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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.

Economics Politics

Theresa May’s evolving Brexit strategy

The transition agreement between the UK and EU means that although the UK will officially leave the EU in March 2019, it will still remain in the customs union and single market for another 21 months. The UK’s concessions are indicative of the government’s broader negotiating strategy with the EU.

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.

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.