ALISTER Jack’s claim that the Scottish Border is “little more than a sign” indicates he needs to read up on the history of the country he represents, according to a leading historian.
Return of imperial system on cards for Brexit Britain – measurements have always been political 21/09/2021
Some in government would now like to see Britain’s imperial measurements make a comeback. As part of a review on EU laws still in place after Brexit, the government plans to remove a ban on selling goods using only imperial units.
The union has been “doomed for over a century” according to a historian who predicted Brexit.
THE Union has been doomed for a century and Scotland will gain independence within five years, according to a bestselling historian.
With the UK’s exit from the European Union, the challenge of managing the Irish border as a source and a symbol of British-Irish difference became an international concern. The solution found in the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement gives the Irish border a globally unique status.
Brexit and university cutbacks are fuelling a crisis in recruitment of skilled workers.
At Least the Nazis Kept the Lights On’ Brexit Amnesia Airbrushes Out Genocide in the Channel Islands 10/05/2021
Yesterday the Channel Islands celebrated Liberation Day. Ben Gidley explains the grim realities of starving islanders and concentration camps.
Which way do the political winds blow in Northern Ireland? The centennial of the decision to remain in the United Kingdom has been overshadowed by the infighting within the Democratic Unionist Party of the now outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster, pushed out by her own rank and file. We ask if that signals a further tack to the right for the Christian fundamentalist, pro-Brexit DUP...
Northern Ireland was created 100 years ago Monday, but the day passed with little fanfare.
Northern Ireland’s first minister has paid the price for believing the promises of the hard Brexiteers.
The Brexiteer’s guide to history - In his new account of why Britain left the EU, Robert Tombs abandons objectivity for polemic 24/02/2021
Ladybird Libertarians: Dan Hannan, Paddington and the pernicious impact of 1970s children’s literature on Brexit thinking. 25/02/2021
Will Brexit become another Munich or Suez? 02/02/2021
Brexit marks a seemingly decisive pivot away from Europe. This decision dominated not by a view of the future, but by a view of the past bears striking resemblance to the geopolitical blunders of Munich and Suez, the consequences of which were the opposite of those intended.
‘We are leaving the club. No one asked us to go’ – History shows that Brexit will damage us all 01/01/2021
The personal and human relationships between us and our continental neighbours are priceless, writes Michael Heseltine, yet every abusive headline echoes across the channel.
Adieu to the single market created by the UK 01/01/2021
Britain's decision to leave the EU has seriously undermined the peace efforts in Europe, a former Tory politician has claimed.
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).
Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque's Message for a CARICOM Day Event by the CARICOM Caucus of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations.
'Hello United Kingdom, it’s the ‘Friendly Five’ here, and can we ask you to cast your mind back to where this all began for us?'
The UK may no longer be an EU member but, as the current health crisis shows, cooperation continues to be essential.
As some towns double down on their European links while others fight to remove them, Holly Eva Ryan reflects on what twinning really means.
Boris Johnson will stop at nothing to deliver his Brexit vision – even if that means forfeiting your human rights 09/03/2020
Rumblings from No 10 and the cabinet want you to believe that the ECHR is being ‘abused’ by European judges. The reality couldn’t be more different.