1. Britain’s Economic Recovery Boost for Ruling Conservative Party

    As unemployment continues to fall, more voters trust the Conservatives on the economy than Labour.

    Britain's economy has begun to grow at its fastest rate since 2007. Last year, according to the Office for National Statistics, economic growth was 1.9 percent. Unemployment is down to 7.1 percent. Almost a record number of Britons is now in work. Adding to this is sign that the…
  1. British Manufacturing Expected to See Renaissance

    Companies repatriate manufacturing jobs as demand for British made products rises and Asia loses its cheap labor edge.

    British manufacturing is "booming again." Orders and output have been rising at their fastest peace in nearly twenty years and this headline figure is just the latest good news for the island nation. The death of British manufacturing may have been exaggerated to…
  1. Britain’s Conservative Party Could Win Trade Union Support

    Trade union members are not as hostile to right wing policy proposals as is commonly assumed.

    When Margaret Thatcher won the 1979 election, she was helped into Downing Street by what many of today's politicians would regard as an unlikely group of Tory voters. The votes of trade unionists were crucial to Thatcher beating Jim Callaghan that year. Yet she was not…
  1. China Seeks to Harness Godly Power for Clean Energy Future

    To wean itself off dirty coal, China plans to build its first prototype thorium power plant within five years.

    Thorium, a naturally occurring radioactive chemical element that was discovered in 1828 by the Norwegian mineralogist Morten Thrane Esmark and named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is undergoing something of a renaissance thanks to Chinese research. The United States pioneered thorium research during the Cold War before abandoning it in the early 1970s because of its limited use in…
  1. City State Revival Likely to Skip Authoritarian China

    China’s biggest cities won’t rival London or New York unless they’re given more power to conduct their own affairs.

    City states might seem a thing of the past. Athens, Danzig, Venice -- all became part of nation states. Except for Monaco and the Vatican in Rome, the only true city state remaining is Singapore although Hong Kong and Macau enjoy a high degree of autonomy within China. But as…
  1. Coalition Could Stay in Power After Next British Election

    Few Conservatives and Liberal Democrats would like it but they might not have much of a choice.

    Both parties in the British coalition government have reason to be feel good as Parliament went on recess last week. They might even stay in power…
  1. Scotland Might Not Fare Better Outside United Kingdom

    It is doubtful whether the Scottish economy would do better independently. Young Scotsmen seem to agree.

    In less than two years' time, the people of Scotland will decide in a referendum whether to stay in the United Kingdom or not. Despite intense debate between opponents and proponents of secession, how the ordinary Scotsmen might fare…
  1. Britain’s Labour Considers Severing Ties with Trade Unions

    Ed Miliband’s proposed reforms put £8 million in annual union contributions to the Labour Party at risk.

    British politics has always been a world relying perhaps on less what you know and more on who you know -- and how much money they can get you. Remember David Cameron's election advisor who was revealed as a lobbyist for tobacco, oil and…