We have achieved “something that the people of this country instinctively knew was doable but which they were told was impossible”, claimed Boris Johnson when the EU trade deal was finally announced. He was entitled to claim credit
As trade talks with the United Kingdom ground to deadlock on Dec. 9, one European Union official summed up the mood in Brussels, writing in a memo: “The Brits ... are taking us for a ride, we must remain firm.”
We’ve been through nearly five years of Brexit, the debates, the broken friendships, the family feuds, the political chaos, and the neglect of almost every issue that affects 66 million people, all in an attempt to please 17.4 million who wanted completely incompatible things from Norway to no deal.
I’m going to send a Hail Mary email to Matt Hancock, but I know what the answer is.” This was a message from one of my staff to our office WhatsApp group the day before our office closed for Christmas Day.
While the UK and EU negotiators move slowly (or not) to a post-Brexit trade agreement, the government has this week set out a future for one of the sectors which is likely to be most affected: agriculture. The message is: Nature First!
We all know Boris Johnson is a charlatan masquerading as a clown (so far as I can make sense of this strange, driven but directionless man). We also know he has been and will continue to be a disastrous prime minister, and the man most responsible
The recent bonhomie between India and the UK during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic indeed comes as a real surprise. The Indo-UK bilateral ties during the recent times can’t be labelled as one very strong or warm. One reason for this might
It has been suggested in some quarters that Matt Hancock is the provisional health secretary; that, because he is not in with the in-crowd of Vote Leavers around the prime minister, he will find himself pushed aside when Boris Johnson is back.
Boris Johnson is back in Downing Street and keen to convey a message of progress. “We are coming now to the end of the first phase,” he said outside No 10 this morning. “Preparations are under way, and have been for weeks, to win phase two.”
Voting ended on Thursday in Labour’s leadership election, before Jeremy Corbyn’s long, five-month goodbye ends on Saturday. Even some one-time supporters can’t wait for him to leave the stage. “I wish he would just go away,” one MP groaned.