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A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for purpose?
Nations can recover from bad elections far more easily than from bad referendums.
Donald Trump was one of Brexit’s biggest cheerleaders. Now his Scottish golf courses are blaming it after over $5m in losses 03/02/2023
Donald Trump was a staunch supporter of Brexit. But his Scottish golf resorts is where he draws the line. / The former president’s U.K.-based golfing havens have lost more than $5 million in the last financial year.
The company which owns former US president Donald Trump’s Ayrshire golf course posted a more than £15 million loss in 2021, its accounts show. / The former president’s son Eric Trump signed off the accounts for the Turnberry course as a director of the company, saying in a report that Brexit had impacted on supply chains and staffing.
More than six years later, Trump’s rhetoric seems prescient for reasons he may not have intended. The right-wing populist shocks that hit both Britain and the United States in 2016 have exacerbated the internal dysfunctions within both countries’ right-wing parties.
Chris Hayes on Trump's victory in 2016, the Brexit vote, and Bolsonaro's victory two years later: “In all three cases, in all three countries, we kind of ran the experiment—you can't look at any of these three countries and the outcomes and think that was not a disaster.”
Private letter says ‘illegal’ plan could jeopardise free trade deal between UK and Gulf Cooperation Council.
The lucrative UK/US trade deal is dead - so will it Liz Truss now press ahead with ripping up parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol?
"It's like a turkey voting for Christmas, isn't it?" / A farmer’s passionate speech about Brexit from 2019 has been making the rounds on social media – with one person saying it “could have been made yesterday”.
The post-Johnson era is already a nightmare 19/07/2022
Boris Johnson’s Trumpian remarks on the “deep state” will almost certainly have a destructive effect on British democracy.
Sylvie Bermann, former French ambassador, puts PM’s handling of pandemic alongside Donald Trump’s.
Micheal Martin warned the move to override parts of the international deal could “destabilise” politics in Northern Ireland.
Russia 'emboldened' by Trump, Brexit and Afghanistan evacuation, says ex-GCHQ boss [2 mins] 11/01/2022
Russia has been "emboldened" by the Trump era, Brexit and the evacuation of Afghanistan, according to former GCHQ Director Professor Sir David Omand.
It has been a gloomy festive period on the sunlit uplands of sovereign Britain, as new post-Brexit customs controls caused added disruption at our borders and a leading UK cheese supplier called Boris Johnson’s oven-ready trade deal with the EU the “biggest disaster any government has ever negotiated”.
Vote Leave’s dark ads shame: UK steel set to suffer from EU’s tariff-free agreement with US 04/01/2022
Unite's national officer for steel said the government needed to explain why the EU had a deal but the UK did not.
Accounts reveal Brexit-related labour shortages have hit business in Ayrshire and Aberdeenshire.
Brexit and Donald Trump have left world most divided for 50 years according to St Andrews researchers 08/12/2021
Political divisions across the world are deeper than at any time in the last 50 years, a new St Andrews University-led study has found.
The United States will delay its deal to remove tariffs on UK steel and aluminum because of concerns about post-Brexit trade rules affecting Northern Ireland, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.
This is the moment James O'Brien reacts to former Brexit Secretary David Davis telling LBC that the haulage industry's failure to act has led to post-Brexit tanker and HGV driver shortages.
Why would anyone trust Brexit Britain again? 24/07/2021
Just seven months after singing its praises, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is attempting to rewrite the Brexit deal he signed with the European Union.
The UK government has made a last-ditch decision to overrule its official post-Brexit trade advisers to extend protections on certain steel products.
Billionaire media mogul says it is ‘hard to understand why a country doing so well wanted to ruin it’.
Boris Johnson being grilled by Channel 4 News is the most excruciating thing you’ll see today 14/06/2021
As day two of G7 summit got underway, Johnson was quizzed about his relationship with former US president Donald Trump and the Northern Ireland protocol which governs the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Lewis Silkin LLP partner Brinsley Dresden explains why brands should be careful of using nationalism to try to sell products.
Row over status of João Vale de Almeida has 'chilled' relationship between London and Brussels.