UK defends Brexit plans even as net migration, asylum surges to record level

The figures risk complicating the political debate over immigration after Britain voted to leave the European Union, in a backlash against the free movement of people across the bloc.

published on : 25th November 2022

France and Ireland see 'window' to resolve post-Brexit trade dispute with UK

On November 10, Irish PM Martin met with Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who expressed a willingness to end the disputes.

published on : 25th November 2022

'No backsliding on Brexit', says UK PM amid growing backlash

Brexiteers promised to strike trade deals around the world, including with the potentially lucrative United States market. But an agreement with Washington is unlikely anytime soon.

published on : 21st November 2022

UK: What Sunak's first big announcement tells us about how he will lead the country

The Sunak vision of a post-Brexit political economy is closer to Johnson than Truss. The new prime minister appears committed to Johnson's 'levelling up' agenda.

published on : 19th November 2022

The moron risk premium, Brexit and lessons

Availability and affordability of money could worsen as the US Federal Reserve, faced with high inflation, hikes rates further and the pound approaches parity with the dollar.

published on : 23rd October 2022

Liz Truss: UK's third female PM leaves office without India trade deal prize 

Truss, who until Wednesday insisted in Parliament that she was a "fighter and not a quitter", resigned after just six weeks after her position became untenable after a series of policy U-turns.

published on : 20th October 2022

India-UK trade deal: Past makes future tense

The UK economy is in shambles. The large and unfunded fiscal package caused turmoil in the financial markets, traumatised pension funds, and pushed the debt-to-GDP ratio to 101 per cent.

published on : 9th October 2022

India, UK carrying out intensive discussions on FTA: MEA

In her interview to The Spectator, Braverman said, "I have concerns about having an open borders migration policy with India because I don't think that's what people voted for with Brexit."

published on : 7th October 2022

UK, Ireland signal new hope of deal to end Brexit trade feud

The two sides agreed to keep the Irish border free of customs posts and other checks because an open border is a key pillar of the peace process that ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland.

published on : 7th October 2022

UK's 'Brexit hard man' says sorry to Ireland for damaging diplomatic ties

"Some of our actions were not very respectful of Ireland's legitimate interests and I want to put that right," said Baker, who once styled himself as "Brexit hard man Steve Baker".

published on : 3rd October 2022

Next British Prime Minister a Tory vote away

When Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid quit within hours of each other, to be followed by several other ministers, even the famously non-stick Johnson knew the time was up.

published on : 3rd September 2022

British sewage overflows stink up relations across English Channel

The lawmakers asked the Commission “to use all the political and legal means in its possession” to find a solution, accusing the U.K. of violating its post-Brexit trade deal with the EU.

published on : 27th August 2022

Sunak Vs Truss: Candidates face Tory members; Economy eclipses other issues 

With Britain facing its tightest cost-of-living squeeze for decades amid soaring energy prices, it's here where the two candidates differ most.

published on : 29th July 2022

Nobel laureate David Trimble, architect of Northern Ireland peace deal, dies

Trimble's death comes at a time of renewed tensions in Northern Ireland with the now-dominant pro-UK DUP demanding London rip up a post-Brexit trading pact with the European Union.

published on : 26th July 2022

Squeaky-clean Rishi Sunak bids to become UK's first PM of colour

Rishi Sunak, 42, was an early backer of Brexit and took over as chancellor of the exchequer in February 2020. It was a baptism of fire for the Tory rising star, as the Covid pandemic erupted.

published on : 25th July 2022

Hunt for next UK PM: Rishi Sunak widens lead as race to get in the final two tightens

Sunak won the support of 115 Tory lawmakers, followed by Penny Mordaunt on 82 votes, Liz Truss on 71, Kemi Badenoch on 58 and Tom Tugendhat on 31, who drops out as the last-place candidate.

published on : 19th July 2022

From Brexit to Partygate: Here's the twists and turns of Boris Johnson’s political career

UK PM Boris Johnson's timeline was marred by his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and a steady stream of ethics allegations.

published on : 7th July 2022

UK overselling Australia trade deal, warns British MPs

"The government must level with the public -- this trade deal will not have the transformative effects ministers would like to claim," committee chair Angus Brendan MacNeil said in a statement.

published on : 6th July 2022

EU issues legal ultimatum post UK's plan to 'fix' Northern Ireland Protocol

Britain recently tabled a new Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, insisting is aimed at fixing parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol and denies any potential breach of international law.

published on : 15th June 2022

UK to introduce law unilaterally changing post-Brexit rules for Northern Ireland

Britain and the EU agreed as part of their Brexit deal that the Irish land border would be kept free of customs posts and other checks.

published on : 13th June 2022
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