Week of Mar 20 – 26

London USDR Across the Pond

By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor,  USDR.

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


We cannot tax our way to prosperity – or better public services

If a new tax is not to be posited as the answer to each new problem, Conservatives must start thinking about new ways of controlling the rise in  spending.

There is a creative Brexit compromise that neither Leavers nor Remainers can afford to reject

o one likes losing. But learning how to do so is part of growing up. It’s a long overdue lesson for those Remainers still trying to overturn the referendum, whose most recent strategy is to cast doubt on the result due to questions about Vote Leave’s spending practices. It won’t  work.

Lawyers call for inquiry into whether Brexit campaigners should face  prosecution


Trade conflicts and contradictions

The UK establishment including the Blairite wing of the Labour party like contradicting themselves on trade. They tell us free trade is essential to the UK’s prosperity, and for that reason we need to stay in the EU to have tariff free trade with the other states. They go quiet about the fact that staying in the EU and its Customs Union means we do not have free trade with the rest of the world, but have to trade over high food and drink tariffs, vehicle tariffs and numerous non tariff barriers to trade. Our trade with the rest of the world is larger than our trade with the rest of the EU, and usually faster growing, despite these  obstacles.

Corbyn has won the battle for the left

Joseph Goebbels said fascists should not worry about their propaganda being too rough or too mean. ‘It ought not be decent nor ought it be gentle or soft or humble; it ought to lead to  success.’


The world still needs news. It’s time Facebook realised this

Journalists are grateful for the reach the internet gives us, but those who harvest data must take responsibility for the risks this  brings


Why we voted leave

On 23rd June 2016 17.4 million voters told Parliament we should leave the  EU.


There must be a middle-ground between taking data-driven campaigning for granted and wild alarmism about its dangers

Given that most people don’t really understand what it is or how it works, it’s a field ripe for under- or over-reaction. Or, indeed, both at the same  time.

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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.