Tag: Britain

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  • Towards No. 10

    Towards No. 10

    Beyond the sniper attacks at the personal level must lie what they call the “deal-making” in the corridors and backrooms of Westminster.

    June 17, 2019
  • UK court to hear Wikileaks founder Julian Assange extradition case in Feb 2020

    UK court to hear Wikileaks founder Julian Assange extradition case in Feb 2020

    The 47-year-old Assange faces an 18-count indictment issued by the US Justices Department last month.

    June 15, 2019
  • Mr Johnson’s agenda

    Mr Johnson’s agenda

    It is pretty obvious that Mr Johnson has, for the first time, been remarkably robust on the emotive issue ~ “I think our friends and partners need to understand that the money is going to be retained until such time as we have greater clarity about the way forward.”

    June 11, 2019
  • British PM May quits as party leader, triggers race for successor.

    British PM May quits as party leader, triggers race for successor.

    May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July, but has relinquished control over the direction of Britain''s tortuous departure from the European Union.

    June 7, 2019
  • Trumped by the Queen

    Trumped by the Queen

    Pre-eminently, the presentation of the Atlantic Charter, the blueprint on freedom and cooperation that was concluded in 1941 by Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt.

    June 7, 2019
  • When Europe votes

    When Europe votes

    Despite the humiliation, the election to the European Parliament has brought Britain to the centrestage, albeit in profoundly unflattering circumstances.

    May 29, 2019
  • The civil services sans scholarly inclination

    The civil services sans scholarly inclination

    The conflict between the so-called elitism of the bureaucrat and uninspiring pragmatism of the politician often proved to be a cultural catastrophe within the administration.

    May 24, 2019
  • UK has warned 16 NATO allies of Russia hacking attempts: Jeremy Hunt

    UK has warned 16 NATO allies of Russia hacking attempts: Jeremy Hunt

    He will accuse Russia's intelligence services of mounting a "global campaign" targeting critical infrastructure, during a speech at the NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference in London, to be attended by the alliance's head Jens Stoltenberg.

    May 23, 2019
  • Brexit’s in-house failure

    Brexit’s in-house failure

    On closer reflection, these talks had not been welcomed by many Conservative and Labour MPs who had expressed misgivings about the nature of the compromise, if any.

    May 21, 2019
  • Brexit will be May’s defining legacy

    Brexit will be May’s defining legacy

    There are very few takers for her words now: “As we leave the EU we will forge a new, bold, positive role for ourselves in the world.”

    May 17, 2019
  • In pictures: Britain is celebrating the birth of royal baby

    In pictures: Britain is celebrating the birth of royal baby

    As the UK royal family rejoiced at the arrival of the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, revellery by royal fans began and landmarks around London lit up in celebration

    May 7, 2019
  • Brexit & Quangos

    Brexit & Quangos

    The proposed exit from the European Union is indubitably a weightier issue than the running of quangos; but the outcome does reflect the popular disgust against indecisiveness and parliamentary setbacks.

    May 6, 2019
  • 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