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  • The rise and rise of Dishy Rishi

    The rise and rise of Dishy Rishi

    Rishi Sunak, the son-in-law of Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy and the MP from Richmond, Yorkshire, since 2015, was virtually unknown even a year ago. “Just five out of 1,191 named Rishi Sunak” in a poll conducted in December 2019 by Tim Bale, a professor of politics at the Queen Mary University.

    January 7, 2021
  • Brexit learning

    Brexit learning

    Half a decade of the British cohabitating with their Continental cousins has now ended, launching the UK on a path of its own making, free from EU laws, able to strike trade agreements with other countries around the world, and reshape its economy, society and governance structures.

    January 2, 2021
  • One phase of Brexit ends, but others will come soon

    One phase of Brexit ends, but others will come soon

    The UK was adamant throughout the negotiations that it be treated as a sovereign equal of the EU and have its independence respected. This was particularly important when it came to fishing rights – one of the last issues to be resolved.

    December 28, 2020
  • Relief in Europe

    Relief in Europe

    The European Commission President, Ms Ursula von der Leyen characterised it as fair and balanced. More important, she said it was the “right and responsible thing for both sides to do.”

    December 27, 2020
  • ‘The deal is done’: Boris Johnson after Britain, European Union struck post-Brexit trade deal

    ‘The deal is done’: Boris Johnson after Britain, European Union struck post-Brexit trade deal

    'We have finally found an agreement,' the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said.

    December 25, 2020
  • European gloom

    European gloom

    Fearing lockdowns to coincide with Christmas, Italian shoppers came out in droves in several cities on Sunday, forcing authorities to block off roads and tourist attractions.

    December 15, 2020
  • Still unresolved

    Still unresolved

    Britain left the EU on January 31 and has been in transition thereafter with existing rules in place until the end of the year. The costs of a no-deal Brexit could be enormous, with some analysts pointing at a drop in Britain’s GDP of between 1.5 and 2 percentage points.

    December 10, 2020
  • Fish and chips

    Fish and chips

    Yet the clock is ticking and rather menacingly as 31 December, the date by which parliaments in London and Brussels must endorse a trade deal, approaches.

    November 9, 2020
  • Post-Brexit discord

    Post-Brexit discord

    The two have accused their government of “embarrassing” the UK by seeking the power to change the details of a treaty agreed last year with the EU. Happily for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the crisis may have blown over for now with his controversial bill having cleared its first parliamentary hurdle by winning the first House of Commons vote by 340 to 263 votes.

    September 17, 2020
  • UK-EU have ‘useful review’ on Brexit, but difficulties remain

    UK-EU have ‘useful review’ on Brexit, but difficulties remain

    David Frost, the UK government's chief negotiator, and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier had a "useful review of the whole agenda before our talks" during informal Brexit discussions on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency quoted the spokesman as saying on Wednesday.

    September 3, 2020
  • From Russia, with love

    From Russia, with love

    Mr Johnson has described as “absolutely absurd” suggestions that his government was sleeping at the wheel, even as the report highlighted that Russian intelligence views UK as one of its top targets.

    July 24, 2020
  • UK PM Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron hold first face-to-face talks since COVID-19 outbreak

    UK PM Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron hold first face-to-face talks since COVID-19 outbreak

    The French leader's visit to London came on the 80th anniversary of a famous speech made by French Resistance leader Charles de Gaulle in a BBC radio broadcast directed at people in Nazi-occupied France.

    June 19, 2020
  • Blunderbuss in UK

    Blunderbuss in UK

    During February and March, opportunities to suppress the spread of the infection by introducing travel restrictions and quarantine requirements were missed, allowing the infection to be brought into the UK on at least 1,300 occasions.

    June 17, 2020
  • UK to start post-Brexit trade talks with Japan

    UK to start post-Brexit trade talks with Japan

    According to British government figures, trade between the two countries totalled 31.4 billion pounds last year, with 9,500 UK-based businesses exporting goods to Japan.

    June 9, 2020
  • Mr Johnson’s overture

    Mr Johnson’s overture

    With protests becoming ever more violent in Hong Kong and elections producing pro-democracy legislatures, the possibility that China would wreak revenge and end the “one country, two systems” arrangement could not be discounted.

    June 5, 2020
  • Brexit and Corona

    Brexit and Corona

    The “breaking news” from China was aired the world over in December.

    May 4, 2020
  • Virus in the Channel

    Virus in the Channel

    The deadline for a deal looked fanciful before the present crisis; now it looks impractical, even impossible, and must be extended.

    March 20, 2020