Brexit

Arron Banks, Brexit and the Russia connection

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Arron Banks, Brexit and the Russia connection
On 11 March 2016, three months before the European referendum, and long before anyone had started to wonder about foreign interference in the two political cataclysms of 2016 – Brexit and Trump – the Russian embassy in London put out a press release. Philip Hammond, the foreign secretary, had made a speech at Chatham House Read More

Profile: Isabel Oakeshott and the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Profile: Isabel Oakeshott and the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’
Isabel Oakeshott – a long-standing Brexit supporter who has close links to the Conservative donor Lord Ashcroft – has, by her own admission, been aware of emails linking Arron Banks to Russian officials and businessmen since the end of last year. “It was always my intention to publish this information,” Oakeshott has insisted, in the Read More

Vince Cable humbled as liberal EU prime ministers disown his Brexit referendum claim – Politics live

5 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Vince Cable humbled as liberal EU prime ministers disown his Brexit referendum claim – Politics live
Official poverty figures have shown an increase in the number of children living in poverty. Some 30% of children are living in households in relative poverty, or 4.1m – up from 4m last year. Commenting on the figures, Alison Garnham, chief executive of the Child Poverty Action Group, said: It’s bad enough that for a Read More

Brexit transition deal breaks seven promises made by ministers, say campaigners – as it happened

5 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Brexit transition deal breaks seven promises made by ministers, say campaigners – as it happened
It’s been apparent for a long time that the obtaining of data, the use that can be made of it, for commercial or political purposes, is a goldmine for those who wish to breach the law and the sanctions that can be visited on those that do this are entirely inadequate. I’m perfectly aware that Read More

Russia says it will expel British diplomats from Moscow ‘soon’ in retaliation against UK – Politics live

5 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russia says it will expel British diplomats from Moscow ‘soon’ in retaliation against UK – Politics live
Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has chaired a meeting of his security council in Moscow to discuss how to retaliate against the UK’s decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats from London. Sergei Lavrov, the foreign minister, said Russia would act soon. (See 12.02pm.) According to the Russian news agency Tass, Putin will personally chose the Read More

British diplomats to be expelled from Moscow in retaliation, Russian ambassador says – Politics live

5 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on British diplomats to be expelled from Moscow in retaliation, Russian ambassador says – Politics live
We are closing this live blog now. Thanks so much for joining us and for all the comments below the line. Here’s the full story on May’s Commons statement announcing retaliation against Russia after the Russian spy attack: In a tongue-in-cheek display of unconcern about May’s actions today, the Russian embassy in London tweeted: “The Read More

The UK and the EU have reportedly reached an agreement on the Brexit break-up fee

9 months ago adcity Comments Off on The UK and the EU have reportedly reached an agreement on the Brexit break-up fee
British and European negotiators have reportedly reached an “agreement-in-principle” over the amount that the UK has pay the EU as it leaves the bloc. Published 4 hours ago  |  Photo by Reuters/Neil Hall €55 billion The tentative figure ranges from €45 billion ($53 billion) to €55 billion ($65 billion), according to the Telegraph, citing sources on Read More

The UK’s base case scenario for Brexit is even bleaker than before

9 months ago adcity Comments Off on The UK’s base case scenario for Brexit is even bleaker than before
The UK won’t leave the European Union until March 2019. For economists, forecasting what will happen between now and then, and especially beyond, is practically impossible. Most official economic forecasts for the UK economy assume a smooth Brexit process. For the Bank of England, this means assuming that households and businesses plan for a seamless Read More

Britain’s decisions in the next few weeks will determine the fate of Brexit talks

9 months ago adcity Comments Off on Britain’s decisions in the next few weeks will determine the fate of Brexit talks
Britain is about to embark on a sixth round of Brexit talks with the European Union. The two sides have yet to agree on three key issues that allow negotiations to progress to the next stage—the divorce bill, the rights of EU citizens in the UK, and what to do about the Northern Ireland border. Read More

British dysfunction could make Trump’s Saudi Aramco dream come true

9 months ago adcity Comments Off on British dysfunction could make Trump’s Saudi Aramco dream come true
In the eternal competition between London and New York to be the world’s premiere financial hub, British dysfunction may unwittingly give its American rival the advantage. Case in point is the battle over Saudi Aramco—officially known as the Saudi Arabian Oil Company—which is planning the biggest initial public offering in history. The American champion, US Read More