Tag: Foreign Policy

Downing Street rules out U-turn on customs union pledge

UK will leave single market and customs union, No 10 maintains, as MPs prepare for key debate Downing Street has insisted it will not back down on leaving the customs union, as pro-Brexit MPs signalled their resolve over the issue ahead of a key week for the future of the UKs relations with Europe. Peers voted …

Syria: western allies launch diplomatic offensive in wake of strikes

Pressure grows on Russia to stop protecting Assad as US, UK and France press for inquiry into chemical weapons stockpiles Western powers are to attempt to inject diplomatic momentum behind the military strikes against Syrian government chemical weapon sites by calling for the UN both to launch a broad investigation into Syrias chemical weapons stockpiles and …

Trump Discussed White House Invitation to Putin in Phone Call

Invitation came in congratulatory call to Putin, Ushakov says Summit preparations haven’t begun after diplomatic expulsions expulsion last week of 60 Russian diplomats regarded as spies, the most since 1986, in a display of unity with Europe after the U.K. blamed Putin’s government for the March 4 nerve-agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal in England. …

AggregateIQ: the obscure Canadian tech firm and the Brexit data riddle

Documents released last week shed more light on the puzzle of the companys links to Cambridge Analytica Find Christopher Wylie. That instruction 13 months ago came from the very first ex-Cambridge Analytica employee I met. He was unequivocal. Wylie would have answers to the two questions that were troubling me most. He could tell me about …

Keir Starmer: We cannot allow Labour to break apart over Brexit

The shadow Brexit secretary has a tough mission: to keep 259 MPs singing from the same songsheet A year and five days before the UK is due to leave the European Union, Starmer treads, there are competing demands he has to try to satisfy. You have got the basic mathematics that show that, broadly speaking, two-thirds …

Russia has stockpiled nerve agent over past decade, says Johnson

UK foreign secretary says Kremlin has been investigating the use of nerve agents for assassination purposes nerve agent attack on the former spy and his daughter two weeks ago, the foreign secretary said: We actually have evidence within the last 10 years that Russia has not only been investigating the delivery of nerve agents for the …
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