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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Brazil forges anti-Venezuela consensus. Third Spanish election looms. Presidential debates continue. Conservatives take on Brexit. IMF and World Bank meet.

Europe Politics

The uncertain future of the UK Labour party

The UK Labour party is currently stuck in a fierce civil war, as leader Jeremy Corbyn is being challenged by Owen Smith for the future direction and character of the party.

Politics

Assessing Theresa May’s new government

With a clear break from her predecessor, new British Prime Minister Theresa May has quickly made her presence felt at 10 Downing Street.

Europe

New PM Theresa May faces unparalleled UK political challenges

The UK’s untested Prime Minister, Theresa May, could not have assumed office at a more difficult moment in the United Kingdom’s history.

GRI Insights

Rue Britannia: Post-Brexit UK remains rudderless

Post Brexit, the UK’s political elite continue to be mired in resignations, internal divisions, and strife. The ship of state remains rudderless, Rue Britannia.

Europe

Brexit brings change for Britain’s governing Conservative Party

The governing Conservative Party, rattled by Brexit, faces new leadership from October onwards, and a spectacular shuffle of power within the Party.

Europe Politics

Yes or No, Brexit has already changed the UK

With the Brexit referendum less than a month away, the UK has already been changed by the debate.

Europe Politics

London’s mayoral race descends into typecasting

The London 2016 mayoral election has descended into personal attacks and identity politics, worrying for a position to lead a global city.

Europe Finance

Scotland’s independence could hurt British pound

A referendum on Scotland’s independence, due to be held next week, could see Scotland leaving the union after 300 years of membership. Fiercely contested between the pro-independence campaign of Scotland’s

Europe Natural resources and energy

Cutting green taxes won’t fix the UK’s energy cost problems

Some of the UK’s green taxes are likely to be cut soon, but renewable energy may be the surprising beneficiary of the move. After two months of formulating a response