British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced calls for his resignation over the holding of parties at Number 10 Downing Street during lockdown. Andrew Ryder argues the scandal runs much deeper than the work culture at the heart of government or Boris Johnson’s personal failings. It is emblematic of a decline in public standards that has sharply escalated since the Brexit referendum.
We may never know exactly what Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris intended to do with the information he tried to obtain on academics who teach about Brexit. But it certainly shouldn’t be treated as “just a polite request for information” as if this were some routine event.
How Brexit and the food supply chain crisis might take a bite out of your Christmas dinner 08/12/2021
With the pandemic worsening supply chain problems and UK worker shortages caused by Brexit, there’s a chance we may need to adapt our Christmas dinners this year.
New EU food safety regulation – coming into force next March – is ‘concerning’ exporters, MPs told.
Northern Ireland, food prices, the ease of a deal - it turns out that many of the claims made by those advocating Brexit were not quite true...
'The French in the UK had a sense of being abandoned. They said, ‘yesterday we were Londoners and today we are foreigners’
15 EU trade agreements with third countries, including Canada and Turkey, still not rolled over by Britain with just 50 days until UK leaves post-Brexit transition.
Deals to ensure UK can go on trading with non-EU countries after Brexit transition must be laid before parliament by Wednesday.
Britain's car industry risks losing out even if there is a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU, according to documents seen by the BBC.
Even if Brexit deal is reached, decision means vehicles without enough British components will attract tariffs.
Truck drivers bemoan long queues and endless paperwork needed to enter EU.
Fake news handed Brexiteers the referendum – and now they have no idea what they're doing 18/01/2017
'Would we have won without immigration? No. Would we have won without...the NHS? All our research and the close result strongly suggests no. Would we have won by spending our time talking about trade and the single market? No way'
Boris Johnson’s government is waging a war of words not against the EU but the British people.
British Steel: France in threat to veto sale 31/01/2020
The sale of British Steel to Chinese firm Jingye could be scuppered by French intervention.
Former Tory grandee accuses Boris Johnson of pursuing an ‘utterly disastrous’ Brexit policy.
I recognise Boris Johnson’s coup for what it is because I’ve seen this before – in Turkey 31/08/2019
Johnson, Erdogan and Trump are alike in specialising in aggressive patriotism, defence of an endangered national independence, and nostalgia for past glories.
As the British government continues to debate the kind of customs relationship it wants with the European Union after Brexit, one question looms large: how will it solve the Irish border problem?
Boris Johnson: The most infamous lies and untruths by the Conservative leadership candidate 24/04/2019
Prominent Tory's falsehoods range from incorrect 14th century history to the EU banana police. / Boris Johnson’s flirtation with dishonesty has cost him at least three jobs and damaged his standing with the people of Liverpool and London.
Turkey is losing its champion in Europe, just as the president distances himself from the EU – and democracy.
"EU rules are divided into 35 policy areas and in 10 years Turkey only managed to adopt the rules on one: science and research. In most other areas it has not even made a start."
Did the unfounded claim that Turkey was about to join the EU swing the Brexit referendum? 15/02/2018
Even in 2016 – before Turkey’s latest turn towards authoritarianism – the chances of the country joining the EU before 2030 were remote. Yet this did not prevent Vote Leave from claiming during the UK’s EU referendum campaign that Turkey was poised to join.
Brexit flashback: Is Turkey joining the EU? 26/02/2019
Is Turkey joining the EU? That was a claim made back in 2016, in one of nearly 1,600 pro-Brexit adverts run by the official Brexit campaign, "Vote Leave" and two associated campaigns, "BeLeave" and "DUP Vote to Leave".
Turkey "cannot become a member of the European Union," Manfred Weber, the leader of the European People's Party (EPP) tipped to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission President, told Euronews on Tuesday.