LONDON -- British finance minister Philip Hammond reassured Britons that the UK will step in to provide a full measure of bureaucratic idiocy formerly provided by the EU that will strive to be every bit as nonsensical as the European government was.
It will cost £4.5 billion to replicate the EU's Byzantine permitting processes and subsidies, but the government will find the cash — though not out of the payments to Brussels, for which Britain remains on the hook. Given that the UK paid £13 billion to the EU last year to achieve that £4.5 billion, the new total cost is £17.5 billion. Full story»
LONDON -- The Leave campaign has won the referendum and the UK will quit the European Union, after 40 years of squabbling and free limousines.
God, as always a stalwart for Remain, strategically flooded London just as the polls opened. However, enjoying live footage of the Environment Agency's office up to its windows in sewage, the rest of England gleefully ticked the other box. Full story»
LONDON -- In the wake of the vote to leave the EU, ministers across the UK have started to prove their mettle in “steadying” the ship in the face of stormy seas.
The SNP have commenced touting unity in Europe as a reason to leave the UK, Nigel Farage has accused the EU of being bone-idle, the Labour party is being held hostage by activists and Boris has bugged out altogether. Full story»
The rout is not a reaction to Brexit — which merely replaces debate over Union with louder and higher-pitched debate — but to Obama's declaration, earlier this month, that a Britain outside the E.U. would be too piddling a nation to trade with. Full story»