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    Half of British Citizens Want to Exit the European Union

    According to a newly released poll of citizens in four European countries, half of Britons would vote to leave the European Union (EU). While 50 percent of United Kingdom citizens said they would vote to leave the EU, only 36 percent said they would vote to stay in the EU. … More

    Gibraltar Tensions Highlight the Importance of U.S. Engagement in Europe

    This week, the United Kingdom is sending 10 naval ships through the Mediterranean as part of a routine yearly deployment. In light of recent Spanish provocations over Gibraltar, and because some of the ships will anchor at “the Rock,” media is rife with talk of escalation. In reality, the deployment … More

    London Terror Attack A Reminder Terrorism Is Not Over

    Yesterday’s horrific daylight terror attack in London, which left one British soldier dead, is another reminder that Islamic fundamentalists will stop at nothing to terrorize free societies. The two terrorists, covered in blood and carrying meat cleavers, were filmed after the attack calmly waiting for London police to arrive. They … More

    Heritage Mourns Loss of Lady Margaret Thatcher, "Intrepid Warrior for Freedom"

    Great Britain and the world have lost a great leader. The Heritage Foundation, like all of America, has lost a faithful ally. And, speaking personally, my wife and I have lost a dear friend. Lady Thatcher now takes her place in history alongside Sir Winston Churchill, the Duke of Wellington … More

    Celebrating Margaret Thatcher Day in the Falkland Islands

    Today the Falkland Islands are observing Margaret Thatcher Day. Thirty years ago today, during her first visit to the Falkland Islands since its liberation, Thatcher said: Today again the Union Jack flies over Port Stanley, and may it ever fly there. So we in the Falkland Islands and in Great … More

    How Sequestration Budget Cuts Could Affect U.K. Defense

    If sequestration becomes a reality in January 2013, the Department of Defense (DOD) will cut another $500 billion from an already slashed defense budget. These cuts are likely to negatively affect many American allies—especially the United Kingdom. Here are two programs that London should watch carefully: 1. The Short Take … More

    Lesson for Warren Buffett: British Millionaires' Response to Tax Increases

    As the fiscal cliff approaches, Congress and President Obama continue to debate tax increases, even though spending is the problem. Investor Warren Buffett recently opined that tax hikes on the wealthy would not curtail investments or hurt the economy. His logic, like President Obama’s, assumes that incentives don’t matter. Oh … More

    Argentina's Ship of State Hits Choppy Waters

    It’s Spring Break in Argentina, and tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest the policies of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Argentineans are angry—about rising crime, corruption, and the virtual ban her government has imposed on the purchase of foreign currencies as it attempts to … More

    The McKinnon Case and the U.S.–U.K. Extradition Treaty

    On Tuesday, British Home Secretary Theresa May announced in the House of Commons that Gary McKinnon, who has acknowledged hacking into U.S. government computers, would not be extradited to the U.S. because he was mentally ill, and extradition would therefore violate his human rights. The U.S. Department of Justice responded … More

    Why Larry Summers Is Wrong About the British Economy

    Harvard economist Larry Summers claims in The Washington Post that aggressive fiscal austerity in the U.K. is the primary cause of its continued economic stagnation. But the former Obama advisor understates both the necessity for a credible British fiscal plan in 2010 and the structural factors that have been a … More