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Brexit

  1. foreign interests
    Delaying Brexit May Not Help the U.K. Avoid DisasterParliament voted for an extension, but MPs can’t avoid making a hard decision — or Brexit’s painful consequences — forever.
  2. foreign interests
    Britain Can’t Wake Up From Its Brexit NightmareAfter rejecting Theresa May’s plan once again, Parliament will vote on an extension — but MPs might be ready to crash out and put the debate to rest.
  3. the national interest
    Brexit and Trumpism Have Failed Because Conservative Populism Is a LieDonald Trump doesn’t call himself “Mr. Brexit” anymore.
  4. brexit
    A Crucial Week for Brexit: What to ExpectThere could be up to three votes this week determining the future of Britain’s departure from the E.U.
  5. what the right is reading
    A Different Way to Think About White Identity PoliticsRight-wing populism is on the rise. A new book argues this dangerous political force can be tamed by finding healthy outlets for some of its impulses.
  6. foreign interests
    May and Corbyn’s Desperate, Last-Ditch Moves to Stop the Brexit Crash-OutBoth made surprise U-turns, with Corbyn backing a second referendum, and May mulling a deadline extension. Neither plan will end the U.K.’s problems.
  7. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Abyss of Hate Versus HateAfter the Covington debacle, it is clearer than ever: Liberal democracy is being dismantled before our eyes — by all of us.
  8. foreign interests
    On Brexit, Theresa May Is Out of Ideas and Running Out of TimeIt appears her “Plan B” is to keep pushing her rejected deal until either Parliament or the E.U. gets spooked enough to accept it.
  9. brexit
    The Fate of Brexit Is in Jeremy Corbyn’s HandsThere is no majority in Parliament for any deal — or a second referendum — without the Labour Party’s votes.
  10. brexit
    Parliament Rejects May’s Brexit Plan in Historic LandslideNow, Jeremy Corbyn is pushing for a vote that could force a new general election in the United Kingdom.
  11. foreign interests
    Political Chaos Is Driving the U.K. Off a No-Deal Brexit CliffWith today’s vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal almost certain to fail, Brexiteers have resorted to telling the public a crash-out will be manageable.
  12. trailer mix
    Benedict Cumberbatch Is the Man Who Scammed a Nation in the Trailer for BrexitMeet Dominic Cummings.
  13. interesting times
    Theresa May Might Be the Most Important Person in the World Right NowUnder ridiculous conditions, she’s trying to find a way to keep the U.K. — and perhaps all of Europe — from spinning off into populist chaos.
  14. foreign interests
    Confidence Vote Confirms Theresa May Is the U.K.’s Least Terrible OptionThe results of the confidence vote were fitting, as the prime minister is pushing a bad, unpopular deal that’s still the best version of Brexit.
  15. brexit
    Tory Rebels Decide Brexit Not Chaotic Enough, Move to End May’s LeadershipThe Conservative Party’s hard-line Brexiteers engineer a small, pointless crisis (within the large pointless crisis they already engineered).
  16. foreign interests
    Theresa May Delays Brexit Deal So It Can Die Another DayWhile it’s the best deal Brexiteers can hope for, nobody likes it — and its probable failure means the U.K. is headed for a worst-case scenario.
  17. very british chaos
    Oh No, He’s Gone and Grabbed the Ceremonial MaceA British Member of Parliament caused absolute chaos in the chamber when he broke the rules in an act of protest.
  18. migrant caravan
    Trump Falsely Claims That U.S. Agents Were Hurt in Border ClashesThe president also asserted that many of the migrant families involved were, in fact, kidnappers with stolen children.
  19. break ups
    May and E.U. Leaders Reach Historic Agreement on Brexit Deal Nobody WantsAfter a year and a half of negotiations, the European Union has approved a pain-delaying Brexit deal which most British lawmakers oppose.
  20. brexit
    May Faces Cabinet Mutiny As Brexit Deal Breaks DownIf the U.K. prime minister couldn’t sell her own Brexit secretary on the divorce deal with the E.U., how will she ever sell it to Parliament?
  21. brexit
    May Has Sold a Brexit Deal to the E.U. (But Not to the U.K.)The British prime minister just reached a divorce agreement with Brussels — and her partners in London are already in revolt.
  22. the top line
    The Dollar Keeps Getting Stronger. Here’s What That Means for You.It’s a feel-good story for the moment. But beware if current trends continue.
  23. naked capitalism
    We’re Headed for a Brexit CrashoutWe’re on a path to the worst sort of Brexit: no plan, no transition period, and a U.K. financial crisis for which we’re totally unprepared.
  24. Jeremy Corbyn Says Theresa May Is Blowing Brexit for ManufacturersIn a speech, he promoted an economic nationalist view of trade — a position that puts him at odds with many of his voters.
  25. Theresa May Rejects Idea of Second Brexit ReferendumThe prime minister is trying to fend off challenges from multiple factions in her government.
  26. Theresa May Says Trump Told Her to Sue the European Union over BrexitThis is probably not a practical piece of advice.
  27. In Wild Interview, Trump Says May Blew Brexit and Immigrants Ruined EuropeThe president just made a series of diplomatically disastrous — and borderline white nationalist — remarks to a British tabloid.
  28. The Brexit Crisis Finally Engulfs the Party That Started ItDavid Cameron’s hubristic Brexit referendum was always bound to end with a disaster for the Tories – and Theresa May appears powerless to stop it.
  29. Boris Johnson Quits U.K. Government in Blow to Brexit, Theresa MayHe’s the second hard-line Brexiteer to flee May’s cabinet as she attempts to thread the needle on withdrawal from the E.U.
  30. politics
    Top Brexit Officials Resign in Blow to Theresa MayThe man negotiating the U.K.’s departure from the E.U. quit over May’s plan for a “soft Brexit,” sparking a crisis that threatens her premiership.
  31. the national interest
    The Other Russia Collusion Scandal Is Breaking Wide OpenPutin appears to have funneled millions to support the Brexit vote, just like Trump’s election. His British partner’s cover story is falling apart.
  32. the national interest
    Britain Has a Russia Collusion Scandal Now. It Looks Exactly Like Trump’s.Lies, secret meetings with Russians, covert financing, social-media bots. Putin did the same thing in Brexit as he did with Trump.
  33. Top Brexit Backer Passed Trump Transition Team Info to RussiansA trove of leaked emails have exposed the extensive Russian ties of two top Brexit supporters in the U.K. who later threw their weight behind Trump.
  34. Andrew Sullivan: Is the World Done With Liberal Democracy?Elites see the rise of “strongmen” like Trump as a detour, but Italy’s election is yet another sign that populist nationalism is here to stay.
  35. Theresa May’s Brexit ‘Breakthrough’ Is a Declaration of SurrenderTurns out a bad deal is, in fact, better than no deal.
  36. Jitters Rise in Europe As Merkel Can’t Form GovernmentIf Angela Merkel can no longer govern Germany, how can Germany govern the EU?
  37. Here’s a Crazy Thought: Why Not Just Give Up on Brexit?Prime Minister Theresa May only has bad options at this point. But sacrificing her job for her country is the best among them.
  38. Theresa May Could Be Out of Power Very SoonIt’s been a catastrophic stretch for the British prime minister.
  39. As Brexit Talks Begin, the U.K. Has Few Cards to PlayTheresa May’s government is low on goodwill from the U.K. public, and the European Union.
  40. last night on late night
    John Oliver Has an Unconventional Suggestion for the Brexit NegotiationsIt involves Lord Buckethead, the intergalactic space lord who ran to unseat Theresa May.
  41. U.K. Shocker: Exit Poll, Early Results Say Tories Will Lose Their MajorityDefying expectations, Theresa May did not buttress her majority and Labour did not fall apart under Jeremy Corbyn. Either could wind up in power.
  42. British Election Surprisingly Competitive As Tories Stumble and Labour Doesn’tTheresa May figured a snap election would strengthen her hand in Brexit talks. But the Tory lead is shrinking and Jeremy Corbyn’s doing well.
  43. brexiting
    Harry Styles Has Some Rational Thoughts on BrexitAnd he’s happy to share them.
  44. harry styles
    Harry Styles Has Some Thoughts on BrexitAnd he’s happy to share them.
  45. European Union Delivers Very, Very Expensive Brexit Bill to BritainThings are already tense between the bloc and Britain, and formal negotiations have not quite yet begun.
  46. British PM May Calls Snap Election to Consolidate Her PowerThe Tory leader saw a chance to increase her majority and strengthen her hand with her own party, with Europe, and with Scotland — and took it.
  47. you brexit you buy it
    England Could Introduce ‘Barista Visas’ to Keep Cafés Fully Staffed After BrexitThe government’s Home Office reportedly calls it “a good idea.”
  48. brexiting
    Michael Caine Has an Interesting Analogy for Why He Was in Favor of Brexit“I’d rather be a poor master than a rich servant.”
  49. Britain Hits the European Union With Divorce PapersNow, the U.K. has two years to reach a new deal with the E.U. — before high tariffs kick in and suffocate the British economy.
  50. It’s Official: The United Kingdom Will Trigger ‘Brexit’ Next WeekLet the negotiations begin.
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