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Independent Review of the UK’s Research, Development and Innovation Organisational Landscape - Final Report and Recommendations [PDF] 01/03/2023
The political decision to leave the European Union has had the unintended consequence that the UK may not be able to access funding from Horizon Europe, the EU’s highly regarded principal funding programme for research and innovation, and the involvement of UK-based researchers in European research consortia has already been damaged by this.
How Brexit and Boris Broke Britain 03/10/2022
The Next Prime Minister Will Struggle to Repair the Country’s Standing
Rightly, a central tenet of British foreign policy has long been to abide – and to expect others to abide – by international law.
"The Bar Council is deeply concerned about the REUL Bill which, in its present form, will damage the UK’s reputation for regulatory stability, predictability, and competence on which growth-promoting investment in critical sectors of our economy depends."
Former EU court lawyers warn that the ongoing row damages UK’s reputation as a negotiating partner.
Brexit has left Europe’s Brits isolated 21/01/2023
Underrepresented and alienated, the reality of Britons in Europe post-Brexit is far from appealing.
"The truth is geography still matters", he said. / Former foreign secretary David Miliband has called for closer realignment with the European Union – two years since Britain left the single market.
The Speaker acknowledged that the political turmoil of the last year left Britain an international laughing stock.
It’s Brexit, stupid 14/11/2022
We are stuck in the Tory game of make-believe that everything is coming up roses in an English country garden. The reality is that following Brexit the rest of the world looks at England with a mixture of perplexity, pity, and amused contempt.
Is Brexit to blame for Britain’s mess? 09/11/2022
Britain has been an object of international derision in recent months. / Britain, said some outside observers, had turned into an emerging market — even a banana republic. But why has a country, traditionally renowned for its stability, been engulfed by such turmoil? / Brexit is the reason, according to critics of Britain’s departure from the European Union.
Brexit Curse Afflicts Britain 23/10/2022
Since the EU Referendum proposed and led by former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, on the relationship with the EU, Britain has not experienced political stability. This headed to economic stagnation, inflation, high unemployment, frustration, and pessimism among British citizens about the future.
Brexit crippled the UK economy – Liz Truss just made it worse | Economics | New Statesman [5 mins] 22/10/2022
Economist Duncan Weldon and the New Statesman’s polling expert explore how Brexit and austerity have damaged the UK economy and set the stage for Liz Truss’s “mismanagement.”
Moody’s say downgrade from ‘stable’ was driven by political instability and high inflation.
Conservative Party ‘drained of all substance and competence’.
Disastrous mini-budget has seen Britain become gag line on the international stage.
Without the government to enforce the lie, Brexit will become just an embarrassing national memory 16/10/2022
Brexit has gone from xenophobic delusion to national embarrassment, sustained only by lies from government and press. We will rejoin the EU.
After years of denying the downsides of Britain’s split from the European Union, the Brexit taboo is starting to lift in the governing Conservative Party and the country’s right-wing press.
Bruno Le Maire is the French opposite number to chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng.
French president responds to ‘jury’s out’ comments by Tory leadership favourite Liz Truss about key ally.
Brexit Britain Confronts Reality 18/08/2022
Britons must look at themselves calmly and honestly, recognizing the tough times that lie ahead and the changes needed to get the country back on track. Unfortunately, the country's political leaders remain unwilling to treat voters like grown-ups.
Why the Bill of Rights poses problems for human rights in Europe – and the UK’s international standing 11/08/2022
While the government has clarified that the UK will remain a party to the ECHR, as Mark Elliott observes, the Bill aims at ‘substantially decoupling’ the UK from it.
The UK government’s latest moves to revise the Northern Ireland Protocol ride roughshod over international law and threaten the country’s reputation and relations abroad.
'We are not the envy of the world anymore, we are the crackpot aunty in the corner that everyone laughs at.'