Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern says that from an Irish perspective the proposed Brexit deal which British Prime Minister Theresa May will put to her Cabinet today “seems to address most of the issues and positions that we are concerned about.”
When the history of the Brexit debacle comes to be written, and depending on who writes it, the assertion by Britain’s then justice secretary, Michael Gove, in June 2016, that “people in this country have had enough of experts” may be recognised as a call to the basest instincts of an uncertain, unnerved electorate longing for a return to the imagined magnificence offered by the catchall deception called “sovereignty”.
The former head of the UK's Vote Leave campaign has branded David Davis "thick as mince", as he warned that a provision in the Brexit Secretary's so-called Great Repeal Bill would allow British ministers to cave in to EU demands at the last minute.
The withdrawal of Boris Johnson from the contest to lead the Conservative Party and his pitch to become the next prime minister means a favourable outcome that aligns with Irish interests from Britain’s talks with the EU is much less likely, the country’s leading Irish expert on Brexit has said.
Boris Johnson’s decision to rule himself out as the next British Prime Minister has catapulted current Home Secretary Theresa May to the front of the race to be the next occupant of 10 Downing Street.
The leaders of the campaign to get Britain out of the European Union sought to ease concerns about the country’s uncertain economic future by giving public backing to Bank of England governor Mark Carney and finance minister George Osborne.
British Chancellor George Osborne has met senior News Corporation executives including chairman Rupert Murdoch and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks on 16 occasions for talks and social events since taking office, it was revealed today.