March 23, 2019
What would Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher do in respect of Brexit? That's the question with which we're wrestling as the second woman premier to lead Britain, Theresa May, flounders toward the March 29 date by which, absent a deal or an agreed-upon delay, Britain will finally regain its independence. How would the Iron Lady handle what the nervous Nellies are calling a colossal constitutional crisis?
British lawmakers will today vote on postponing the date when Britain leaves the European Union. There are 15 days to go until the scheduled exit date of March 29.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is also expected to put her proposed Brexit deal before the British Parliament for a third time in the coming week even though Parliament has already rejected it on two occasions. May told members of Parliament that if her deal was not accepted, then Brexit may be delayed considerably.
By PAUL ATKINSON, Special to the Sun | March 12, 2019
Robert Samuelson, Washington Post
What in the world is Charles de Gaulle going to think when he gets ahold of the latest op-ed piece from Emmanuel Macron? We understand that De Gaulle, the founding father of the Fifth Republic, has been dead for nigh fifty years. A lucky thing for him, too, given the way things are going in the land to which he addressed his immortal "Call to Honor."
Editorial of The New York Sun | March 13, 2019
As the Mother of Parliaments wrestles with whether to bow to the voters of Great Britain or the mandarins in Brussels, here's what we will be thinking. We will be thinking how lucky Americans are that the Revolutionaries who founded our country struck for independence when they did. They seized independence when they had the chance, and it's made all the difference since.
Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal
Theresa May’s crushing defeat in the House of Commons yesterday over her plan for Britain to leave the European Union was actually a great victory for her, provided that you make a simple assumption: that she and her colleagues never wanted Britain to leave the EU in the first place. A majority of the British legislature is, and always was, opposed to Brexit. Those legislators who agitated most vociferously for it declined, when the time came, to carry out the policy, leaving it to a woman, already well known for her political maladroitness. Read more here....