Johnson’s administration made promises over Northern Ireland deal it knew were unworkable, former PM tells MPs.
Ex-PM says UK was stronger in the EU – as Jeremy Hunt challenged to admit Britain ‘poorer’ after Brexit.
Brexit was a ‘colossal mistake’, former PM Sir John Major tells Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 07/02/2023
Former prime minister Sir John Major has told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Britain made a “colossal mistake” when it left the European Union. / Sir John said while he is not a “significant Europhile”, he believes the UK was stronger in the EU.
In this new Federal Trust video, Professor A.C.Grayling discusses the path by which he believes Brexit can and should be reversed.
As UK public feeling shifts back to a pro-European stance, is it time to positively charge the nature of the conversation?
Michael Heseltine: Fifty years ago, we joined the EU – today, I deplore the deception of Brexit 01/01/2023
I look back to 1973 as the post-war year when Britain accepted the loss of its empire and chose a new European destiny.
The Irish political party pushing to unify the island wants Ottawa to halt post-Brexit trade talks with Britain, arguing that London is undermining the agreement that brokered peace between Catholics and Protestants.
In 1992, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Her speech followed the signing of the Maastricht Treaty - the foundation of today's European Union. Drawing on the words of Winston Churchill, she paid tribute to those who rebuilt Europe in the wake of conflict and praised the Parliament as a leading democratic forum.
Spiralling inflation, crops left in the field and travel chaos: 10 reasons Brexit has been disastrous for Britain 03/02/2022
As small businesses crumble, shelves get emptier and the care-worker shortage intensifies, life outside the EU is having a dire effect on many of us. Why aren’t politicians talking about it?
Boris Johnson’s real scandal: Brexit 13/07/2022
Not before time, Boris Johnson has resigned as leader of the UK’s Conservative Party. The Guardian reports that Johnson’s leadership “toppled under a wave of sleaze allegations and failure to tell the truth.” But his real scandal lies elsewhere — with Brexit.
Northern Ireland wants stability. Tearing up the Brexit agreement will put peace and prosperity at risk 03/07/2022
The British government has chosen unilaterally to break the protocol, which it signed two years ago – but Europe stands by it.
Good Friday Agreement architect fears NI peace process 'main casualty' of ditching Protocol 30/06/2022
A former Downing Street chief of staff and architect of the Good Friday Agreement has accused the British government of destroying its trust with the Irish government over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Former prime minister declares that trade deal is off the table until problems are solved.
‘Impossible’ that British alternative NI plan can work, says Italy’s minister for European affairs Vincenzo Amendola.
What should we call a project that poleaxes the economy, destroys our global reputation and threatens political stability in Northern Ireland? If we had known what would come to pass, how would we have voted on it six years ago?
The European Union sued Britain on Wednesday (local time) over its move to rewrite the trade rules agreed to when the country left the EU two years ago, ratcheting up tensions between the major economic partners.
Maroš Šefčovič says Brussels will launch fresh legal action against UK over treaty obligations.
Ministers are portraying themselves as victims of a deal they created for Northern Ireland. A classic blame-shifting strategy.
‘This is illegal’: EU launches legal action against Boris Johnson for breaking international law 15/06/2022
Brussels has announced it is taking legal action against the UK government after Boris Johnson pushed ahead with plans to overwrite parts of the Brexit agreement.
Boris Johnson bid to tear up Northern Ireland deal endangers peace, US congressmen warn [1 min] 15/06/2022
Boris Johnson’s plans to tear up post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland have come under fierce attack from Washington, with senior congressmen on both sides of the US political divide warning the “irresponsible” move is a threat to peace in the province.
Micheal Martin warned the move to override parts of the international deal could “destabilise” politics in Northern Ireland.
Fresh from scandals and an attempted ousting, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest plan is to tear up key parts of a post-Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland he made himself less than three years ago.
Bill hands ‘breath-taking’ powers to ministers, warns Hansard Society. / Boris Johnson’s legal justification for tearing up his agreement with the EU on post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland has been branded “hopeless” by the government’s former chief lawyer.