Independence

Hong Kong Outlaws Pro-Independence National Party

The Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) was formally outlawed on Monday, marking the first time a political organization has been banned outright since Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese control in 1997. The British Foreign Ministry pronounced itself “concerned by the decision,” while stressing the U.K. does not support the Hong Kong independence movement.

Pro-democracy activists protest outside government headquarters in downtown Hong Kong in 2014. Monday, the government banned the Hong Kong National Party for its threats of violent revolution, officials said. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI

Pro-Independence Party Threatened with Ban in Hong Kong

The Associated Press reports an official from the territorial security bureau wrote to 27-year-old Hong Kong National Party leader Andy Chan to inform him a decision has been made to dissolve his party as a threat to “public safety” and “public order” under a national security law that was last invoked against a political party in 1997. The HKNP has only been around since 2016, formed in protest of Beijing’s growing influence over semi-autonomous Hong Kong.

Hong Kong police seek landmark ban on pro-independence party

Scottish Nationalists Renew Independence Call As UK Warms To EU Exit

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Saturday her separatist party would make a renewed push to convince Scots of the case for independence from the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party leader told the left-wing secessionists’ spring conference that a

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Taiwan Elects First Female President; China Is Not Happy

Tsai Ing-wen tallied up 56 percent of the vote to become Taiwan’s first female president on Saturday. Her election also marks the end of eight years in power for the Kuomintang Party, which was much more favorably aligned with China than Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party.

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The Truth About Jobs

The much touted “unemployment rate” is a false measure of prosperity. Especially since those on the left seem to be targeting, rather than building up, the Middle Class.

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Fed's Credibility at Stake

Federal Reserve policymakers meet Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss when to raise interest rates and how they will communicate those intentions without upsetting financial markets or the economic recovery. Unfortunately, the Fed is constrained by its own past missteps, and

Fed's Credibility at Stake

Majority of Scots Now Support Independence

Three months after the independence referendum, the majority of Scots now support an independent Scotland a YouGov poll has found. The survey says that 52 percent of Scots now want Scotland to break away from the UK, once undecided voters

Majority of Scots Now Support Independence

Over One in Four Voters Want EU Exit: Poll

Over four in ten voters want Britain to leave the European Union, a survey showed on Monday. If a referendum was held immediately, 42 percent of Britons would support leaving the EU, compared to 31 percent who would opt to

Over One in Four Voters Want EU Exit: Poll

UKIP Fends off Sex Harassment Allegations

LONDON (Reuters) – A prominent female member of Britain’s anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) has accused its general secretary of sexual harassment five months before a national election, prompting the party to suspend him pending an investigation. The imbroglio is

UKIP Fends off Sex Harassment Allegations

Claim: Teetotal Muslims to Blame For Pub Closures

An “increase in the Muslim population” in Northern England and the Midlands has exacerbated the rate of pub closures, a Conservative member of the House of Lords has said during a debate on a cross-party amendment that will allow landlords

Claim: Teetotal Muslims to Blame For Pub Closures