Fifty years ago, London was The Swinging City

From pop music to miniskirts to Academy Award-winning films, a cultural revolution was brewing in England – for a while

Fifty years ago, London was The Swinging CityTORONTO, Ont. August 1, 2016/ Troy Media/ – You have to hand it to the English. From Brexit to the latest Royal happenings, they seem to be permanently in the news. Fifty years ago, the story was all about an apparent revolution in popular culture. Although the vibe had been brewing for a while, Time magazine gave it the official North American…

Finding inspiration in Britain’s economic resourcefulness

Policy-makers in New Brunswick should emulate Britain's economic and budget policies; instead, they raise taxes and discourage growth

Finding inspiration in Britain’s economic resourcefulnessHALIFAX, N.S. July 20, 2016/ Troy Media/ – During the recent Brexit referendum, the Leave campaign had an answer for what the United Kingdom's trade relationship might look like if voters elected to break away from the European Union: Canada. We're a nation of 36 million with trade liberalization deals with countries large and small, beginning with…

GOP, British Conservatives lost touch with their base

It's a lot easier for the base to get itself a new elite than for the elite to find itself a new base

GOP, British Conservatives lost touch with their baseTORONTO, Ont. July 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ – In his earthier moments, former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney was fond of the saying “You dance with the one that brung ya.” Politically, this can be an exhortation to loyalty. But it can also be a warning of the mortal peril awaiting any political party that loses…

CETA on life support because of Brexit

If CETA is ratified any time soon, and that is becoming more doubtful every day, agricultural issues will likely be left out

CETA on life support because of BrexitHALIFAX, N.S. June 30, 2016/ Troy Media/ – The Brexit vote has left Europe in a mess – and dealt a serious blow to Canada's trade prospects. The British pound is dropping, world markets are scrambling and most are wondering how the political establishment will address what appears to be a constitutional vacuum related to…

How Brexit will affect Canada

Britain's withdrawal from Europe may hurt Canada’s access to the much-larger European markets

How Brexit will affect CanadaVANCOUVER, B.C. June 29, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Brexit is a game changer but how can one country’s decision to leave an economic union affect that nation, its former partners and the world, including Canada? Any real changes in trade conditions, labour mobility, etc., will take at least two years to define, negotiate and implement.…

Brexit: What took the Brits so long to leave?

Brexit made one thing perfectly clear: nation-states and support of the national interest are not dead

Brexit: What took the Brits so long to leave?LONDON, UK June 29, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Having been in the UK for the last 10 days of the Brexit campaign, the victory of the Brexiteers over the Remainians was expected. The debate pitched economics against politics. Maybe, as British journalist David Smith wrote in The Times, “the economics and business case for remaining…

Brexit places globalization on the line

Globalization is still the best way for individual economies, and a competitive marketplace, to thrive

Brexit places globalization on the lineTORONTO, Ont. June 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Is this the beginning of the end for globalization? That’s what some commentators hinted at last week after the stunning result of the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, or Brexit. The Leave campaign earned 51.89 per cent support (17,410,742 votes), while Remain finished at 48.11 per…

Cameron may have lit the fuse, but EU provided the powder keg

The EU made a terrible mistake in the early '90s by choosing to massively enlarge its membership rather than strengthening its core

Cameron may have lit the fuse, but EU provided the powder kegEDMONTON, Alta. June 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ – All of this was avoidable. British Prime Minister David Cameron may have lit the fuse that may lead to the disintegration of the European Union, but it was the EU’s own actions in the early 1990s that proved to be the powder keg. After the fall of…

Brexit financial repercussions will be felt for years

The referendum has aggravated growing concern about the instability of the global economic landscape

Brexit financial repercussions will be felt for yearsATHENS, Greece June 27, 2016/ Troy Media/ – The Brexit referendum result has the makings of a global financial disaster. Fifty-two per cent of United Kingdom citizens who recently went to the polls voted in favour of leaving the European Union. It's a decision that will be felt around the world for years. In fact, the…

Russia the big winner in the post-Brexit uncertainty

The EU’s resolve to continue sanctions against Russia may well weaken, with the nations of Eastern Europe caught in the crosshairs

Russia the big winner in the post-Brexit uncertaintyVANCOUVER, B.C. June 26, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Britons’ June 23 vote to leave the European Union set the stage for a multi-year period of negotiations that will allow Great Britain to revise the terms of its participation in the EU and possibly lead to a complete withdrawal from the organization. The results, which triggered…