Al-Aqsa Attack: Boris Johnson’s Silence Over Israeli Violence is a Disgrace
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Al-Aqsa Attack: Boris Johnson’s Silence Over Israeli Violence is a Disgrace

It’s been less than a week since British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered two patrol vessels to the Channel Islands port of St Helier in an escalation of tensions with France. Amid front-page banner headlines and media fanfare, government sources accused Paris of sinking lower than Jersey’s Nazi occupiers during the Second World War. According to…

Boris Johnson Condemns Myanmar Coup, But Is Silent on Genocide
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Boris Johnson Condemns Myanmar Coup, But Is Silent on Genocide

Within hours of last week’s Myanmar coup d’etat, the denunciations came pouring in. Britain began considering new sanctions. US president Joe Biden pledged action against the military leaders who had directed the coup, which dislodged Myanmar’s Nobel-prize-winning leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. In London, the British Foreign Office hauled in Myanmar Ambassador U Kyaw Zwar Minn, citing the…

The Scottish Independence Movement Will Now Be Very Difficult to Stop
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The Scottish Independence Movement Will Now Be Very Difficult to Stop

Predictions of the break-up of the UK may be reaching a crescendo, but they are scarcely new. In 1707, Jonathan Swift wrote a poem deriding the Act of Union between England and Scotland, which had just been passed, for seeking to combine two incompatible peoples in one state: “As if a man in making posies/…

Brexit Was Johnson’s Churchillian Moment. So Britain Can Now Have Its Cake and Eat It?
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Brexit Was Johnson’s Churchillian Moment. So Britain Can Now Have Its Cake and Eat It?

Britain got its independence back and got the best trade deal it could hope for with Brussels. Too good to be true? There was a great deal of bluffing on both sides, right up to the line. But the Brexit deal, finally nailed on Christmas eve, was ultimately a considerable victory for Britain and a…