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Former World Empire Today Can’t Run Fruit Stand

That headline is an insult, to fruit stands.

The UK, once world leader in imperial competence and effortless political grace has descended into sheer chaos once again Monday as seven relatively non-loony members of parliament quit the Labour Party over anti-Semitism in that party and Brexit. The seven loathe Brexit and want a mulligan vote.

This is the biggest UK party bugout since 1981, when a centrist group left Labour and started the SocialDems. They failed to catch on and merged with the Liberal Party in 1988.

The Tories are torn from within over Brexit and loyalty to Prime Minister May, as they plot and jockey for power in maneuvers that would please Francis Urquhart.

For this Anglophile High Tory the madness in the Labour ranks is good news, as even these seven dwarves don’t rise to the level of members of a competent government. The news in Conservative ranks is not welcome, as ignoring the expressed will of the people is something they should be ashamed of. For some of them today, that shame takes second place to their ability to easily lunch in Provence.

One expects this kind of thing out of Labour. Their leader, all hyperbole aside, actual commie anti-Semite Jeremy Corbyn has made a shambles out of a once politically viable body. They are back again to the 80s, when one Labour wag called their 1983 party manifesto, “the longest suicide note in history.”

The seven will not declare for another party, although the LibDems are pining for them to join.

These doings are a far cry from a nation who once ruled the world from a medium-sized island off the coast of France. Now, they can’t manage a simple breakup with a geopolitically controlling and neurotic girlfriend.

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David Kamioner

A veteran of service with US Army Intelligence, the Pershing Nuclear Brigade, and the First Infantry Division, Kamioner is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s European Division and spent over twenty years as a political consultant, college instructor, non-profit director, and corporate PR director. He hails from New York City and grew up in South Florida. He served with the American Red Cross as part of the relief effort for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. For several years he ran homeless shelters, most recently homeless shelters for US military veterans. He currently is a Senior Contributor for, a writer for American Greatness, and has been published in LifeZette. He is the author of the novel "Prisoner of the Chattering Class" and lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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