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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.

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Labour’s muddled approach to Brexit creates its own risks

The Brexit process is reaching a critical moment. As negotiations continue, key parliamentary votes are lingering in the next few months. This article analyses the current sentiment within the opposition Labour Party whose inability to form a cohesive counterweight to the Conservative exacerbates potential risks.

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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.

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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.

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 Politics

Brexit: a political earthquake in the UK

Brexit vote leads to enhanced uncertainty among British political parties as all formation scramble to enact new policies and formulate future positions

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.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Deadline to form Spanish government hits. Indiana primary will be decisive. Cameron speaks to Commons re Brexit. UK elections test Labour strength.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Investors meet to discuss Brazil woes. Chancellor builds case for UK “In” campaign. Primaries in New York remain decisive. Obama meets with GCC nations. ECB announces rates. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Latin Finance