Tag Archives: Brexit

What Election?

There’s an election going on, and I have no idea what the issues are. For a political junkie, that is painful. Even worse, I just discovered there are not one but two elections underway in my area right now. I don’t have a vote in either. I think. Today I’m going to ignore Sulzburg’s municipal […]

The Day After Brexit

The sun rose this morning, in the same place it usually does. Even in the United Kingdom – which is still part of Europe after all. – They’ll vote on yet another divorce deal today, British parliamentarians having rejected the first two. Citizens must be getting pretty tired of all the fuss. After all, the […]

Suitably Random

This is not the post I had planned for today. I’d blame the outbreak of nuclear war, but that would be fake news. I’m not that presidential. I’m a little distracted by the ongoing Canadian political scandal. I’m possibly the only one who was watching online as MPs went through a succession of votes at […]

Pondering Broken Relationships

I’ve posted this before, but the topic was on my mind again today. It was one of the first things I wrote when this blog became a regular thing for me back in 2014. I’m a political junkie, but this display was the highlight of my visit to the EU Parliament building in Brussels. At […]

Reflecting on Brexit

British politicians are only now it seems discovering that actions have consequences. The chaos surrounding the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union is simply because childhood lessons have been ignored by those who should know better. I understand the frustration many people (in many European countries) have with the EU. I agree […]

Brexit, Trump and Clinton II

Democratic Party strategists were probably quite enthusiastic as they analyzed the returns from Thursday’s Brexit vote. The result was not what they expected, but the demographics, when translated into an American context, would seem to bode well for Hillary Clinton’s team. Their theory would be that progressive Americans are located in the more liberally minded […]

Brexit, Trump and Clinton I

They hadn’t finished counting the votes before the pundits were weighing in on what the Brexit vote meant to the Trump presidential campaign. I stared at the television and yelled that they were wrong. The decision by British voters to have the United Kingdom withdraw from the European Union has worldwide implications. Most of those […]