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Ted is the co-founder and editor of the Daily Globe. He is a long-time blogger on British politics and has written a thesis on Thatcherism. He is based in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Our Politicians in Gatsby’s World

The other night, while concluding watching the latest cinema version of The Great Gatsby (which by the way is slightly, but not overwhelmingly, above average) with my fiance, I remembered why my favourite fiction novel was The Great Gatsby. The story makes you think. Fitzgerald’s novel is filled with imperfect people, …

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I want to learn from you

This school year is my final year in university, when it is all done I will have had 7 years of college education (4 undergrad, 3 graduate). I thought I was fortunate to receive a fairly good education. During my undergraduate studies I earned a Bachelor of Arts majoring in …

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Persistence is paying off for the Tories.

Growing up as a child in America, my father had framed on our wall a quote from US President Calvin Coolidge. The quote, one that has been one he has tried to live his life by, reads: “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; …

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How do you Speaketh?

Britons have always had a flare for the foreign. It was Britons who established an empire that spanned a quarter of the globe. It was Britons who swam across the channel, explored the Pacific and Antarctica and climbed Everest. Great Britain gave the world: capitalism and free trade, abolished slavery …

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Blurred Lines

Here is a very interesting article from Vladimir Putin. It is interesting even if only that it was by the President of Russia himself & published in an American paper. His arguments, if they are true, are fairly compelling. However, I think he is not being forthright about Russia’s involvement …

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Weekend Jobs Report.

I hope everybody has a wonderful weekend! It was fantastic to hear all the comments on my blogs, I love all the insight I gain from you all’s perspective. Anyway, just a quick weekend news update, in America we now have the lowest workforce participation rate in 35 years. http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-06/not-looking-for-work-labor-force-participation-hits-35-year-low  America’s …

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Technology: For Good or Ill?

Well, good news on the home front regarding Syria! Boris Johnson & Daniel Hannan pretty much spell out my views, in case anyone was wondering what my views on parliament voting down the war. (Not to say anyone is wondering of course). However, today I am turning my attention to a …

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Don’t let a Syrian War bomb the British Peace.

Great things are happening in the UK. The economy is turning around, immigration and the deficit are being reduced by a third and most significantly the dependence culture of the welfare state is being changed in favour of a culture of work. This encouraging and welcome trend towards works and …

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Gibraltar is British.

Recently, Spain has been making a lot of noise about Gibraltar. The Spanish saw the noise Christina Fernandez de Kirchner aka Plastic Surgery Zilla and thought “hey why not use her tactics of making noise about nothing and distract our people over our dreadful economy?” Spain’s actions, like Argentina’s over …

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Power to the People!

A free person is a powerful person. A person who does not depend on the government is the freest person of all because they can decide the course of their own life. However, a person who cannot pay the bills or who struggles to get by is highly susceptible to …

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The proper application of rule of law.

As those who read my blog probably have figured out by now, I see most government intrusions into the lives of ordinary citizens as a harmful thing. The less government, with less spending, less taxing, and less regulation, is the best government because it allows the invisible hand of the …

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A Truly Happy Day.

There are few things that bring people together in the world anymore. People are divided in politics, in sport, in culture and under every balkanisational category one can think of these days. However, today with the birth of the new royal son, this blog sends congratulations from Texas for the …

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How do you solve a problem like an unemployed youth?

Recently, there has been good news reported on youth unemployment in the UK. According to the ONS youth unemployment in the first half of the year has fallen approximately 43,000 to 950,000. Is this improvement? Yes. Is this a good number? No. Approximately 15% of Britons between the ages of …

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Thatcher’s children.

Recently, I’ve read several articles about the political views young adults of the UK. I was encouraged to see that there support for the Conservative party has doubled in the past 8 years. However, what I am most happy about is that free market views have become the dominant viewpoint …

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A Step in the Right Direction

I am happy with the final results of the spending review. Ending the “something for nothing” culture is important for Britain, and the fact that defence was spared massive cuts is further important. I am happy too that the top 45p rate is not being raised and I am further …

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Boris is right on Syria.

Writing today in the Daily Telegraph, London mayor Boris Johnson says it is madness for the west to arm the Syrian rebels. Unfortunately, I must agree, the conflict has now become one without good or bad guys, now it seems the war has become a war between an oppressive, brutal …

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