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UK
PM defies Trump with Huawei 5G deal and threatens US trade agreement
Wednesday 29th January 2020

As the EU signs off The Withdrawal Agreement in Brussel today and Boris Johnson looks to America for an exciting new trade deal, the PM has rankled those in the US administration by making concessions to Huawei playing a role in the UK’s…

10:03
UK
The European Parliament signs off Brexit today
Wednesday 29th January 2020

Today, after 47 years of membership of the EU, 751 members of the European Parliament will discuss The Withdrawal Agreement before signing it off in time for Friday’s ceremonial conclusion. After this ratification process, as of 2300hrs…

13:27
UK
Where have the Liberal Democrats gone?
Tuesday 28th January 2020

In May 2019, the Liberal Democrats were riding the crest of a wave. With the toll that Brexit was taking on the two main parties, the Lib Dems did really well in the European elections and it seemed that the burden of having enabled Cameron…

09:50
UK
Back on the campaign trail, Keir Starmer warns of break-up of Britain
Tuesday 28th January 2020

There has been a hiatus in the campaign trail for the Labour leadership, due to family circumstances, but yesterday, the bookies’ favourite was back out putting his  case. Currently, the media has been concentrated on Rebecca Long-Bailey…

09:36
UK
Len McCluskey backs Long-Bailey
Monday 27th January 2020

The leader of the ever-powerful Unite Union appeared on The Andrew Marr Show to explain his endorsement of Rebecca Long-Bailey as leader of the Labour Party. Saturday saw a hustings event by all the candidates, after which Unite’s choice…

09:31
UK
Northern constituencies that backed Johnson face more austerity
Monday 27th January 2020

One of the key outcomes of the 2019 general election that enabled Boris Johnson to be returned with such an enormous majority, was that the Conservatives were able to win parliamentary seats in areas that had been traditionally Labour, for…

10:58
UK
Emily Thornberry has uphill battle in Labour leadership race and calls out Starmer and Long-Bailey as having machines behind them.
Friday 24th January 2020

Compared to the heady days of the Brexit debate and the general election campaign last year, the political landscape in the UK has turned from stormy and unpredictable to calm. The media headlines have been more concerned with news from Buckingham…

13:55
US
Republicans, have insurmountable political incentives to acquit Trump
Thursday 23rd January 2020

While Donald Trump mingles with billionaires at the World Economic Summit in Davos, Americans are focused on the shenanigans in The Senate. The president’s impeachment trial has hit obstacles before it has even begun largely because the…

10:12
Brexit
PM pumped that Brexit is over the line, but Davos indicates it could be a lonely place for the UK
Thursday 23rd January 2020

After three and a half years of rancour, The Brexit Bill is now only a step away from becoming law. Having returned from the House of Lords, with a series of revisions, on the rights of EU citizens, the independence of the judiciary and the…

13:52
UK
Lisa Nandy takes a step closer to Labour leadership
Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Although Keir Starmer is seen by the bookies as the favourite to lead the Labour Party after Jeremy Corbyn’s demise, as well as many opinion polls, one of the candidates has taken a step closer to securing the position. It is no secret…

10:15
UK
SNP make last futile attempt to block Brexit
Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Just when UK citizens thought that the all-consuming subject of Brexit had been consigned to the history books and Boris Johnson crows about the fact that he got, “Brexit done”, SNP leader Ian Blackford is making a last ditch attempt…

13:58
US
Trump disses climate change in Davos as the Senate starts impeachment trial
Tuesday 21st January 2020

President Donald Trump flew into the World Economic Forum today, hoping that the snow and ice would freeze out the fact that the US Senate opens his impeachment trial today. Of course no-one expects him to be convicted by a Senate that holds…

10:03
UK
Johnson loses three votes in the House of Lords
Tuesday 21st January 2020

Historically the House of Lords ha ben seen as a bastion of Conservatism. Unsurprisingly, this is the case, given that the second chamber was peopled with members of the aristocracy from the outset. Lords, Earls, Dukes and Bishops countered…

11:08
US
Trump's lawyers will argue that ‘abuse of power’, is not impeachable crime
Monday 20th January 2020

On one hand the Trump campaigning machine is throwing millions of dollars at advertising campaigns across America to secure a second term in The White House, and on the other his lawyers are vigorously preparing his defence for this week’s…

09:52
UK
A Brexit cliff-edge could still happen if PM sticks to trade deal deadline
Monday 20th January 2020

Boris Johnson is as pleased as punch that finally The Withdrawal Agreement, which outlines the UK’s exit from the European Union, will become law in a few days time. After three years of chaos and disruption the impression that Downing…