Stop Brexit blather and face reality on trade, says ex-EU ambassador

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; UK’s former chief EU diplomat Sir Ivan Rogers takes aim at PM’s Brexit strategy in speech Britain must face reality on post-Brexit trade rather than continue the “buccaneering blather” of hard Brexiters, the UK’s former chief EU diplomat Sir Ivan Rogers has said. Rogers, Läs mer…

Brexiters' customs model 'could cost £20bn for UK business'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit ‘Max-fac’ option could result in huge annual hit for firms, according to head of HMRC The model is favoured by Boris Johnson and David Davis. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA The post-Brexit customs model favoured by Boris Johnson, David Davis and other leading cabinet Brexiters Läs mer…

Files on Tamil Tigers and MI5 in Sri Lanka erased at Foreign Office

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tamil Tigers Destruction of 1978-1980 files means there is no record of UK government’s work at the time Soldiers of the LTTE, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, celebrating Tamil Women’s Day in October 2002. Photograph: Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi/Reuters Britain’s Foreign Office Läs mer…

Sajid Javid seeks to win over police with funding pledge

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Police Home secretary tells officers he wants to ‘reset’ relationship between ministers and police Sajid Javid told the Police Federation conference he accepted their claim that they were under more strain. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA The home secretary has signalled a departure from the Conservatives’ Läs mer…

Brexit 'is obvious reason' for surge in Britons becoming Germans

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Record numbers take up citizenship, with 7,493 new Germans of British origin in 2017 German, British and EU flags fly in front of the Reichstag in Berlin. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters A record number of Britons took up German citizenship in 2017, according to Läs mer…

Want a second Brexit referendum? Then stop talking about it | Michael Segalov

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Opinion Want a second Brexit referendum? Then stop talking about it Michael Segalov Demanding a second vote is futile without altering the attitudes that underpinned the result “It has been Labour’s responsibility to point out that those who voted to leave the EU Läs mer…

UK calls for special EU deal on data-sharing laws after Brexit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Data protection British negotiators warn of security dangers as they call for preferential treatment The UK negotiators pointed to Britain’s efforts to enforce GDPR as an indication of the country’s high data standards. Photograph: Alamy UK negotiators in Brussels have warned of significant economic Läs mer…

Venezuela has fallen to a dictator. But we can help to restore democracy | Reynaldo Trombetta

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Venezuela Opinion Venezuela has fallen to a dictator. But we can help to restore democracy Reynaldo Trombetta Nicolás Maduro has brought the country to its knees. The international community must support Venezuelans trying to restore democracy ‘Nicolás Maduro’s is a textbook dictatorship, with assassinations, Läs mer…

Trump set to head to Scotland for golf during state visit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; UK government offers president golfing partners to keep him entertained Donald Trump is expected to head to Scotland after his visit to London on 13 July to play golf with a high quality professional golfer or possibly a member of the royal family. The Läs mer…

It’s far too easy to blame the east for all of Europe’s woes | Natalie Nougayrède

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; European Union Opinion It’s far too easy to blame the east for all of Europe’s woes Natalie Nougayrède In western Europe, we conveniently ignore our own faults – and show little compassion for our neighbours’ troubled pasts ‘Acknowledging the pains that our eastern neighbours Läs mer…

Boris Johnson wants a plane as PM's is rarely available – and too grey

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Boris Johnson Foreign secretary says department needs an aircraft to boost UK’s trade prospects Boris Johnson: ‘What I will say about the Voyager, I think it’s great, but it seems to be very difficult to get hold of.’ Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters Boris Johnson has Läs mer…

Boris Johnson joins US in criticising Russia to Germany gas pipeline

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Foreign secretary says Nord Stream 2 could leave Europe reliant on ‘malign’ Russia The UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has joined the US in condemning “divisive” German plans to press ahead with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Läs mer…

EU talks with Australia and New Zealand deal blow to UK free trade plans

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bloc could end up on better terms with the Commonwealth nations after Brexit than UK The EU has leapt ahead of the UK in the pursuit of free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand after member states gave the green light for talks Läs mer…

Tony Blair refuses to apologise to Libyan torture victim Abdel Hakim Belhaj

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tony Blair Former UK prime minister says he knew nothing about case until after he left office Since Theresa May’s apology to Belhaj and his wife Fatima Boudchar, pressure has grown for Tony Blair and Jack Straw to explain what they knew. Photograph: Jonathan Läs mer…

The fall of 'Italy’s Stalingrad': symbol of left wages war on migrants and poor

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cities The fall of ‘Italy’s Stalingrad’: symbol of left wages war on migrants and poor The closure of its factories hit Sesto hard, but when the perpetrator of the Berlin truck attack was shot there, the former leftwing stronghold turned right Workers attend a Läs mer…