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UK Treasury Chief Levies Tax On Multinationals

UK Treasury Chief Levies Tax On Multinationals

  UK TREASURY chief George Osborne unveiled plans last month to crack down on multinational tax avoiders as he sought to deflect criticism for failing to meet his budget targets. In one of his last major speeches before May’s general election, Osborne trumpeted the fact that Britain is one of the world’s fastest growing developed […]

Farage: Breast-Feeding Women Might ‘Sit In Corner’

Farage: Breast-Feeding Women Might ‘Sit In Corner’

BRITISH politician Nigel Farage on Friday defended a hotel that insisted a breast-feeding mother cover up, suggesting women might “sit in the corner” while they feed their babies. Farage, leader of Euro-skeptic party UKIP, told LBC radio that public breast-feeding makes some people uncomfortable, and women should do it “in a way that is not […]

A Look At Forex Trading Scandal

A Look At Forex Trading Scandal

TRILLIONS OF dollars change hands every day in the global foreign-exchange markets. Major currencies like dollars, euros and yen are traded in a scantly regulated market dominated by a group of elite banks. Regulators in the US, Britain and Switzerland are accusing several international banks of conspiring to manipulate the rates for exchanging currencies. They […]

Immigration Poses Political Problem For Island UK

Immigration Poses Political Problem For Island UK

GENERATIONS OF British children learned history through a book called Our Island Story. Nowadays the old-fashioned Edwardian primer is experiencing a nostalgic revival – and its title sums up the mood of many as Britain heads into election season. For British politicians of every stripe, immigration is increasingly seen as a problem to be curbed […]

UK Troops End Combat Operations In Afghanistan

UK Troops End Combat Operations In Afghanistan

BRITAIN HAS ended combat operations in the Helmand province in Afghanistan, defense officials said last month. They said UK troops have witnessed the lowering of the Union flag for the last time at the Camp Bastion complex in Helmand. US and Afghan soldiers also observed the ceremony, which marked the end of operations for the […]

Commission Rejects London Mayor’s Plan For Airport

Commission Rejects London Mayor’s Plan For Airport

BRITAIN’S Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and more expensive than other options. The commission said last month it rejected the estuary proposal pushed by London Mayor Boris Johnson because it would cause economic disruption and because environmental hurdles may make […]

Scotland: Who Won? Who Lost?

Scotland: Who Won? Who Lost?

WHO WON and who lost in Scotland’s independence referendum? WINNERS: The 55.3 percent of Scottish voters who wanted to stay in the United Kingdom. LOSERS: The 44.7 percent who disagreed. WINNER: Gordon Brown. The former prime minister broke out of what seemed to be a long sulk since losing the 2010 election, and delivered a […]

As Troops Exit, Britain Aids Soccer In Afghanistan

As Troops Exit, Britain Aids Soccer In Afghanistan

THE PATHS that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different. When a nine-year-old Rooney was catching the eye of talent spotters in Liverpool in 1995 and joining up with Premier League club Everton, Amiri was enduring hardship and horror under Taliban rule in Kabul, where Afghanistan’s national stadium was […]

Milestones Of Scots’ Journey To Independence Vote

Milestones Of Scots’ Journey To Independence Vote

THESE ARE the milestones of Scotland’s journey from Great Britain to the United Kingdom and, following Thursday’s vote, a possible return to independence: May 1, 1707: A treaty creates a new Kingdom of Great Britain governed from London. Scotland’s Parliament in Edinburgh is abolished. September 6, 1715: Rebels led by Highland clans back Scotland’s aspiring […]

A Scottish ‘Yes’ Also Means Exit From EU, NATO

A Scottish ‘Yes’ Also Means Exit From EU, NATO

BRUSSELS (AP) – If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they’ll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe’s postwar prosperity and security – the European Union and the US-led NATO defense alliance. In breaking away from the rest of the United Kingdom, […]

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The Union Jack has been published monthly since April 1982. Our readership now exceeds 220,000 throughout the USA. We serve a devoted readership comprised primarily of British expatriates, ranging from recent immigrants to war brides who relocated to the States a half-century ago, as well as a growing number of American Anglophiles. All of our readers, whether aged 25 or 75, share a common desire to maintain strong ties to Britain and the British community in America.

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