#Brexit special section

The DUP has been accused of holding Northern Ireland to ransom over its demands for major reform of the Northern Ireland protocol. Boris Johnson’s attempt to get the power-sharing executive at Stormont up and running ended in failure after talks in Belfast today (Monday) with the DUP demanding “action” instead of “words”. Sinn Féin  has accused Johnson of complicity with the...

Brexit ‘shock’ to UK-EU trade; Farage complains about Twitter, on Twitter

UK imports of goods from the EU fell 25% in the first year of the post-Brexit trade agreement as compared to the rest of the world, a major study has found. The report by the LSE (London School of Economics...

Brexit batters UK exports which fall 14% while world sees 8.2% rise

Brexit is being blamed for a massive hit to UK goods exports with the country failing to rebound from the pandemic as compared to other advanced economies. While the global...

Farage calls MP a ‘total liar’ for telling Commons about Russia payments

Nigel Farage has called Labour MP Chris Bryant “a total liar” for claiming he received almost £550,000 from Russia Today in 2018. The former UKIP and Brexit parties leader challenged...

Northern Ireland Protocol – Investment expert dismisses DUP stance

After a week of political turmoil in Northern Ireland following the resignation of First Minister, Paul Givan, last Thursday, it has become apparent that many representatives of the NI...

PM’s ‘political vanadalism’ and posturing puts NI peace in peril

Boris Johnson and ex-Brexit minister Lord David Frost don’t understand or seem to care about their “vandalism” to Northern Ireland peace says one of the key architects of the Good Friday Agreement. Tony Blair’s ex-chief...

Christmas Eve immigration change for care workers is ‘sneaky admission of govt failure’ says...

The government’s Christmas Eve announcement that it will relax immigration rules for care workers - to bolster a sector double hit by the pandemic and Brexit and left struggling to keep and attract staff...

Damaged PM dithers and delays over new Covid curbs for England as his nightmare...

Boris Johnson’s authority has been so weakened by recent events that he appears willing to gamble the nation’s health service and people’s lives in order to appease right wing Tory tabloids and his own...

PM’s French letter sees home secretary Priti Patel disinvited to meeting about Channel crisis

Boris Johnson’s tweet of his letter to the French president proposing solutions to the migrant crisis has resulted in the home secretary being disinvited to a meeting about the crisis on Sunday. Twenty-seven people died...

UK ready to retaliate as fishing row with France escalates – ‘language of force...

The UK is ready to retaliate against France in a fishing row that has escalated since the detention of a British trawler and its captain and crew by France. The captain of the Scottish boat...