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The Sun, Feb 22, 2016

After obtaining concessions from Brussels in order to stay in the European Union, British Prime Minister David Cameron faces major internal blowback as popular London Mayor and Tory party ally Boris Johnson announced he would campaign in favor of the so-called "Brexit."

A day after Cameron called the June 23 referendum and pledged to campaign for Britain to stay in the EU, Johnson stated to a crowd of reporters on the steps of his London home on Sunday that he would help lead the fight against the measure. The prime minister is reported to have been furious as Johnson informed him of his final decision by text message nine minutes before making the public address.

Monday's front page of British tabloid The Sun features the famously blond-haired Johnson apparently enjoying the mayhem he has set off in center-right British politics. The mayor writes in the the Daily Telegraph that Britain must be "brave" and says that "EU history shows that they only really listen to a population when it says no."

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The Train Wreck That Is Poland Right Now

Everything is collapsing: The zloty is sinking, a virus is spreading, diplomacy has disappeared, and so has the rule of law. And the government claims everything is going just fine.

Police forces on the Poland-Belarus border.

Monika Olejnik

-OpEd-

WARSAW — Everywhere we look, there is a disaster.

The zloty is sinking because of inflation, which we owe to the head of Poland's central bank Adam Glapinski, a political ally of ruling PiS party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski since the early 1990s when the pair demonstrated against then President Lech Wałęsa and joined in burning his effigy.

At the same time, we also have a COVID-19 catastrophe. As we've witnessed, 25,000 daily cases and hundreds of deaths are not enough for the government to introduce any kind of restrictions. The Prime Minister is afraid of demonstrations that could lead to deaths from COVID-19, while tens of thousands of people recently attended the National Stadium without masks and nobody checked whether anyone was vaccinated.

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