Category Archives: United Kingdom

TCS: A Very British Holiday – BOXING DAY

Good Morning! ____________________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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The story of 2017: first as tragedy, second as farce

By ann summers Narrativity gets to take it in the neck next year as the electoral shock wears off, only to continue the strategy of tension necessary for the current state of nonlinear political warfare. Donald Trump’s presidency is shaping … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, American History, China, Countries, Economics, Fascists/Corporatists, Government, Investing, Media, Political Science, Politics, Presidential Elections, Russia, Stock Market, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, United States, Wall Street, World History | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

“It’s Not the End of the World at All”

“It’s not the end of the world at all,” he said. “It’s only the end for us. The world will go on just the same, only we shan’t be in it. I dare say it will get along all right … Continue reading

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Being on the right side of neoliberal Water

“Well, art is art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb … Continue reading

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BREXIT: not that bad despite Trumpian resemblance

Brexit will take many years to complete and some legal experts are even suggesting that it cannot even be completed considering other matters like NATO. That it seems like a reaction against cheap labor migration amidst austerity makes it seem … Continue reading

Posted in Austerity, Economics, England, European Union, Foreign Policy, Investing, Media, NATO, News, Political Science, Presidential Elections, Scotland, Stock Market, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Wall Street | Tagged , | 3 Comments

The Coffee Shop – The House of Dreams

The Coffee Shop is an open thread-style discussion forum for human interest news of the day. From Mark Cersosimo: Starting in 1998, The House Of Dreams is a project conceived by Stephen Wright and his former partner Donald Jones. The … Continue reading

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Bring me the head of Diego Garcia: blaming the Brits for being Dodos about Disposession

By ann summers In 1966, the head of Britain’s Colonial Office, Lord Denis Greenhill, wrote about Chagos, “The object of the exercise is to get some rocks which will remain ours; there will be no indigenous population except seagulls who … Continue reading

Posted in 9-11, Aviation, Countries, England, environment, Foreign Policy, Government, History, Imperialism, Political Science, Politics, Terrorism, United Kingdom, United States, US Military, USAF, USN, War on "Terror" | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The Triumph of the Old New Left: UK Labour moves away from the centre

By ann summers A perhaps stunning victory for a party frustrated with recent defeats, and with perhaps the infusion of underrepresented elements, the leadership of the UK Labour Party has risen/fallen in a 59% vote for a repudiation of the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, Republicans, and the Gospel of Climate Change Denial (With a Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video)

Posted by Elaine Magliaro Award-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore noted that since Pope Francis came “out on the side of acknowledging human-caused global warming, Republican presidential contenders are suddenly on the side of ‘science’ not religion.” Fiore: Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Neocon Bill Kristol Gets into Heated Argument with John Heilemann over the Confederate Flag Issue, Claims That the Left Has a Campaign to Disrespect the Memory of Confederate Soldiers

By Elaine Magliaro Bill Kristol–neoconservative political analyst and commentator, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, and clueless pundit who is wrong about everything–got into a heated discussion with Bloomberg’s Politics Editor John Heilemann on Morning Joe Wednesday. Kristol had … Continue reading

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