Trump in the UK: A Marriage Made in Hell By Seth Ferris

8 June 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

We have all seen it time and again – the US walks into some developing country, gives its support to its favoured politicians, irrespective of whether they are in government or not, and then starts trying to dictate domestic policy by offering “aid” the poor country is in no position to refuse.

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Britain: Theresa May resignation – let’s kick out the rest of the Tories! By Adam Booth

24 May 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

[This is quite a good summation of the mess the British ruling class have got themselves into over the Brexit BS as it exposes the undercurrent of reaction at the heart of British capitalism. WB]

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After three years of can kicking, Theresa May has finally run out of road. Giving a teary-eyed speech in front of Number 10 this morning, the Prime Minister announced that she would step down on 7 June. The race to succeed her will begin the following week. Then the fireworks will really begin.
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Conservative Party implodes over Brexit crisis as May agrees to stand down next month By Robert Stevens

18 May 2019 — WSWS

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to stand down as Tory party leader and prime minister after her European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill goes before Parliament in the first week of June. Since May reached a deal with the EU in November, she has been unable to secure agreement from a deeply divided parliament.

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Huawei Hypocrisy By Craig Murray

7 May 2019 — Craig Murray

Theresa May almost certainly sacked Gavin Williamson not just on the basis of a telephone billing record showing he had a phone call with a Telegraph journalist, but on the basis of a recording of the conversation itself. It astonishes me that still, after Snowden and his PRISM revelations, after Wikileaks Vault 7 releases, and after numerous other sources including my own humble contribution, people still manage to avoid the cognitive dissonance that goes with really understanding how much we are surveilled and listened to. Even Cabinet Ministers manage to pretend to themselves it is not happening.

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Theresa May’s Conservative government survives no-confidence vote By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden

17 January 2019 — WSWS

Theresa May’s government survived a no-confidence vote Wednesday night brought by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. MPs voted by 325 to 306 with all 314 MPs of her divided Conservative Party voting to keep the government in office. They were joined by the 10 MPs of the Democratic Unionist Party and an independent unionist.

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How can Brexit be about democracy after this? By Graham Vanbergen

13 December 2018 — True Publica

How can Brexit be about democracy after this?

I have written endlessly about the involvement of dark money and right-wing free-market fundamentalists agitating for Brexit who secured positions in high office and the very corridors of power. In my recent book, ‘Brexit – A corporate coup d’etat’ – I highlighted how they established, built and nurtured authoritative organisations to ensure that Brexit was not a wasted opportunity to push forward the next stage of the global reign of free markets.

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May delays Brexit vote while Corbyn refuses to move no confidence motion By Chris Marsden

11 December 2018 — WSWS

On the day UK Prime Minister Theresa May called off the vote on her proposed Brexit deal with the European Union (EU), Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to move a motion of no-confidence until she completed a fresh round of negotiations with Brussels.

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