Tag: UK

The UK’s Dubious Role in the New Tanker War With Iran

By Prabir Purkayastha, the founding editor of Newsclick.in, a digital media platform. He is an activist for science and the Free Software movement. Produced in partnership by Newsclick and Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute The standoff between the U.S.and Iran is now developing into a reenactment of the tanker wars in the […]

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“The Ten Brexit Questions No-One’s Giving a Straight Answer To”

Yves here. It is becoming more and more difficult to fathom what is happening in the UK. Boris Johnson looks certain to become Prime Minister. Even though he is fabulously unprincipled and thus could conceivably do a volte face on Brexit, as Chris Grey pointed out, he appears to be lashing himself to the mast […]

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Brexit: Will Boris or Won’t He?

ConservativeHome declared yesterday that their survey of Tory Party members finds that Boris Johnson has already won the leadership contest. He’s also embraced the proud UK leadership practice of promoting Brexit unicorns. A few examples: The EU will blink with him when it didn’t with Theresa May because Johnson serious about being willing to exit, […]

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Liquidity Fears Hit Other UK “Equity Funds” as Investors Remain Trapped in Woodford Fund

Yves here. I have a soft spot for stories about financial train wrecks, even though I suspect Americans will snigger at UK investors who didn’t read the fine print on their “equity funds.” However, the overwhelming majority of retail investors rely on sales pitches and are lucky enough that US securities laws are so strong […]

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India doubts Huawei’s 5G security promises, but U.K. carriers all buy in

Nonstop controversy over the security of Huawei’s 5G gear has left India uncertain about whether to allow the Chinese network hardware provider to participate in next-generation Indian cellular systems, but apparently hasn’t dissuaded U.K.-based carriers, according to a pair of new reports. The news suggests Huawei may yet wriggle free of U.S. government restraints and […]

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Rare Rides: Discovering the Honda Crossroad of 1993

Throughout the 1980s, and into the middle of the nineties, Honda reassured themselves that the sports utility vehicle craze was just a fad. The company spent years refusing to develop their own SUVs of any caliber, and instead turned to other companies (eventually) to fill gaps in the model lineup. Honda did rebadging work to […]

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Rare Rides: Storm the Roads With a 1994 Lister

<img data-attachment-id="1678758" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1994-lister-storm-0.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,714" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.8","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D3X","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1523976547","copyright":"","focal_length":"35","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.004","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1994 Lister Storm" data-image-description=" https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2018-05-19/cars/ref-161-1994-lister-storm/ ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1994-lister-storm-0-450×321.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1994-lister-storm-0-610×436.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1678758 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1994-lister-storm-0-610×436.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”436″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1994-lister-storm-0-610×436.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1994-lister-storm-0-75×54.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1994-lister-storm-0-450×321.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1994-lister-storm-0-768×548.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1994-lister-storm-0-120×86.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1994-lister-storm-0.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Rare Rides broached the subject of Lister once before, with the Le Mans — a little-known and […]

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Rare Rides: This Midas Gold From 1998 Is Grey

<img data-attachment-id="1677018" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466.jpg" data-orig-size="800,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1998 Midas Gold" data-image-description=" 1998 MIDAS GOLD ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677018 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_7466.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Every once in a while, a car surfaces from the vast internet that truly deserves the title of […]

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Is Conservatism Running on Brand Fumes?

A provocative article in the Guardian, ‘A zombie party’: the deepening crisis of conservatism, is a must read. I am going to focus on a few key observations rather than attempt to summarize it. Among other things, it also gives some perspective on Brexit, about which I ought to be Saying Something. But we are […]

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