The UK’s “Novice” Foreign Secretary: Boris Johnson’s Big Challenge:

“The magic has gone. It’s no longer one of the great offices of state”. For the columnist Jonathan Friedland in The Guardian on July 16th, the new job allotted to the former London mayor is “merely symbolic” – mainly because “on any topic which counts, prime ministers make their own foreign policy”. He also expressed […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on July 24th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Update: On The Brink Of New Leadership: Britain’s Very Temporary Power Vacuum:

There’s a cartoon in the latest edition of the satirical magazine “Private Eye” which encapsulates the UK’s current political situation. An extra-terrestrial , having just landed its space-craft on Earth, is consulting a passer-by for advice: “Take me (it asks) to anyone who remotely resembles a leader”. Assuming this conversation is taking place in London […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on July 11th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Searching For New Leaders: Britain’s Temporary Power Vacuum:

There’s a cartoon in the latest edition of the satirical magazine “Private Eye” which encapsulates the UK’s current political situation. An extra-terrestrial , having just landed its space-craft on Earth, is consulting a passer-by for advice: “Take me (it asks) to anyone who remotely resembles a leader”. If this conversation was taking place in (for […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on July 11th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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