A Dictatorship, If You Can Keep It

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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  1. Doctor Jay says:

    I don’t know, Andrew, that headline seems pretty unfair. How different is Verhofstadt’s statement from Lincoln’s understanding of the Union? Is the US a dictatorship? Some, especially at the time of the Civil War, called it that…Report

    • It’s a headline using a play on words. To your point; setting aside the EU and USA are not really comparable entities for a variety of reasons, this is not Guy Verhofstadt first comment like these, he has made a habit of very questionable statements so I’m disinclined to be fair at all to the gentleman who is clearly smarting from defeat.Report

  2. Jaybird says:

    A trenchant insight:


  3. George Turner says:

    Also relevant, from February 12’s UK Telegraph

    Guy Verhofstadt warns Brexiteers could end up on the guillotine like the leaders of the French Revolution
    Guy Verhofstadt has warned Brexiteers such as Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg that they could suffer a similar fate to that meted out to the leaders of the French Revolution, who were executed on the guillotine.

    Gee. Why would anyone want to stampede for the exits?Report

  4. Jaybird says:

    They’re removing the flag.


  5. Jaybird says:

    Aaaaand it’s done:

    If Britain was a moderating force on who got elected to stuff, that moderating force is no longer there.

    Good news, if you thought Britain’s moderation was harming the EU, I guess.Report