Boris Johnson and that honeymoon

by Rashmee

Posted on June 7, 2021


Sometimes, it’s hard for a newly married prime minister to feel the love / BLIMEY BLIGHTY Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister is recently married, a new dad and has impressive public approval numbers. But his own party seems to be increasingly out of love with him. Britain woke to a bright beautiful June day with … Continue reading “Boris Johnson and that honeymoon”

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Boris Johnson won. Now the Trump comparisons will be put to the test

by Rashmee

Posted on December 14, 2019 / Quartz


Boris Johnson has often been compared to Donald Trump, and for reasons that go beyond their distinctive blonde hairstyles. The UK’s shift to the right—starting with the Brexit referendum in 2016, a few months before Trump’s victory—is said to resemble America’s. Now that Johnson’s Conservative party won a massive parliamentary majority in a general election … Continue reading “Boris Johnson won. Now the Trump comparisons will be put to the test”

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On Thanksgiving, I give thanks for a thoroughly British thing – the National Health Service

by Rashmee

Posted on November 28, 2019


Really and truly. Family and friends will gather round the turkey and the Vegan Wellington this evening in a nicely American celebration. But when we get to the Pumpkin Pie, I’m probably likely to give thanks for a thoroughly British thing – the National Health Service (NHS). On Wednesday, November 27, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn … Continue reading “On Thanksgiving, I give thanks for a thoroughly British thing – the National Health Service”

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Russia need not interfere in this election campaign. Britain can confuse itself perfectly well on its own

by Rashmee

Posted on November 21, 2019


The Russians have a saying: Little thieves are hanged, but great ones escape. That can be re-jigged with respect to elections in leading western democracies: Little thieves are hanged, but great ones escape. And become legend. Consider the way alleged Russian interference in UK politics is playing out. It’s becoming legendary. A pall. A dark … Continue reading “Russia need not interfere in this election campaign. Britain can confuse itself perfectly well on its own”

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The UK’s general election is the most unpredictable in a generation

by Rashmee

Posted on October 31, 2019 / Quartz


Britain will vote on December 12, the first election in that month since 1923, the third in four years, and a contest that is likely to be the most unpredictable in a generation. There are two main reasons for this: an increasingly fickle electorate, and someone election strategists are calling “Workington Man.” The term appears … Continue reading “The UK’s general election is the most unpredictable in a generation”

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Brexit: A loyal Tory MP who plans to ‘rebel’ feels the pain but not the pressure

by Rashmee

Posted on September 2, 2019


Tonight (Sept. 2) Bury MP Alistair Burt took to the airwaves to speak about what really happened in Britain when prime minister Boris Johnson refused to countenance any attempt to take a no-deal Brexit off the table. Pained, and ever so slightly angry, Mr Burt refused to accept the prime minister’s insistence that anyone who … Continue reading “Brexit: A loyal Tory MP who plans to ‘rebel’ feels the pain but not the pressure”

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What Are The Odds In Britain’s Political Derby?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 27, 2019 / SNI Wire


These are the last days of May-Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May. After weeks of pressure to resign, she finally agreed to step down as leader of the governing Conservative Party and then as prime minister. The May 24 announcement was like the opening of the starting gates at a horse race. The contest to succeed … Continue reading “What Are The Odds In Britain’s Political Derby?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK