Brexit

Restive voters pull rug from under the feet of complacent potentates

It’s the memes wot won it. This shorthand definition of an image, video or cartoon — usually humorous and shared rapidly by internet users — is one of many explanations for the extraordinary results posted in Thursday’s British general election. Bundled off the campaign just three days before the poll because of a series of [...]

By |2017-06-12T21:03:51+00:00June 12th, 2017|Brexit, International Politics, World Politics|0 Comments

Trump’s dream has come true — now for swamp-draining, walls and wars

Tony Leon: The president-elect might pay little attention to SA or tear up key treaties in order to ‘make America great again Karl Marx was right and Thomas Friedman was wrong. That’s one of the "huge" — to use one of US president-elect Donald J Trump’s favourite words — consequences of Wednesday’s US electoral earthquake. [...]

By |2016-11-10T19:32:09+00:00November 10th, 2016|Brexit, Donald Trump, US elections|0 Comments

Brexit vote has evaporated the certainties of decades

AMONG the many benefits of being in residence as a Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics some years back, was to become acquainted with some of the faculty at a university overflowing with the academic equivalents of rock stars. Niall Ferguson, the whip-smart and charismatic professor of history, had a keen interest in SA, which [...]

By |2016-07-09T21:43:41+00:00July 8th, 2016|Brexit, International Politics|0 Comments

After Brexit, the great unravelling

Unlikely a place as England might be for a political earthquake, it is perhaps the setting for a great unravelling In July 1961, in London's West End, a new musical play debuted to critical and commercial success. Entitled Stop the World - I Want to Get Off , it was set in a circus. Last [...]