Category Britain

Eurozone Economy Suffers Worst Quarterly Performance Since 2013 – Experts Predict A Gloomy 2020; Meanwhile, U.S. Stock Market Closing In On Best Year Since 2013

Eurozone Economy Suffers Worst Quarterly Performance Since 2013 – Experts Predict A Gloomy 2020; Meanwhile, U.S. Stock Market Closing In On Best Year Since 2013   https://fortunascorner.com       A tale of two continents.  Need more evidence or reasoning that Britain’s made the right decision with respect to Brexit? Look no further than the […]

Brits Put ‘Great’ Back Into Britain; Separation From The European Union Was Inevitable

Brits Put ‘Great’ Back Into Britain; Separation From The European Union Was Inevitable   https://fortunascorner.com      The Conservative landslide in Britain this week has been telegraphed since the Brexit vote in the summer of 2016. I began writing on this blog that I believed Brexit was inevitable, as subordinating one’s sovereignty to a disconnected, […]

Could Hong Kong Become Belfast?

Excerpts: And it could get worse. As was true with the rise of the IRA, frustration and anger among more radical activists is growing, heightened by what Amnesty International has described as “torture and other ill-treatment” of those arrested during the protests. A 19 September Amnesty report documented cases of Hong Kong police beating detainees, […]

China’s Xi Sees The Hong Kong Protests As An Existential Threat To The Ruling Communist Party; Brutal Crackdown Likely Coming Soon; Looming Black Swan Event Brewing

China’s Xi Sees The Hong Kong Protests As An Existential Threat To The Ruling Communist Party; Brutal Crackdown Likely Coming Soon; Looming Black Swan Event Brewing https://fortunascorner.com      With the protests in Hong Kong gaining momentum, and with both sides feeling an existential threat, something has to give as they say. Hong Kong protesters […]

U.S./China Trade War: What’s Next? Prospects For A Trade Deal Before The End Of 2019 Less Than 50 Percent, According To Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd; Is Martial Law Going To Be Declared In Hong Kong?

U.S./China Trade War: What’s Next? Prospects For A Trade Deal Before The End Of 2019 Less Than 50 Percent, According To Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd; Is Martial Law Going To Be Declared In Hong Kong? https://fortunascorner.com      That is a question that CNBC Squawk Box asked former Australian Prime Minister and current […]

Is The Royal Navy Too Small To Deal With Iranian Threat?

Is the Royal Navy too small to deal with Iranian threat? Jul 22, 2019    https://www.theweek.co.uk/102362/is-the-royal-navy-too-small-to-deal-with-iranian-threat Defence minister demands more funding as crisis over seized tanker deepens The Royal Navy is too small to counter the potential threat from Iran, the defence minister has admitted. Tobias Ellwood told The Times: “The threats we’re facing are changing in front […]

Blethcley Park And D-Day: The Untold Story Of How D-Day Was Won”; New Book By David Kenyon

Blethcley Park And D-Day: The Untold Story Of How D-Day Was Won”; New Book By David Kenyon   https://fortunascorner.com      David Kenyon has a new book out, “Blethcley Park And D-Day:: The Untold Story Of How D-Day Was Won,” published by Yale University Press. Mr. Kenyon is a British archaeologist and military historian, and is particularly […]

The UK Is Prepping Its Special Forces To Fight Russia’s “Little Green Men”

The UK Is Prepping Its Special Forces to Fight Russia’s “Little Green Men” Can London counter hybrid warfare? The National Interest · by Michael Peck · July 13, 2019 The core of Britain’s special forces is the Special Air Service (SAS) regiment, the Special Boat Service (SBS) and the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), which carries out covert surveillance. […]

“The British Are Coming: The War For America, Lexington To Princeton, 1775-1777,” By Rick Atkinson; Mr. Atkinson’s Comments On His New Book

“The British Are Coming: The War For America, Lexington To Princeton, 1775-1777,” By Rick Atkinson; Mr. Atkinson’s Comments On His New Book   https://fortunascorner.com      American military historian Rick Atkinson is out with another jewel, “The British Are Coming: The War For America, Lexington To Princeton, 1775-1777,” which is Volume 1 of what he calls his Revolution Trilogy, […]

The 70-Year Spy Alliance The U.S. Says It May Cut Off

The 70-Year Spy Alliance the U.S. Says It May Cut Off Bloomberg · by Emma Vickers · June 30, 2019 Looking for you Getty Images Getty Images Born out of World War II, it’s the world’s deepest and most comprehensive collaboration among spy services. But now the U.S. has threatened to limit the intelligence it supplies to the so-called Five […]