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  • Pound holds its ground after May’s Brexit battering

    Pound holds its ground after May’s Brexit battering

    The pound edged down Wednesday after the record defeat of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan but mostly held its ground as investors consider the next likely developments in the long-running saga.

    January 16, 2019
  • Brexit: PM warns of ‘catastrophic breach of trust’

    Brexit: PM warns of ‘catastrophic breach of trust’

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday warned that a failure to deliver Brexit would be "a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy".

    January 13, 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
  • Tasteless Trump

    Tasteless Trump

    Nobody seriously believes in Santa Claus anymore, yet virtually all over the world the myth mesmerises children at this time of the year. Hence it was terribly bad form for Donald Trump to query a seven-year-old on the veracity of the legend ~ particularly on a Christmas-related radio chat show.

    December 27, 2018
  • Brexit tests Japan’s globalist credentials

    Brexit tests Japan’s globalist credentials

    Even so, Japan – a fellow island country which formed an alliance with Britain in the early years of the last century – is nervously watching the eventual course of the roller-coaster Brexit ride, and not just for its short-term economic interests.

    December 26, 2018
  • Year of competing dangerously

    Year of competing dangerously

    Since the great recession of 2008, competition has been a race to the bottom in almost every sphere, but more so in politics.

    December 23, 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
  • Theresa May wins confidence vote in leadership by big margin

    Theresa May wins confidence vote in leadership by big margin

    British PM tells MPs she plans to quit before the 2022 election, will only hang on to see Brexit through before stepping down

    December 13, 2018
  • Brexit and EU: There are lessons for both sides

    Brexit and EU: There are lessons for both sides

    Brexit is a unique phenomenon in our modern era, which is marked by a battle on three life-threatening fronts: preventing a third world war (possibly nuclear), eliminating poverty and keeping inequalities under control, and rehabilitating the globe’s ecology.

    December 13, 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
  • UK-India FutureTech Fest 2018: A display of new, pioneering technologies

    UK-India FutureTech Fest 2018: A display of new, pioneering technologies

    The festival saw a gathering of 200 companies and over 1000 delegates over two days. Various new technologies were at display alongside briefing events and conferences.

    December 12, 2018
  • Brexit: France warns to prepare for ‘no deal’

    Brexit: France warns to prepare for ‘no deal’

    France's minister for European affairs, Nathalie Loiseau, sounded the alarm bells in Brussels as Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May embarked on a lightning mini-tour of EU capitals to beg for support.

    December 11, 2018
  • Theresa May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire

    Theresa May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire

    Theresa May is facing a rebellion in her own party and from parliamentary allies that threatens to sink both the agreement and her leadership.

    December 11, 2018
  • What Tuesday’s vote means to May

    What Tuesday’s vote means to May

    If a majority of MPs vote for it, the UK will be ready to leave the EU on 29 March and enter a transition period to the end of 2020, during which we will for most purposes continue to be treated as an EU member state

    December 11, 2018
  • UK can unilaterally cancel Brexit without nod of other 27 EU members, rules court

    UK can unilaterally cancel Brexit without nod of other 27 EU members, rules court

    The ruling came ahead of a House of Commons vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU on Tuesday.

    December 10, 2018
  • Brexit hurts UK curry houses

    Brexit hurts UK curry houses

    It never ceases to surprise me that despite much of the UK’s seemingly constant battle against diversity, curry remains the nation’s favourite dish. Imagine all those Brexit voters outraged by how immigrants are “taking over their community” tucking into a chicken tikka masala at the end of the day and seeing no hypocrisy in their …

    November 30, 2018
  • Signed, but not clinched

    Signed, but not clinched

    Sunday’s approval at the European Union summit of the Brexit draft withdrawal treaty will drive Britain closer to the unhappy and unnecessary ending of a 45-year story. But whether it comes to fruition ~ as Theresa May wishes and many among the Conservatives don’t ~ is as yet far from certain. It is ever so …

    November 28, 2018