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UK Politics

NHS in Crisis: A Warning from Across the Pond

November 10, 2013

The UK Daily Mail ran a commentary on the UK’s health system being on the verge of real crisis.  The culprit?  Bureaucratic ineptitude:  bad doctors get promotions; too many sick, not enough beds; massive waste, fraud, and abuse within the system; and more people are dying because of it.  While any system has its problems, [...]

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Farage: “This European Union is the New Communism”

April 22, 2013

The EU is a clear political expression of a civilization’s decay as its ruling class plays its last few cards before some kind of end.  Nigel Farage, an MEP from the UK who belongs to the UK Independence Party (UKIP) back home, spoke truth to power about the EU’s actions regarding the troubles in Cyprus, [...]

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Kate Middleton Is Expecting

December 3, 2012

Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton have announced that they are expecting a baby.  The couple didn’t plan to announce the news this early, but once Kate went to the hospital with morning sickness, they figured the cat was out of the bag.  This is major news because now that the rules of succession [...]

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Tax the Rich, Until They Go Galt Anyway

November 29, 2012

The United States isn’t the only country operating under the delusion that it has a revenue problem.  The UK, a country whose welfare state is even more bloated than ours, thought the same thing when it decided to increase taxes on its wealthiest citizens to 50 percent.  Predictably, the tax didn’t solve the non-existent revenue [...]

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Muslim UK Cabinet Minister Tries to Spread Christmas Cheer

November 12, 2012

When I went to London three years ago, I was stuck by the Christmas decorations because they actually referred to Christmas.  Although like our country, the UK is no stranger to political correctness, it was reassuring to see a society that wasn’t so hypersensitive about the possibility of offending those who are offended by the [...]

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Editorial Makes Romney’s Argument for Europe

September 2, 2012

The UK Telegraph ran an editorial which captures the great reality of our time: “the myth of a democratic socialist society funded by capitalism is finished.”  Janet Daley makes the argument that you can’t have a robust free market and pay for all the goodies of a European social welfare state.  There’s simply not enough [...]

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Romney’s Hiccups in London

July 26, 2012

While presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney tours a number of countries over the next few weeks, he’s currently in London for tomorrow night’s 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies.  In the meantime, he met with Prime Minister David Cameron and others to talk about the games, etc., which offered a small moment of tension — Romney [...]

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Raise Taxes If You Want Less Revenue

February 24, 2012

Every time a nation faces deficits, our liberal friends argue that taxes must be increased in order to increase revenues.  Lowering taxes, they say, exacerbates fiscal problems because lower rates must mean that the government would take in less money.  But does it work that way? Let’s take a look at what is happening in [...]

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Should London Riot Victims Have the Right to Bear Arms?

August 10, 2011

The Daily Telegraph’s Nile Gardiner raises an interesting question: do the London riots demonstrate a need for the right to bear arms?  Unlike the United States where the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected, the United Kingdom has such a phobia of firearms that most police officers don’t even carry them.  One thing the [...]

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Kicking a Man When He’s Down, and Stealing His Stuff

August 9, 2011

There are no excuses for doing this to another human being, especially one who is injured.  Period. David Cameron needs to grow a pair, ignore CINOs like this one, stop worrying about offending parasites, and start cracking skulls. Hat tip:  The Corner.  Also, clicking through to Guido Fawkes isn’t a bad idea if you want [...]

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Freedom of the Press, According to Liberals

July 19, 2011

For years, liberals controlled every television network and most of the print media in the United States.  Then Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and the conservative blogosphere came along, which caused many on the left to act like Nancy Pelosi when she comes into contact with Holy Water.  Of course, that conservative-leaning media is only a [...]

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Miliband on Message

July 7, 2011

British Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband (a.k.a. “Eddie the Unready”) may not be that quick on his feet, but you can’t deny that the guy knows how to stay on message. BTW, Labour has a slight lead in most polls right now despite Miliband’s low approval ratings.  Putting aside the rhetoric, this guy could be [...]

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Viewing British Politics Through a Fun House Mirror

June 16, 2011

The UK seems to be turning into bizarro world.  The Marxist-leaning Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is calling for reduction in wasteful government spending while his obnoxious left-wing Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls (think Joe Biden without the charm, and yes, his name is actually Ed Balls) is calling for VAT tax cuts to stimulate the [...]

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Today’s Royal Wedding

April 29, 2011

What a tailor-made Friday fluff piece! When I got teased this morning for catching a bit of the Royal Wedding before class, I merely stated that sometimes I can be a pop culture whore.  That being said I’m not obsessed with the monarchy or taking my focus off the big issues or anything like that, [...]

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The Jury Will Disregard those Remarks. No, Really.

April 26, 2011

This piece of politically correct lunacy comes to us from the UK, but it can’t be too long before some liberal tries to introduce it here.  The government agency charged with running the court system is now issuing jury summonses in seven different languages to provide people who cannot read the English language with an [...]

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Hannan on America’s Europeanization — Run Away!!!

March 13, 2011

America’s favorite Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Daniel Hannan, wrote an excellent book last year, The New Road to Serfdom, which warns us about the European-style direction America is taking and what a tragedy for the world and liberty that would be.  Recently, Hannan summarized the main points of his book in this widely [...]

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Multiculturalism’s Failure in Europe

February 13, 2011

Sociologist Neil Howe observed in 1997 that we in America get the feeling sometimes that “millions of self-actualized persons don’t add up to an actualized society,” that the fractious niche-making of multiculturalism may do more to divide us than unite us.  Celebrate diversity — fine.  But at what point does our diversity become a liability?  [...]

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British Left Asks Media to Do its Bidding

January 18, 2011

When the British Conservative Party won the largest number of seats in the last general election, they did not win an outright majority in the House of Commons.  That forced them to enter into a coalition with the Liberal Democrats (similar to our Democrats but probably more committed to civil liberties for law-abiding citizens).  During [...]

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Maybe the Brits are to Blame

January 10, 2011

After Gabrielle Giffords was shot, the left began to blame Sarah Palin for the shooting because she published a list of Democrats with targets on them.  Conservatives in the new media responded by pointing out that the targets depicted were actually political targets for the GOP to focus on the 2010 election, that Democrats also [...]

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Did Harriet Harman Ever Tell You You’re Her Hero? Good.

December 13, 2010

When you think of the word “hero,” what comes to mind?  Sully Sullenberger gliding a commercial jet on the Hudson River to save the lives of every one on board?  A soldier risking his life in some foreign war zone to protect our freedom?  A fire fighter rushing into a burning building to save an [...]

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Nigel Farage: EU Tirade Awesomeness

November 30, 2010

Check out MEP (Member of European Parliament) and UK Independence Party Nigel Farage’s tirade against the EU, their bailout policies, and their disdain for democracy.  I saw this clip on Beck last night and feel that adding it to the echo chamber is appropriate:

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Jerry Brown’s “Whore” Issue

October 9, 2010

Word came out that someone on California Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown’s staff referred to his Republican opponent Meg Whitman as a “whore” on a voicemail no one thought was still being recorded.  A weak obligatory apology was issued, but believe it or not, the next day NOW came out and endorsed him!  Well, they [...]

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UK EcoNazi Ad a Little Nuts

October 4, 2010

I thought this bizarre ad from across the pond needed to have one more voice added to the echo chamber in criticizing its inept creepiness.  It’s not funny-creepy like the “Green Police” Super Bowl ad was.  Nope, this is the kind of ad that EcoNazis think might be somehow clever, but to the unbrainwashed masses [...]

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America’s Role in Lockerbie Bomber’s Release

July 26, 2010

The Dem’s insatiable appetite to drive a political point home inadvertently may have gone too far.  In the wake of the BP Gulf Oil Spill, Democrats wanted to pound the demonization of BP by investigating further, looking into a potential link between BP and the 2009 release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the man charged, tried [...]

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Britain — USA Run Away from NHS!

July 11, 2010

President Obama recess appointed a straight-up welfare state redistributionist to handle Medicare and Medicaid, Donald Berwick, despite the fact that no one was holding up the confirmation process.  Obama was obviously hiding Berwick, not willing to give Republicans the opportunity to legitimately bash this guy’s radical point of view in public.  As the saying goes: [...]

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Simon Cowell, Tory

May 27, 2010

Simon Cowell signed off for the last time on American Idol‘s finale last night (no, I didn’t watch it either).  Well, Cowell did a round of interviews which exposed him as a Conservative Party supporter earlier this month, which was mentioned once again in a Fox News interview he did this week. Understanding debt and [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #6, 5/19/2010

May 19, 2010

Episode #6 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode, Mike, Ryan, and Sal discuss the British Election, the economic situation in Greece and how it foreshadows our own economic problems, the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the new Arizona Immigration law. As promised in the podcast, [...]

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Prime Minister David Cameron

May 12, 2010

David Cameron became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom yesterday after being asked by Queen Elizabeth II to form a government.  He is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the youngest Prime Minister in two centuries.  Cameron replacing Gordon Brown is undoubtedly welcome news and although most small “c” conservatives are in [...]

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Gordon Brown Resigns

May 11, 2010

Well that was fast.  Gordon Brown is at Buckingham Palace at this very moment to resign as Prime Minister.  David Cameron will meet with the Queen and be appointed Prime Minster shortly after Brown exits stage left.

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Gordon Brown’s Hours as Prime Minister Are Numbered

May 11, 2010

Gordon Brown announced yesterday that he would step down as Prime Minister and as leader of the Labour Party by the Labour Party conference in August.  During the announcement, he also stated that his Labour Party was in talks with Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats about forming what a coalition based on what he called Britain’s [...]

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