Week of July 5 – 11, 2022

Across the Pond by Steve Parkhurst

By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor,  USDR.

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


Steel tariffs will be the nail in the coffin of global Britain

Debate on energy security


Live: Boris Johnson resigns as Prime Minister

Defiant to the bitter end, until it was too late – how Boris Johnson became Britain’s Trump

The prime minister resisted resigning until the very last, claiming he owed his mandate to the people, not the politicians – just as Donald Trump saw the mob outside the Capitol as ‘his people’

Instability and an unedifying leadership race ahead as Boris Johnson finally stands down

A new leader will redress the moral deficit, but it is difficult to see them revitalising a very tired and now traumatised government

How Carrie helped blow it for Boris

Will Liz Truss succeed Boris Johnson? Expect the unexpected

A leadership contest is more about who Tory MPs don’t want, than who they endorse as the next PM, writes


Timeline of why Tory MPs abandoned Boris Johnson and forced him to quit

Conservative grievances with Mr Johnson stretched back much further than the most recent row over the handling of claims against Chris Pincher.

Ready for Rishi?

Sunak launches leadership bid

Rishi Sunak – Ex-chancellor launches Tory leadership bid after Boris Johnson resigns

Just days ago, the former chancellor quit the Treasury in protest over Johnson’s leadership

The problem with Tom Tugendhat’s ‘clean start’ manifesto

Rishi Sunak sparks full-blown leadership race as he unveils his bid to replace Boris Johnson

Commons Leader Mark Spencer and former Tory Party co-chairman Oliver Dowden have thrown their support behind him

What should the government do now?

History will be kind to Boris Johnson


What the Tories should look for in their next leader

Boris Johnson retreats to Chequers as he considers leaving politics at next election following Tory coup

Uncertainty surrounds the Prime Minister’s next moves as he recuperates from an intense week at No 10 which saw the end of his premiership


Tories adopt American-style campaigning

The unity ticket strategy has a chequered history in British politics

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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.