Week of Aug 2 – 8

By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor, USDR.

Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.


The snare of the single market

One of the worst jobs I was given in government was negotiating numerous Directives and Regulations to complete the so called single market. Seeing the construction of this complex web of law codes from the inside taught me that this was no ordinary market. This was a simple power grab by the EU authorities, using the cover of the markets as means of taking over large areas of legislative authority from the member states.

An elected upper house is an abysmal idea

Burning down a dirty house is more newsworthy than cleaning it, but not wiser.


Making terror even more terrifying than it already is

The combination of mental illness, drugs and family breakdown can drive mass attacks, and Islamist ideology is not necessarily a fourth factor.


May’s mission. Not so much social justice or even social mobility as social reform.

She shares Thatcher’s interest in “ordinary working people” – but without the overarching aim of shrinking the role of the state.

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Across The Pond is edited daily by Steve Parkhurst. Steve is a political consultant, a writer at his blog as well as a Senior Editor here at US Daily Review. Follow Steve on Twitter @SteveParkhurst

All opinions expressed on USDR are those of the author and not necessarily those of US Daily Review.