Britain’s ‘Special’ Relationship

Britain’s ‘Special’ Relationship

Britain’s much-vaunted special relationship with the United States got a clunking reality-check with the arrival of President Joe Biden for the G7 summit. Biden told Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, to stop messing around with the European Union over Brexit negotiations concerning Northern Ireland. According to reports, Biden ordered a severe diplomatic rebuke to Johnson…

Jewish Groups That Aid Israel’s War Crimes Can’t Deny All Responsibility for Those Crimes

Jewish Groups That Aid Israel’s War Crimes Can’t Deny All Responsibility for Those Crimes

Here is something that can be said with great confidence. It is racist – antisemitic, if you prefer – to hold Jews, individually or collectively, accountable for Israel’s crimes. Jews are not responsible for Israel’s war crimes, even if the Israeli state presumes to implicate Jews in its crimes by falsely declaring it represents all…

The Scottish Independence Movement Will Now Be Very Difficult to Stop

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?

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…

Guinea Pigs United

Guinea Pigs United

Not many countries are brave or reckless enough to execute a vast medical experiment on their entire population and put vulnerable people at risk. Britain and Israel did. On December 8, Britain was the first Western country to start “immunising its population.” Two weeks later, just a few days before Christmas, Britain grasped that it…