In December a question mark still hung over the future of the Brexit negotiations between the EU and Britain. This indicates the problems that will lie ahead for these negotiations in the coming months. The most important and contentious question was: What will be nature of the border between Northern Ireland and the South in the context of Britain leaving the Single Market and Customs Union? This constitutes the only land border between the EU and the UK.
Theresa May’s four-week holiday is drawing to a close. She is returning to an autumn of watching her party tear itself apart over the EU. Following her humiliating general election campaign she really is a ‘dead prime minister walking’; powerless to be more than a passive bystander in the Tories’ […]
The 52% vote to leave the European Union in the recent referendum was a political earthquake, the shockwaves of which will be widespread and long-lasting. It represents a blow to the interests of the ruling class in Britain, Europe and the United States, who have invested decades of political capital […]
“Cameron’s defeat was dire.” “Cameron’s defeat was dire.” [Andrew Rawnsley, Observer]. “He f***ed up.” [Private comment of Radoslaw Sikorski, Polish foreign minister, leaked to the press.] These are just some of the milder criticisms made by his alleged ’friends’ about the Tory British Prime Minister, following his handling of the […]
By Per-Ake Westerlund The EU’s crisis and extreme austerity measures has opened up the potential for right-wing extremist and racist parties to become the largest polling parties in several countries in the European elections, in May 2014. The Front National in France and the Dutch PVV recently formed an alliance […]