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British Politics in 2019

All the shenanigans of the past 3 years have explained British politics. The country is split between its main regions and split internally.  It is the internal split that is most important and interesting. In the 2016 EU Referendum about half of the population voted to leave the EU and …

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On Foreign Affairs

The below speech was made by the author in the House of Lords on 21 May 2019  My Lords, I too greatly welcome this timely and well-judged report from the International Relations Select Committee, and particularly the recommendations to strengthen engagement with the Commonwealth, to invest more in our global …

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Griftocracy

The second edition of Brent H. Cameron’s book, “The Case for Commonwealth Free Trade: Options for a new globalization is available now on Amazon worldwide. If you look up the definition of the word ‘grifter’, you will get slightly dissimilar reads. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as “A person who engages in …

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Statecraft and Lawn Maintenance

The second edition of Brent H. Cameron’s book, “The Case for Commonwealth Free Trade: Options for a new globalization” is available now on Amazon worldwide. Many, many years ago, my father applied for a job at a lumber yard as a day labourer. He had left home under difficult circumstances at age …

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Time to Choose

The second edition of Brent H. Cameron’s book, “The Case for Commonwealth Free Trade: Options for a new globalization is available now on Amazon worldwide. In 2009, I had the opportunity to have a long and private conversation. My family was on vacation and our excursion took us in proximity to someone …

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A better way forward

When the British government handed over Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China, I was a staffer for a member of the Ontario Legislature. In the local constituency office, we had a television in the reception area that was normally tuned to the Ontario Legislative Assembly channel. In advance …

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We need to talk about China

China is now the richest country in the world in terms of the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) measure of GDP.  Its towns are modern tower blocks, its motorways are enormous and full of traffic and its factories are booming.  It has almost five times the population of the USA. On …

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A Foreign Policy Plan for Britain

Recent events have sparked much debate about what the UK ‘s role in foreign affairs should be. Brexit has led to a division about how the UK should associate with its European neighbours and the wider world. Russian incursions in eastern Europe, Syria and alleged tampering in foreign elections have restarted …

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Shanghai: a city of contrasts

Shanghai is the second largest city in China: colourful, exotic and quickly making a name for itself as a must-visit long haul destination. In the past it has been the domain of adventurers, swindlers, gamblers, drug runners, the idle rich, fashion dandies, tycoons, missionaries, dangerous gangsters and pimps; a dark …

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