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Brexit

  1. interesting times
    Trump’s Presidency Isn’t a Dark Comedy — It’s an Absurd TragedyThere’s a tendency among many to see Trump primarily as a bumbling and ineffectual clown. The reality is far more nightmarish.
  2. international affairs
    What Sinn Féin’s Election Victory Means for IrelandThe nationalist party campaigned on domestic issues, but Brexit likely helped its cause — and Irish reunification is still on its agenda.
  3. foreign interests
    Brexit Is Finally Happening on Friday, But the Drama Is Far From OverAfter their divorce on Friday, the U.K. and E.U. will have just one year to finalize a trade deal — and there may be tough consequences in store.
  4. brexit
    Boris Johnson’s ‘Radical’ Brexit AgendaFresh off a commanding election win, the emboldened PM shows no sign of moderating the right-wing nationalist vision he campaigned on.
  5. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Boris Johnson Is Showing U.S. Politicians How to WinHis distinctive political model has elements of Trumpism — but Trump is too dysfunctional to replicate it. Democrats can though.
  6. brexit
    Tories Win Biggest Majority Since Thatcher in U.K. ElectionIt’s beginning to look a lot like Brexit.
  7. brexit
    Could Boris Johnson Be the Last Prime Minister of the U.K. As We Know It?A historic win for the Conservatives means Brexit is in the bag, but a strong return for the SNP could mean a second Scottish referendum is coming.
  8. politics
    The Blundering Brilliance of Boris JohnsonBrexit has given the U.K’s self-seeking Prime Minister the opportunity to show he actually knows what he’s doing.
  9. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Fiona Hill Is the Antidote to TrumpHer clear distinction between national security and a “domestic errand” lays bare the profound corruption in this presidency.
  10. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: This Is No Ordinary ImpeachmentIt’s a deeper reckoning. It’s about whether the legitimacy of our entire system can last much longer without Trump being removed from office.
  11. foreign interests
    A Snap Election Won’t Solve the U.K.’s Brexit CrisisEven if Boris Johnson gets everything he wants on December 12, a huge segment of the public will still be deeply unhappy with his version of Brexit.
  12. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Difference Between Boris Johnson and Donald TrumpThe two leaders and their parties are often lumped together. But one is defending democracy while the other is tearing at its fabric.
  13. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson Finally Gets a Brexit Win — Followed by a Huge SetbackMPs approved the prime minister’s deal in principle, but rejected his timetable. Now Johnson is facing another Brexit delay, and may call an election.
  14. foreign interests
    It’s a Crucial Week for Brexit (Yes, Again)Parliament withheld support for Boris Johnson’s deal on Saturday, so now Brexit’s fate will come down to how MPs amend the terms of the withdrawal.
  15. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson’s Make-or-Break Saturday Session in ParliamentThe U.K. Parliament will convene for a rare and historic weekend vote in what could be the climax of the Brexit saga.
  16. labour
    In the Shadow of Brexit, Labour Turns a Deeper Shade of RedThe party is hoping that campaigning on the four-day work week and nationalizing private schools is a better bet than running on Remain.
  17. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Moment of Truth for Brexit and TrumpThe year 2016 was a watershed in Anglo-American politics. But we might just be figuring out what it really meant.
  18. hotshot
    Is This Spider Brooch a Secret Message or a Simple Fall Goth Accessory?The British Supreme Court’s president, Lady Hale, wore a giant rhinestone spider brooch to make a big announcement in court.
  19. brexit
    The U.K. Supreme Court Just Humiliated Boris JohnsonIn an 11-0 ruling, the court declared the prime minister’s suspension of Parliament an unlawful subversion of British democracy.
  20. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: When the Ideologues Come for the KidsAdults are being forced to obey the new norms of social justice or face ostracism. Meanwhile, children are being indoctrinated.
  21. interesting times
    The New York Times Has Abandoned Liberalism for ActivismThe paper of record, in a dizzyingly short period, has fundamentally changed how it operates.
  22. foreign interests
    Latest Brexit Loss Leaves Boris Johnson Denying He Lied to the QueenA Scottish court’s ruling that Johnson gave the queen misleading advice could lead to the reopening of Parliament, and new calls for his resignation.
  23. government?
    Who Is Black Rod, the Lady Who Controls Parliament With Her Stick?Who is this stern woman who can make Ministers of Parliament get out of their seats?
  24. interesting times
    Why Boris Johnson’s Awful Start Could Still End in Tory Triumph and Hard BrexitEven with all the questionable moves, he still has a lot of political advantages over his opponents.
  25. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson’s Brinkmanship Can’t Solve the Brexit MessAfter Tory MPs revolt, Johnson bets early elections will give him a mandate. The likelier result: more political paralysis and no Brexit solution.
  26. brexit
    Brexit: Why Boris Johnson Just Asked the Queen to Suspend ParliamentThe prime minister has backed opponents of a “no deal” Brexit into corner.
  27. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Pelosi, Please Stop Coddling TrumpYou’re showing every future president that they can lie, obstruct justice, and refuse subpoenas with impunity.
  28. profile
    ‘Slowthai, King of England?’ Meet the New Face of British PunkHow one young rapper is putting a voice to Britain’s post-Brexit angst.
  29. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Donald Trump and the Art of the LieHe is a con man of surpassing brilliance and conviction — and that is a profound danger to our democracy.
  30. donald trump
    9 Must-See Moments From Trump’s Bonkers Interview With Piers MorganIncluding his denial of climate change and trying on a bowler hat.
  31. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Good-bye, Theresa. Hello, Boris?Why the populist right keeps gaining ground — and center keeps losing it — in Europe, and around the world.
  32. global politics
    Theresa May to Resign As U.K. Prime Minister After Brexit FailuresMay’s voice cracked as she announced that she will step down on June 7, after three failed attempts to pass her Brexit plan.
  33. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Opportunity of White AnxietyThe answer to the disturbing rise of far-right politics might lie in a new liberal politics that recognizes the legitimacy of some conservative fears.
  34. foreign interests
    U.K. Gets More Time to Mess Up Brexit, and Maybe the E.U.The October 31 extension means the U.K. may participate in European Parliament elections, and boost the far-right faction bent on taking down the E.U.
  35. 'kay
    Spoon-Bending Illusionist Claims He Burst Pipe, Blocked Brexit“I bent the pipes, and I won’t apologize, you all deserve it!” Uri Geller gloated.
  36. foreign interests
    U.K. Politicians Are in Full-Blown Brexit Panic ModeDespite an escalating series of desperate moves, leaders are far from a final deal — and a crash-out next Friday looks more and more likely.
  37. just asking questions
    A Brexit Expert on Just How Badly Things are Going in the U.K.Ian Dunt says that “most people — Remain or Leave — are united on the idea that the government is screwing the whole thing up.”
  38. dandy fops
    Ralph Fiennes Is an Extremely Fancy BoyHe has an Italian villa where he goes to read!
  39. brexit
    May’s Brexit Deal Is Dead (Again). Here’s What That Means.The chances of Britain remaining in the E.U. are higher than they’ve been in years. So are the chances of a no-deal Brexit.
  40. brexit
    Parliament Rejects All Options for Brexit, Agrees to Extend Withdrawal TimelineIn a historically unproductive vote, the House of Commons rejected eight proposals to leave the E.U. MPs did manage to push the deadline to April 12.
  41. brexit
    Theresa May to Step Down If Parliament Backs Brexit PlanOn Wednesday, the U.K.’s embattled prime minister announced she would step down if Parliament would just agree to a Brexit plan.
  42. foreign interests
    Brexit Guide: What Happens Now That Parliament Has Seized ControlAfter taking over for Theresa May’s government, Parliament will vote on several options — but there’s no guarantee that they’ll break the logjam.
  43. power
    Sure, Why Not: Illusionist Says He Will Stop Brexit ‘Telepathically’“As much as I admire you, I will stop you telepathically from doing this — and believe me, I am capable of executing it.”
  44. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Trump Is a Massive Failure — and Getting Exactly What He WantsAt the level of governance, he’s a catastrophe. But meanwhile he keeps tightening his grasp on the country.
  45. brexit
    E.U. to Let Britain Drag Out Its Nervous Breakdown a Bit LongerThe European Union has extended the deadline for Brexit, allowing the United Kingdom to carry on tearing itself to pieces until at least mid-April.
  46. foreign interests
    U.K.’s Brexit Meltdown Morphs Into a ‘Major Constitutional Crisis’Theresa May’s position went from bad to worse — again — when the Commons speaker blocked further votes on her Brexit deal in a surprise ruling.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. the national interest
    Brexit and Trumpism Have Failed Because Conservative Populism Is a LieDonald Trump doesn’t call himself “Mr. Brexit” anymore.
  50. 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.
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