The U.K.’s “Funkapolitan” Conservative Party Struggles with the Effects of Brexit and the Pandemic

Photograph by Richard Pohle / Getty The United Kingdom officially withdrew from the European Union on January 31, 2020. On that day, the first cases of COVID-19 were officially confirmed in Britain. Like every other country, the U.K. has had trouble containing the pandemic—the economic devastation, the implementation of lockdowns, the distribution of vaccines. But it … Read more

Brussels ‘preparing for worst’ from UK after setting out changes to NI protocol

B russels is reportedly “preparing for the worst” as it awaits the UK’s response to a series of steps it proposed to cut trade red tape across the Irish Sea The European Union Commission has laid out measures to slash 80% of regulatory checks and dramatically cut customs processes on the movement of goods, especially … Read more

European Union Offers Border “Express Lane” To Solve Northern Ireland Brexit Row

A team of EU negotiators on Wednesday delivered the plans to London (File) Brussels: The EU on Wednesday offered to reduce customs checks and paperwork on British products intended for Northern Ireland in the hope of averting a new Brexit-related spat. The EU put forward a host of proposals in a bid to solve problems … Read more

Will there be turkeys for Christmas in post-Brexit Britain?

Job vacancies in the UK rose to a record high of nearly 1.2 million, official figures showed on Tuesday, a further sign that the British economy is experiencing worker shortages across many sectors. The Office for National Statistics pointed to shortages across the whole economy, including hospitality and transport. For weeks there have been long … Read more

Tinkering around edges won’t end NI Protocol stand-off, Donaldson warns

T emporary fixes or tinkering around the edges will not resolve problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol, the DUP has warned. Party leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson made the comments after UK Brexit negotiator Lord Frost called on the EU to agree to fundamental changes to the post-Brexit trading arrangements that govern the movement of goods … Read more

Nigel Farage duped into sending pro-IRA message

Nigel Farage, Irish republican? No, but the Brexiteer did send a pro-IRA message as part of a birthday greeting on Cameo (the video-sharing platform, not the 1980s funk hitmakers). Farage is one of many politicians and celebrities to use Cameo to earn cash. For €87, the former leader of UKIP/the Brexit Party/Reform UK, and now host of a … Read more