The UK will maintain access to the single market with some rule-setting flexibility but the essential ingredients of a successful treaty, trust, shared values and far sighted mutual engagement, do not look promising
Romantic principles have a way of stirring emotion and of nursing frustration, and Mr. Johnson delivered a consummate appeal in the court of public opinion. From dream to reality, wake-up calls are hard to make
Self-betrayal through the means of promised advantages of the most romantic and improbable nature...
National symbols of sovereignty and independence, paraded imprudently in the limelight of divisive causes, come back to bind their proponents hand and foot but, in the end, three discrepant rule makers will be calling the shots
Meeting an immovable object : the bipartisan and fulsome consensus in U.S. Congress about supporting the peace process in Northern Ireland should not be taken lightly by British politicians seeking a US-UK trade agreement
Falling into recession, with a 20.4% GDP plunge in April-June ’20, the UK is hardly alone but offical hopes are pinned on a swift recovery of the dominant Services sector - if only resurgent COVID-19 alerts can be contained...
Truly unexpected, covid-19 lays bare how elusive trust between nations really is and how ambiguous our sense of common interest. Which puts Brexit in a bind… with the UK’s go-it alone policies targeting the global economy seeming quaint if not irrelevant
Post-Brexit, trade negotiations will be engaged under pressure of the economic sectors most exposed to the loss of their European markets, joined by the vocal requests of 'Leavers' at risk of seeing their livelihood wiped out (fisheries, lamb producers..)
What Britons get wrong about immigration – and why politicians need to tell them the truth by Professor B. Duffy, King's College London
Pulling no punches, the July 2018 ‘fiscal sustainability report’ – recently published by the British Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) – does not leave much room for complacency