Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “David Cameron”

Johnson Will Be the New Prime Minister

Johnson will have the advantage of being judged by a very low standard, because 50% expect he will be a poor or terrible prime minister.

Posted July 23rd, 2019

May’s Election Gamble

If there’s one thing May ought to have learned from her predecessor, it is that voters have an odd habit of not cooperating with a politician’s plans

Posted April 19th, 2017

Cameron’s Libya Legacy

We shouldn’t forget how irresponsible and reckless Cameron’s foreign policy was.

Posted September 14th, 2016

The Tory Leadership Race

The race to succeed David Cameron as Conservative leader took a strange and unexpected turn.

Posted June 30th, 2016

‘Brexit’ and the Myopic EU Leadership

Eurocrats created the conditions that made “Brexit” possible, and ultimately they have no one to blame but themselves.

Posted June 28th, 2016

Cameron’s Failure

In both the Scottish and EU referendums, Cameron miscalculated about as badly as one can.

Posted June 24th, 2016

Some Implications of the Leave Win

Instead of quashing his Euroskeptic detractors, Cameron presided over their greatest success to date.

Posted June 24th, 2016

‘Brexit’ and the Collapse of Public Trust

When all politicians are distrusted more or less equally, the side that tells you to distrust and/or ignore elite opinion will tend to win more support.

Posted June 16th, 2016

The Decline of Popular Trust in Political Leaders

The U.K. has seen the same erosion of public trust in political leaders and institutions that we have seen here in the U.S. over the last sixty years.

Posted June 15th, 2016

Britain on Track to Vote for ‘Brexit’

Cameron is just ten days away from what could be the most humiliating political defeat of his career.

Posted June 13th, 2016

‘Brexit’ Is Looking More Likely

Cameron and his allies have to start worrying that they have failed.

Posted June 6th, 2016

Cameron’s Increasingly Ridiculous Argument Against ‘Brexit’

Besides the rank fear-mongering involved, the problem with Cameron’s claims is that they don’t make a lot of sense.

Posted May 17th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Cameron is in the fight of his life. Philip Johnston comments on …

Posted May 13th, 2016

‘Brexit’ and Cameron’s Desperate Fear-mongering

The side in any debate that resorts to the greatest threat inflation is typically the side that doesn’t have much of an argument.

Posted May 9th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A foreign policy report card. The 2016 presidential candidates are graded on …

Posted February 26th, 2016

Cameron and Self-Flattering Military Interventionism

Interventionists often favor aggressive measures in response to a foreign conflict in large part so that they can make themselves look good or feel better.

Posted February 22nd, 2016

The Tory Split on “Brexit”

High-profile statements of support for withdrawal from leading Tories can only hurt Cameron’s effort to keep the U.K. in the EU.

Posted February 21st, 2016