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Post Tagged 'Boris Johnson'

A Christian’s calling during Brexit chaos

The UK has been on a wild ride this week, with the future of Brexit teetering on a razor’s edge. Prime Minister Boris Johnson expelled 21 members from the Conservative Party after they voted for a bill preventing the UK from leaving the EU without a deal, while Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party – which regularly demanded a general election against the hapless Theresa May – sank (or at least postponed) Johnson’s plan to call a general election. Continue Reading...

Boris Johnson’s ‘win-win’ expressway to Brexit

Boris Johnson‘s decision to prorogue Parliament has opened up two paths for the UK to make a clean break from the European Union. This holds the potential to undermine globalism and the welfare state while diffusing prosperity to the developing world, according to a new essay by Rev. Continue Reading...

Explainer: Who is Boris Johnson?

Boris Johnson, a champion of free trade and lower taxes, will serve as the next prime minister of the UK beginning on Wednesday, July 24. Officials announced on Tuesday that Johnson won 66.4 percent of the Conservative Party’s popular vote, besting rival Jeremy Hunt 92,153 votes to 46,656. Continue Reading...

Brexit and Trump’s UK visit

I was recently in an interview on NTN24 (a CNN-type TV channel for the Spanish-speaking world) about President Donald Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom. Although the topic of Brexit was not supposed to be on the agenda for this state visit—especially in the presence of the queen—it seemed that Brexit was the first topic Trump brought up. Continue Reading...