; a man from Kier (one of the PFI construction and infrastructure contractors to Sheffield City Council) said, during his presentation, “It’s no secret that the US military want to move all their European operations to the UK, and we want a piece of that action.” 513 more words

On Brexit: Culture and History Still Matter

Yes, England Existed Before the EU!

“What we should grasp, however, from the lessons of European history is that, first, there is nothing necessarily benevolent about programmes of European integration; second, the desire to achieve grand utopian plans often poses a grave threat to freedom; and third, European unity has been tried before, and the outcome was far from happy.” – Margaret Thatcher… 4,118 more words

American Conservatives For Brexit

Daniel Larison joins the ranks:

Personally, I am hoping that the Remain campaign loses. The EU is famously lacking in democratic accountability. If the only way to hold its institutions and leaders in check is by the threat of leaving, at some point one or more of its members has to make good on the threat to leave.

534 more words
UK Politics

To Brexit or not: The hollow European Union referendum debate and state security

For a society that spends a great deal of time reflecting on EU membership issues, the European Union referendum debate seemed to be the ideal way for the British people to find some enlightening answers to many elusive questions and settle this argument once and for all . 1,032 more words

The Alternative Future: The New ‘Special Relationship’ – Bernie and Corbyn 2020

Article originally published in The Young Turks:

Over the last few decades, since the end of World War Two, the ‘special relationship’ has been a phrase used to define the close relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. 538 more words