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Dec 26 2020

Endings for Beginnings: Reaching a Brexit Deal

Donate ILLUSTRATIVE Submitted by Dr. Binoy Kampmark It was a hurried dash and came just before the end of the transition period.  The UK and the European Union have reached an agreement on the torturously long road of Brexit.  UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson can take the deal back to his constituents and Parliament, claiming he achieved something less horrendous than a no-deal Brexit.  EU diplomats can claim to have also chalked up some vital concessions. Johnson’s lectern mood was stubbornly confident.  On December 24, he reiterated the reclaiming of British sovereignty, making the dubious assertion that “we left on …

Dec 21 2020

Yuletide Lockdowns and Cancelling Christmas

IILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE Submitted by Dr. Binoy Kampmark The mind changer in Downing Street has struck again.  With UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the helm, changes of direction are compulsive, natural and sudden. The U-Turn has become the prosaic expectation.  “Too often it looks like this government licks its finger and sticks it in the air to see which way the wind is blowing,” Tory MP Charles Walker, deputy chair of the 1922 Committee, lamented in August.  “This is not a sustainable way to approach the business of governing and government.” As unsustainable as it might be, the UK was …

Dec 20 2020

Brexit, Billionaires and the Little People

ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE Submitted by Dr. Binoy Kampmark Capitalism and patriotism do not share the same stable. When those in the business of accumulating profits suggest a love for flag and country, be wary.  Wars might take place and trade agreements struck by governments, but the capitalist will go for the market that matters, whatever the flag. A recent exponent of this proposition is Sir Jim Ratcliffe, a billionaire who was a strong advocate for Britain leaving the European Union.  In approaching negotiations with the EU after the referendum result, he had an instruction to Britain’s diplomats: “We must listen, we …

Jul 25 2020

NATO 2020: A Coalition of the Unwilling

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS, Thanks to your support in the previous days, SouthFront was able to finalize this analytical video. Nonetheless, the situation remains complicated due to the increasing agressive censorship and pressure on our team. SouthFront is a crowdfunded endeavour that operates on the audience’s donations. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SURVIVE WITHOUT YOUR HELP: PayPal: [email protected], http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson The problem with alliances is that …