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Brexit: the British dilemma

By  Barrister Anis Rahman OBE:   The Referendum in 2016 took place under intense pressure from Eurosceptic, hard line Brexiteers of the Conservative Party. The result was not a landslide victory – 17.4 million voted in favour of Leave (52%) and 16.1 million in favour of Remain (48%) – but a narrow 4% margin in favour of leaving. It is ...

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Hammond says UK can’t control no-deal Brexit

London, July 14 : Philip Hammond has warned the UK will not be able to control key elements of a no-deal Brexit. The chancellor told BBC Panorama that if the UK leaves without a deal, then the EU will control many of the levers – including what happens at the French port of Calais. Ex Brexit Secretary David Davis told the programme ...

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British activist readies legal bid over no-deal Brexit

Photo: In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017 file photo, Entrepreneur Gina Miller answers a journalist’s question at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. London, Jul 14 : An anti-Brexit activist who won a major legal case against the British government says she will go to court again if the country’s next prime minister tries to force the country out ...

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Brexit: Ex-PM vows legal action if UK Parliament suspended

Photo: In this photo issued by ITV, showing Britain’s Conservative Party leadership candidates Boris Johnson, left, and Jeremy Hunt, during a live head-to-head TV debate hosted by ITV at their studios in Salford, England, Tuesday July 9, 2019. London, Jul 10 : A former British prime minister has threatened to take Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson to court if ...

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Brexit: Labour to back Remain as it calls for a new EU referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has challenged the next Tory leader to hold another referendum before taking Britain out of the EU, saying Labour will campaign for Remain. Mr Corbyn says the party will take this position to stop “no deal or a damaging Tory Brexit”. But he does not say what he would do if he won a general election and was ...

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Brexit ‘hitting foreign languages in schools’

Brexit is causing poorer children to fall further behind in learning foreign languages, says the British Council. Parents in disadvantaged areas are telling teachers languages will be less useful after Brexit, it says. It warns that GCSEs and A-level languages in England are seen as being hard subjects in which to get a good grade. The government said the overall ...

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UK recession fears mount amid Brexit and global slowdown

Photo: In this May 2, 2019, file photo Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England speaks during an Inflation Report Press Conference at the Bank of England in the City of London. London, Jul 3 : The British economy appears to be showing signs of falling into recession as uncertainty over Brexit combines with a less benign global ...

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UK seeks new no-deal Brexit freight plan

London, Jul 1 : Transport companies are being asked to bid to provide extra freight capacity to be used in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October reports BBC. The hurried ferry procurement process as the UK prepared to leave the EU on 29 March cost taxpayers more than £85m. That included £34m in a settlement and legal ...

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Brexit: Theresa May refuses unconditional support for next PM

Theresa May has refused to promise unconditional support for her successor’s Brexit plan. Asked if she would back whichever Brexit outcome the next prime minister achieves, including a no-deal Brexit, she said that amounted to agreeing to “whatever happens in future”. Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson will be announced as the winner of the Tory Party leadership race on 23 ...

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Bank of England’s Carney hints at stimulus in no-deal Brexit

In this May 2, 2019, file photo Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England speaks during an Inflation Report Press Conference at the Bank of England in the City of London. File Photo London, June 26 : Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says he’d be inclined to back a stimulus package to shore up the British economy ...

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