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Europe Politics

Brexit: Will Labour launch a vote of no confidence?

The previous two years have taught that anything can emerge from the mire of Brexit, but it does appear that a Labour motion of no confidence will be little more than a last ditch (and ultimately futile) effort to exert its influence over Brexit from the increasingly distant opposition benches. While Labour would be apt to measure the risks and advantages of a general election, it is far more likely that a no confidence bid will be counted by all observers as a symbolic show of discontent by an opposition which has had virtually no impact on the Brexit process to date.

North America Politics

Trump’s “America First” policy: provoking adversaries and alarming allies

When U.S. president Donald Trump addressed the General Assembly in late September, he promised “to defend America’s interests above all else.”

Economics

Getting realistic about Brexit UK’s Empire 2.0 vision for Africa

A deeper UK engagement with African trade is sensible and beneficial, however, negotiators will need to wake up to complexities of hashing out any deals on the continent. When The

Europe Politics

5 issues Theresa May faces as Prime Minister

With Parliament returning to work, there are a number of issues that Prime Minister Theresa May faces in both the short and long term.

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 Politics

Brexit’s “Liberal Leave” voters might swing negotiations

Polls show that most UK citizens favor strong EU relations post-Brexit.

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.

Europe

Brexpats after Brexit: Impacts for British Expats in Europe

Britain claims a sizable expat population abroad. If London adheres to leaving the European Union (EU), how would Brexpats (British expats) be affected?

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.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

British politics brace for Brexit fallout. EU leaders discuss post-Brexit steps. Australia heads to the polls. European and US central bankers meet. All in The Week Ahead. Brexit fallout continues