Can the Commonwealth Fill the Gap?

I recently attended a conference at Clare College, Cambridge, organised by The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, considering the role of the Commonwealth in 2019 – its challenges and opportunities. The Commonwealth still struggles to an extent to articulate its role and significance in international relations. One session, which included myself as…

With joy and sadness, UK MEPs pack up in Brussels

Nigel Farage wears socks with the Union flag as he speaks at the European Parliament in Brussels (Francisco Seco/AP) With joy and sadness, UK MEPs pack up in Brussels Independent.ie The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union — cardboard boxes and Union Jack socks and all. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/with-joy-and-sadness-uk-meps-pack-up-in-brussels-38904697.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/8d987/38904694.ece/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_776ce269-6d49-453b-8321-0aa300757c26_1 Email The United Kingdom is leaving…

MPs vote in favour of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

The members of the UK parliament voted today in favour of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, paving the way for UK’s scheduled divorce from the European Union on 31 January 2020. With 358 votes in favour to 234 against, MPs agreed to give the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) a second reading, to be further debated and…

#Brexit – ‘We are ready to start the next phase, to defend and promote Europe’s interests’ #EUCO

  The decisive victory by the British Conservatives in yesterday’s general election was widely and enthusiastically welcomed by European leaders attending today’s (13 December) European Council. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said that they welcomed the certainty that the election provided and said that it had been difficult when things had been agreed in Brussels,…

Brexit Endgame: The 2019 UK Election

After nearly four years of wailing and gnashing of teeth, Britain has made up its mind. We’re leaving the EU. At 22.00 on Wednesday 12th December 2019, the BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll opened the final chapter in Britain’s Brexit saga. A crushing majority for Boris Johnson’s Conservative and Unionist Party has redrawn the political map. Constituencies…