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Has David Cameron Won a Battle to Lose a War?

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David Cameron is basking today in the light of a historic triumph. Not since 1983 has an incumbent Prime Minister’s party been returned to Westminster with more seats than in the previous elections, and that was the conservative Grand Dame Margaret Thatcher. Not only have the Tories defied the pundits and the pollsters to avoid […]

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Scotland, Cameron and Rajoy

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The ballots are in and Scotland has voted decisively to remain in the Union[1]. The results became clear in the early morning hours after 30 of Scotland’s 32 councils had reported in and the lead in the “NO” vote became insurmountable. By a slightly wider margin than I had previously predicted[2] Scottish voters agreed that they […]

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Catalonia-Spain September Update: The Gift of a Thistle

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People are finally starting to take notice of the political tsunami that is forming in Europe. People that matter: market makers, fund managers, traders. They are coming to realize what some of us have been saying since 2010: a storm is coming, and its twin foci are Scotland and Catalonia. It begins in Scotland, where […]

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Gibraltar: A Firmer Response Is Needed

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On the 17th of July, a Spanish Navy patrol boat intercepted two merchant ships en route to the port of Gibraltar and ordered them to turn around[1]. The incident took place within the 3-mile International limit, which Spain does not recognize in the case of Gibraltar. This incident adds to the more than 600 incursions[2] […]

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Cameron’s Faux Pas de Deux

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pas de deux, noun \-ˈdə(r), -ˈdü\: In ballet, a pas de deux is a dance duet in which two dancers, typically a male and a female, perform ballet steps together. It usually has five parts, consisting of an entrée (introduction), an adagio, two variations (a solo for each dancer), and a coda (finale) faux pas […]

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Farage´s Law of Unintended Consequences

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May’s elections to the European Parliament continue to have important consequences far beyond Brussels. The first lesson was about the rise of the anti-EU, sometimes extremist parties in numerous major states. Marine le Pen’s National Front took fully 25% of the vote in France and Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party defeated both the Tories and […]

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Between the Rock and a Hard Place

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As I write this article, I am sitting on a 4th floor terrace in the Spanish port town of Marbella; close enough to see the Rock of Gibraltar on a clear day, but not close enough to see the hours long lines that form at the international frontier due to the recent row between Spain […]

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Can Europe Survive without Britain?

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David Cameron is clearly not interested in winning friends and gaining influence in Brussels. On January 23rd, the British Prime Minister made a major foreign policy speech calling for a renegotiation of the United Kingdom’s relationship with Europe as well as an “in-out” referendum sometime after the next general election.[1] Mr. Cameron cited the British public’s […]

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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