Week of Jan 26 – Feb 1

By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor, USDR.

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


David Cameron wins breakthrough EU offer on migrant benefits

June referendum on cards as PM forces concession from Donald Tusk for
Britain to apply brakes immediately after poll

Hitachi to remain in UK regardless of Brexit vote

Boss of Japanese industrial giant describes Britain as an “open” country
and says Hitachi will continue to do business in UK regardless of whether
it is a member of the European Union.


Cameron seeks to beef up ’emergency brake’ as eurosceptics fight each other

David Cameron and Donald Tusk have been discussing Britain’s beef with the
European Union over a dinner of beef this evening. The European Council
president has just left, telling reporters there was ‘no deal’.


I’m putting my money where my mouth is and betting against climate change

I’ve invested in a fund that will aim to short-sell overvalued renewable energy stocks


If you want Google to pay more tax, then change the law

Do we really want to live in a country in which politicians decide the terms of doing business after the fact?

The Chancellor must make it his mission to simplify our crazy tax system

The Google fiasco is just another manifestation of how our broken system is in urgent need of repair

Leaving will be good for farmers and fishermen

When the UK leaves the EU it will carry on paying all the current grants to farmers.
We will have our own money to spend, and will have all the money we had to send to the EU to pay for our farm subsidies back under our own control. A Conservative government will guarantee existing subsidy levels and will discuss with farmers if they need more or if they want the money paid in some different way.


Corbyn shows how to miss an open goal

The Labour leader was unable, even with the help of a man called Jeff, to express public indignation about Google.


Why radicals see their own radicalism as a virtue

The progressive radical may disdain the “extreme” policies of Trump and Palin, yet admire Corbyn’s radical stances

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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

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