Evaluation of UK’s international obligations
A cross-party group of former soldier MPs, including David Davis, has demanded that Theresa May order a public inquiry into Britain’s complicity in torture.
Mark Field, Minister of State for Asia & the Pacific, is visiting Manila on the second leg of a six-country tour of Southeast Asia, and is to champion the rules-based international system there.
UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU
According to YouGov analysis seen by The Observer, more than 100 Westminster constituencies that voted to leave the EU have now switched their support to Remain.
British expatriates have launched a fresh legal challenge against the 2016 referendum, arguing that the result has been invalidated by the Electoral Commission’s ruling on leave campaign spending.
Colin Leckey from Lewis Silkin has published an article considering where the Government’s Brexit white paper could lead us.
European officials have poured cold water on hopes that Theresa May could negotiate Brexit with other EU leaders at a summit in September to break the deadlock over Britain’s departure.
Alistair Burt, a Conservative minister, has removed a survey from his website asking constituents if they want a second Brexit referendum after outrage from colleagues.
The European Commission has set out that it will discuss the issues surrounding the Ireland/Northern Ireland border and the UK’s future relationship with the EU at the EU–UK Article 50 negotiations in Brussels on 16–17 August 2018.
Sadiq Khan is to instruct the London Resilience Forum, the body tasked with planning for terrorism attacks and disasters such as the Grenfell Tower fire, to start making preparations for a no-deal Brexit, and assess whether London could face potential shortages of medicines and food.
According to Danish finance minister, Kristian Jensen, time is running out to strike a Brexit deal, echoing warnings that there is a 50-50 chance of Britain crashing out of the EU without an agreement in place.