“Russian money has completely corrupted the British establishment”: Bill Browder on the Kremlin’s influence over Brexit and a Russia without Putin 25/10/2023
'And then of course, there’s Brexit. In July 2020, the long-delayed Russia report published by the parliament’s intelligence and security committee presented a damning conclusion.'
Supporters of the European Convention on Human Rights must seize the moment and confront right-wing propaganda demanding the UK leaves it now - or risk a Brexit-style disaster, argues Kevin Maguire.
After Brexit, desperate Tories needed a new crusade. They think dumping ‘human rights’ could be it 10/08/2023
The drumbeats get louder as the call of the wild pulses through the blood of the Conservative party again. The front page of the Telegraph on Thursday splashes, “Cabinet call on PM to ditch ECHR”. On their headcount, a third of the British cabinet want to join Russia and Belarus as pariah states outside the European convention on human rights.
What is the European Convention on Human Rights? Is UK still subject to ECHR post-Brexit? Tory row explained 10/08/2023
The European Court of Human Rights is still relevant to the UK, despite the country leaving the EU. / Certain Conservative MPs ... have called for the UK to leave the human rights convention, which would make Britain one of the few European nations, alongside Russia and Belarus, outside of ECHR.
‘It would be Brexit part 2’: Why the Tories think another European referendum could save them 30/06/2023
The issue that is most worrying Tory MPs this week is small boats. “We’d be in the same club as Russia and Belarus,” says one minister. “It’s not a good idea.” It’s also the case that the ECHR is integral to the Good Friday Agreement. Such a move could lead to resignations.
Police say 75,000 Moldovans turned out, waving EU flags and chanting pro-European slogans.
The Conservative MP claims Brexit helped thwart Putin's Ukraine invasion. He is wrong.
Brexiteers must be sick of the sight of Alastair Campbell by now, after he delivered another brutal Brexit takedown.
Parliament hears proponents of leaving the EU are “in a state of confusion and denial” as calls grow for public inquiry.
The former MP for Vauxhall suggested an Irexit would soon be on the cards after the UK left the EU. How wrong she was!
There is a split within the Cabinet over the UK’s continued membership of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Russian interference in Brexit referendum 04/02/2023
The good news last week is that the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has agreed to hear the case that there was Russian interference in the Brexit referendum. Several UK court cases, petitions and speeches in Parliament have failed to get the government to investigate and publish the result of the research into Russian interference.
THE UK will be the only major economy to plunge into recession the year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned – with the finger pointed at the “economic self-harm of Brexit” on the three year anniversary of Britain leaving the EU.
The UK is on course to be the world's worst-performing major economy this year, according to updated predictions from the International Monetary Fund - which puts at least part of the blame on higher taxes and interest rates.
Three years after the UK formally exited the European Union, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released new economic forecasts for 2023 which project that the UK will be the only advanced economy to contract this year.
The forecast leaves the UK economy languishing behind sanctions-hit Russia.
The UK government has been asked by the European Court Of Human Rights (ECHR) to respond to ‘credible allegations’ of Russian interference in the Brexit referendum.
‘From rhetoric to recession’: Dutch press say Britain is now facing economic realities of Brexit 20/01/2023
Labour shortages have made inflation more persistent, Joost Derks said, putting Britain's economy in a slippery slope.
In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs demand the Russian political and military leadership be held accountable for the crime of aggression against Ukraine.
ECHR calls on UK Govt to respond to ‘credible allegations’ of interference in Brexit referendum 19/01/2023
"This is about protecting the integrity of our politics, our democratic system and our electoral process", Ben Bradshaw said.
Landmark Ruling in Strasbourg as MPs Challenge UK Government over Failure to Investigate Russian Interference in Brexit 19/01/2023
‘Nothing less than the future of democracy is at stake’ says Caroline Lucas as a cross-party coalition and The Citizens win an unprecedented hearing over electoral safety and national security.
Sophie Stowers and Alan Wager look back on a year in Brexit, using the UK in a Changing Europe/Redfield and Wilton Strategies Brexit tracker poll to highlight five key trends in attitudes to Brexit in 2022.
At the very time when government wants to be less dependent on food imports, it’s becoming impossible for some farmers to survive.
‘Unacceptable’ lack of progress on alternative to EU’s Galileo project after Brexit, says committee.
The need to find alternatives to Russian gas has led to a thawing of relations. / IRISH diplomacy could see the UK rejoin an energy alliance with EU members states by the end of this year.