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Post Tagged 'Boris Johnson'

The UK Supreme Court’s dangerous ruling

This morning, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom ruled unanimously that Boris Johnson unlawfully suspended Parliament and annulled his order to prorogue. Today’s Supreme Court decision holds deep importance for Brexit, EU corruption, and the rule of law. Continue Reading...

Bailouts, moral hazards, and the scapegoating of the taxpayer

If pandering is the politicians’ pastime, then we owe a special debt of gratitude to those who resist this seemingly irresistible force. Today, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that he refused to extend a £150 million government bailout to prevent Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel agency, from going bankrupt. Continue Reading...

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...