Brexit meets European solidarity 08/10/2020
A recurrent claim of the Leave campaign during the 2016 EU referendum was that it would be easy for the United Kingdom, once it had decided to leave the EU, to agree with the larger countries of the Union, notably Germany and France ... But the misconception was illuminating for its misjudgement of the European Union and the solidarity between its members.
Belief that Britain is force for good in world is down 10 points from April 2019 in UK.
Brexiters are often accused of living in the past. That is manifest in the now recurring Brexiter response to concerns about Brexit: ‘but we did perfectly well before’.
When the bell tolls at eleven o’clock tonight, ringing out Britain’s membership of the EU, an entire phase of British history will come to a close. For nearly half a century – from 1973 to 2020 – perhaps the single most important fact about British history was its membership of the European Union (or ‘Community’, until 1993).
Research into similar exercises in other countries has shown they lead to an exodus of talent and a loss of influence with key partners.
Former senior officials also worry Britain may be sidelined if Joe Biden becomes president.
British envoys may be deploying a combination of indignation and stubbornness.
'Hello, United Kingdom, it’s the United States of America here, and we need to talk' - Steve Analyst
This tweet outlines the UK's involvement in, and extensive influence on, the evolution and direction of the European Union (and its precursors).
A body representing the aerospace industry says it is "disappointed" that the government has not taken an "ambitious approach".
Is Britain committing commercial suicide? 27/02/2020
A 19th Century trade agenda will decimate the most productive parts of the 21st Century economy.
Now Brits face a chaos and internal division of their own making, alongside potential isolation and years of economic hardship -- particularly if the UK crashes out with no deal on April 12. / Across much of Britain's former Asian colonies, many are greeting the UK's impending departure from the European Union with a mixture of bafflement, apathy, amusement -- and a touch of schadenfreude.
Decision on British overseas territory comes less than two weeks after UK left bloc.
Martin Wolf: Britain’s demands for its negotiations with the EU are unrealistic.
EU rules will still affect UK but Britain will have no say in setting them.
Leaving the EU confronts my former colleagues with a greater challenge than Whitehall has faced for generations.
June Mummery said EU rules would still apply to Britain but that it would have no say.
'Get Brexit done is the biggest delusion of all' - Michael Heseltine launches scathing attack on Boris Johnson.
The general election will be the point of no return for the UK in the current phase of its decline, and the US is heading in the same direction.
Former Tory grandee accuses Boris Johnson of pursuing an ‘utterly disastrous’ Brexit policy.
The prime minister’s snappy, inane slogan is the prelude to inevitable lies, betrayal and duplicity.
Chief among these is Britain, who in leaving the European Union, has placed a disproportionate emphasis on the potential benefits arising from a new trade deal with the US.