Monday, May 21, 2018
Global oil prices have risen to breach the $80 a barrel mark for the first time in almost four years as the market reacts to a reigniting of geopolitical tensions and economic collapse among the world’s largest oil producers. The price...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to German, French and British counterparts in recent days to discuss cooperation over Iran, a State Department spokeswoman said on Monday a week after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran...
The head of MI5 will appeal to European leaders on Monday not to put at risk their “shared strength” by weakening security and intelligence sharing after Brexit. In a speech to European security chiefs, Andrew Parker, MI5’s Director General, will...
Michael Gove is concerned the EU will use the Northern Ireland border issue to "hold us hostage" and keep the UK in the Single Market and Customs Union. The Environment Secretary raised concerns at a private dinner of Tory Eurosceptics that...
Leaders of Italy’s triumphant conservative alliance have called for a radical change in the EU’s negotiating stance over Brexit, describing threats to restrict trade and punish Britain as ideological idiocy. “Great Britain is a friendly country with a long tradition...
President Donald Trump appears poised to drive a stake through the heart of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, when he announces his verdict on US sanctions relief underpinning the landmark accord. Officials and diplomats expect the US leader to ignore...
Theresa May has been accused of silencing Eurosceptics while allowing her pro-European Bisiness Secretary to resurrect "Project Fear" over plans for a post-Brexit customs partnership with the EU. Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, suggested that 3,500 jobs at Toyota could...

From the economy to crime

It is not just “centrists”, that motley crew of Blairites, Left-wing Tories and Remainiac metropolitan graduates, who feel politically homeless, stuck between Jeremy Corbyn's hard-Left army and Theresa May’s Brexit government. Such folk have garnered much attention for their...

Halfway to Brexit

The Brexit negotiations are now at their halfway stage but, as any mountaineer knows, the hardest part of reaching the summit is the final, punishing ascent. With most of the basic ‘housekeeping’ issues of the Brexit divorce deal now resolved,...

Brexit will mean Brexit

Throughout the long and drawn-out process of leaving the EU, the most baffling thing has been how some seem to regard the pronouncements of that wondrous body, the European Commission. For lo, these are holy writ. When the Commission says...

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