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Inflection Points Dec 14, 2019
Boris Johnson’s next act: Saving the UK
By Frederick Kempe
Prime Minister Johnson – who famously craves both public attention and a place in history – won the former and a shot at the latter through a British election victory this week that was the most convincing conservative victory since Margaret Thatcher in 1987. To save the United Kingdom itself, however, he must reverse course, or at least amend direction, on much of what he has said and done to win in the first place.
New Atlanticist Dec 13, 2019
Johnson triumphs in UK election: What’s next?
By David A. Wemer
“Much of the electorate seems to have bought the Johnson message that electing a Conservative government will mark the end of the Brexit process,” Sir Peter Westmacott said. “In fact, it only signals the beginning of the real negotiations on Britain’s future relationship with the EU and the rest of the world.”
Long Take Sep 22, 2019
After Brexit, will Scotland take the high road out of the UK?
By Andrew R. Marshall
Just two years after Scots narrowly rejected independence by referendum, a second bite at the apple―IndyRef2―is being widely discussed, and one recent opinion pollshows it leading to a pro-independence result.