Tag: Britain

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  • Brexit breather

    Brexit breather

    Brexit, after all, is an issue of great national importance; the affirmative vote in the referendum was momentous in itself.

    April 16, 2019
  • Jallianwala Bagh centenary: Scars fresh even after 100 years

    Jallianwala Bagh centenary: Scars fresh even after 100 years

    Britain has since expressed regret over the incident counted as one of the worst atrocities carried out by its empire, and called it "shameful", but hasn't offered an apology yet

    April 13, 2019
  • 100 years on, Britain says Jallianwala Bagh massacre a ‘shameful scar’

    100 years on, Britain says Jallianwala Bagh massacre a ‘shameful scar’

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May expresses regret, reiterating what Queen Elizabeth II said in 1997, but offers no formal apology

    April 11, 2019
  • Unavoidable anathema

    Unavoidable anathema

    The nub of the matter must be that Mrs May leads a party in which an influential minority group considers the idea as harmful in terms of their identity.

    April 4, 2019
  • Daunting reality

    Daunting reality

    The referendum on 23 June 2016 has served to deepen the divides in Britain.

    March 15, 2019
  • Convulsions in Albion

    Convulsions in Albion

    The Government has lost another vote because of sharp divisions within the Conservative party.

    February 17, 2019
  • Internal democracy

    Internal democracy

    In India, the politicians do not resign gracefully. Nor for that matter are they driven out by their loyal cadres. On occasion, 'age constraints' are made applicable to unwanted senior colleagues in order to consolidate the current leadership's stranglehold over the party. On the face of it, the deceptive facade of 'internal democracy' is maintained.

    February 11, 2019
  • EU hobbled by its own limitations

    EU hobbled by its own limitations

    What is worse is that leading EU nations (notably Britain and France) participated in unjust and unnecessary invasions or interventions in countries like Iraq and Libya.

    January 25, 2019
  • France activates no-deal Brexit plan

    France activates no-deal Brexit plan

    EU countries with close UK ties have already begun preparing for its departure on 29 March without a deal

    January 18, 2019
  • Jolt for Mrs May

    Jolt for Mrs May

    Indeed, in an unusual conjunction of the opposition and a section of the ruling Tories, Labour and Conservative MPs have demonstrated the strength of parliamentary opposition to leaving the European Union without a deal.

    January 12, 2019
  • People buying boats on Facebook Marketplace to reach Britain illegally: Report

    People buying boats on Facebook Marketplace to reach Britain illegally: Report

    On a single day, The Telegraph report said, it found online advertisements for 25 boats for sale, costing under €15,000, within a 40-mile radius of the French port city of Calais

    December 31, 2018
  • A pregnant reprieve

    A pregnant reprieve

    A confidence vote in parliament is generally provoked by the actions of the leader; it is a quirk of Britain’s constitutional narrative that Thursday’s vote was necessitated by what she did not do.

    December 18, 2018
  • A PM on the run!

    A PM on the run!

    The outlook for Brexit is as fogbound as the damp English winter. European Union leaders have let it be known that there can be “no further renegotiation of the terms of the United Kingdom’s departure”.

    December 13, 2018
  • Brexit deadlock

    Brexit deadlock

    There has been no headway at the Brussels summit to break the impasse over the Irish border, indeed the critical political facet to Britain stepping out of the European Union. However, on the equally crucial issue of trade, there appears to have been a measure of forward movement with the British Prime Minister hinting that …

    October 20, 2018
  • Britain still dogged by Brexit

    Britain still dogged by Brexit

    At its annual conference in Liverpool, the British Labour Party came close this week to endorsing a second referendum on the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (EU), although it was not initially very clear exactly what question might be put to the vote. The electorate could be asked whether or not it accepts …

    September 27, 2018
  • Spy poisoning

    Spy poisoning

    Relations between Britain and Russia, soured since the “novichok poisoning” of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury last March, have plummeted by an exceptional degree with Theresa May’s startling disclosure in the House of Commons, of a kind that verily puts the Kremlin on notice. The two Russians, who were named and charged, have been …

    September 10, 2018
  • Twitter suspends 486 more accounts linked to Iran, Russia

    Twitter suspends 486 more accounts linked to Iran, Russia

    Fewer than 100 of the 770 suspended accounts claimed to be located in the US and many of these were sharing divisive social commentary.

    August 28, 2018