International

EU/UK

How Bad Is May’s Brexit Deal? Very

Over 21 Members of Parliament have submitted letters of no-confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership after submitting a Brexit deal plan that pleases...
regime, cuba

Libertarian Party Of Cuba In Danger Over Constitution Referendum

A referendum was held on Sunday in Cuba proposing a new constitution. The referendum has seen widespread criticism from proponents of liberty in the...
china

Human Rights Lawyer Jailed, Attack In Afganistan, & IP Law Woes

"In Afghanistan, there’s an attack on a government building in Kabul so far with 47 confirmed killed. In China, there’s a new bid for a law on intellectual property amidst the trade war with the US and there’s a human rights lawyer who was on trial the day after Christmas."
china

China, What The Hell Is Your Problem This Week?

This weeks roundup will be full focused on China as its been the centerpiece of news this past week. An ex-Canadian diplomat, Michael Kovrig...

“Stupid Woman” May Thankful Eyes Diverted From No Deal Plans

After Jeremy Corbyn was thoroughly humiliated by the Prime Minister’s “pantomime” gag regarding this half-a-job, footage was taken of the opposition leader mouthing what looked like, “stupid woman” directed at May. This sparked hours of debate in the Commons about the appropriate response - Speaker of the House John Bercow did not witness the incident so could not make a judgment.

Provinces Meet, Stats Canada Controversy, & The Axe Man

Big moves being made by provinces and even more controversy from the Federal government. From a government initiate data breach to intergovernmental fights here...
china

China Hijacking Memes, US Tensions, & More

China is dominating the news this week as we look into the Chinese Government trying to hack memes with their new campaign to capitalize...

May’s Deal is Dead, but She Isn’t, and Banning Scented Candles

"Guys, the reason why the UK population chose to leave the EU was to be rid of unnecessary government overreach. We’re not doing this so we can finally tell everyone in the country what to consume or not to consume. Just leave people alone." Writes James Smith in this week's UK News Roundup. Don't forget to check out his weekly column on Being Libertarian every Monday called "Opting Out" as well!
bernier

Bernier Announces New Party; The People’s Party

Earlier today at a press conference in Ottawa, Maxime Bernier finally announced the name of his newly minted party that will be running for...
EU, Britain, France, Italy, Poland

EU Says No To Changing Backstop, & Italy Slides Into Resession

UK Two amendments of seven on Brexit deal passes On Monday, seven amendments to the EU withdrawal agreement were put to the House of Commons, one...

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