Tag: UK

The UK Might Follow Russia And Ban Parliamentarians From Having Foreign Financial Assets

The UK should be applauded if it follows Russia’s lead and bans parliamentarians from having any kind of foreign financial assets, but it would ultimately be counterproductive if it doesn’t issue a blanket ban and only prohibits ones from Russia and China. The UK’s Sunday Times reported over the weekend […]

Brexit Britain Should be Trading Freely With China – Not Threatening China With War

Even a child would know that one cannot have a friendship with someone whilst simultaneously threatening them with lethal force. And yet, whilst Brexit Britain is very much in need of a dynamic trading partner like China, British Defence Minister Gavin Williamson has taken a bizarre approach to Anglo-Chinese relations. […]

Rodrigo Duterte’s Opponents Borrow a Page From The Playbook of Joseph Goebbels

In 1934, Germany’s chief propagandist¬†Joseph Goebbels stated: “The cleverest trick used in propaganda against Germany during the war was to accuse Germany of what our enemies themselves were doing”. Ironically, Goebbels’s statement which was intended to expose the propaganda techniques of Germany’s enemies during the First World War, actually indicated […]

Dyson’s Corporate Relocation to Singapore Has Nothing to do With Brexit And Everything to do With Singapore’s Pro-FDI Economy

From sucking up dirt to making environmentally friendly cars UK entrepreneur James Dyson has long been at the forefront of innovative vacuum cleaners and related technologies, having pioneered a prototype of his famous baglesss dirt and scum sucking machine in the 1970s. Today, Dyson remains at the forefront of innovation […]

Parliamentary Systems Allow Individual Talent to Shine Whilst Minimising Personal Egotism

Of the many myths told about parliamentary governance, one of the most odd is that somehow parliamentary systems are biased against supremely talented individuals who would otherwise rise more rapidly in a literally individual based (rather than party based/manifesto based) presidential system. This argument is flawed for a number of […]

Irony in The UK: The Same Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Having IRA Sympathies is Now Britain’s Leading Unionist

The way things were¬† Throughout much of the later half of the 20th century, backbench British Labour Party Member of Parliament Jeremy Corbyn worked tirelessly to end the so-called “troubles” which gripped Northern Ireland between the late 1960s and late 1990s. As part of this campaign, Corbyn met with Irish […]