‘How’s Brexit going?’ British politics mocked at home and abroad

‘How’s Brexit going?’ British politics mocked at home and abroad

ROME, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s political and economic turmoil has been greeted with thinly veiled satisfaction among pro-European and leftist politicians abroad, with some commentators drawing parallels to chaotic Italy. New British finance minister Jeremy Hunt will set out tax and spending measures on Monday, two weeks earlier than scheduled, as he races to … Read more

Europe’s new club meets without Russia

Europe’s new club meets without Russia

44 European gather in Prague for symbolic summit Energy and security high on everyone’s minds Truss’ participation gives hope for better EU-UK ties Doubts about viability of wide European format EU 27 to follow with their own summit, gas cap on the menu PRAGUE, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The European Union and its neighbours from … Read more

Analysis: UK bond market crash takes shine off Big Bang plans for London

Analysis: UK bond market crash takes shine off Big Bang plans for London

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss promised to “unshackle” the City of London to fuel growth, but crashing the bond market over tax cuts will take the shine off her “Big Bang” plan for financial services. Markets took fright last month when UK finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng unveiled plans to … Read more

‘No time to waste on Brexit’: EU uneasy about Truss as UK leader

‘No time to waste on Brexit’: EU uneasy about Truss as UK leader

Conservative leadership candidate Liz Truss attends a hustings event, part of the Conservative party leadership campaign, in London, Britain August 31, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU countries say Brexit battle last thing they need Macron comment taken badly, Truss team plays down ‘joke’ Europeans bracing for … Read more

British prime minister contenders clash over tax cuts in TV debate

British prime minister contenders clash over tax cuts in TV debate

Five challenging to succeed Boris Johnson as British PM Second of three TV debates on Sunday Tax plans at heart of heated contest Polls show conflicting picture of who is winning LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – The five Conservative contenders still vying to be Britain’s next prime minister clashed over tax cuts in a second … Read more

UK’s Sunak and Truss clash over tax in leadership debate

UK’s Sunak and Truss clash over tax in leadership debate

No clear front-runner in race to succeed Boris Johnson Ex-finance minister Sunak won first two lawmaker votes Sunak and foreign minister Truss clash over tax Outsider Tugendhat viewed as best performer by public LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) – British foreign minister Liz Truss clashed over tax policy with former finance minister Rishi Sunak on Friday, … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russian hackers are linked to new Brexit leak website, Google says

EXCLUSIVE Russian hackers are linked to new Brexit leak website, Google says

WASHINGTON/LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence. The website – titled “Very English Coop d’Etat” – says it has published … Read more

Sinn Fein calls for united Ireland debate after historic election win

Sinn Fein calls for united Ireland debate after historic election win

Sinn Fein wins most seats for first time Calls for debate on Irish unification Scotland’s Sturgeon hails ‘historic result’ Government formation could take months BELFAST, May 7 (Reuters) – Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), hailed its first victory in a Northern Ireland Assembly election as a “defining moment” … Read more

Sinn Fein on course for ‘seismic’ Northern Ireland election win

Sinn Fein on course for ‘seismic’ Northern Ireland election win

Sinn Fein opens huge lead in Northern Ireland voting Leader Michelle O’Neill eyes First Minister role Irish nationalists says we need to talk about border poll DUP won’t enter government without protocol progress BELFAST, May 6 (Reuters) – Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the IRA, looked set to claim top spot in elections … Read more

China does not say it is deliberately circumventing sanctions against Russia

China does not say it is deliberately circumventing sanctions against Russia

The flags of China and Russia are shown in this illustration taken March 24, 2022. REUTERS / Florence Lo / Illustration Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up BEIJING, April 2 (Reuters) – China is not deliberately circumventing sanctions against Russia, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Saturday, a day after … Read more