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    Is The British Purchase of the F-35 At Risk?

    The British Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has published a “Strategic Security Review.” The IPPR is not just any think tank: in the 1990s, its work formed the basis for many of the domestic programs that New Labour undertook when it came into power in 1997. It has since … More

    The Inspiration of Lady Thatcher

    In a small, but hugely significant move, leader of Britain’s Conservative Party, David Cameron, has formally constituted a new parliamentary grouping in the European Parliament. The ‘European Conservatives and Reformists Group’ is the first European parliamentary party dedicated to a model of European governance that protects national sovereignty. Already comprised … More

    Spend More, Waste More

    Since 1999, the Labour Government in Britain has been on a spending spree of historic proportions. Actually, it’s been on two of them. From 1999 to 2005/6, expenditure grew at 4.8% annually in real terms. As a proportion of GDP, it rose from 36.3% to 41.3%. Then, for a while, … More

    The Obama Administration Supports the U.S.-U.K. Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty

    The administration recently released its Treaty Priority List, designating the treaties for which it supports – and those for which it does not support – Senate action. The U.S.-U.K. Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty, and its U.S.-Australia counterpart, is on the List. The treaties permit the U.S. to trade most defense … More

    The Labour Party and the EU Take A Beating in Britain’s Elections

    The polls said it would be bad for Labour. But no one expected it to be this bad. On Thursday, Britons voted in local county elections and elections for the European Parliament. The result was a devastating repudiation of Gordon Brown’s tottering government, and of the cause of European integration. … More

    Britain Polls, Brown Sinks

    LONDON – Britain is going to the polls today in a double-barreled election: for local councils, and to send representatives to the European Parliament. It’s hard to take either of these organizations very seriously: local councils may be responsible for delivering services, but since they raise so little of their … More

    Honoring President Ronald Reagan in London

    Here’s good news for a Friday: the planning committee of the Westminster City Council in London has given its approval for the placement of a statue honoring President Reagan outside the American Embassy. The statue will be accompanied by a piece of the Berlin Wall, to pay tribute to Reagan’s … More

    The UK Strikes Back

    The Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom Director Nile Gardiner responds to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs anti-British press tirade in today’s Telegraph: This kind of attack would normally be made against the likes of the North Korean or Iranian state media, but in the current climate of … More

    Queen's Normandy Invitation Found

    After furious diplomatic exchanges between the French and British governments, reports are emerging that Queen Elizabeth II — the only reigning monarch to have actively served in World War II — has finally been invited to commemorate the D-Day Landings in Normandy, France next week together with other heads of … More

    Hague is Right: EU Threatens US-UK Special Relationship

    In a recent, high-profile article, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband stated that the Conservative Party’s European policy, which advocates Britain’s sovereignty and independence as a nation-state, threatens the US-UK Special Relationship. He argued that President Obama’s unfettered enthusiasm for further EU integration means that Britain should relinquish its foreign policy … More