UK in Strasbourg
In Radio 4’s Reith Lectures, Lord Sumption has argued that Britain should ditch the European Court of Human Rights if it hinders the will of Parliament.
Evaluation of UK’s international obligations
A report sent to the International Criminal Court has claimed that EU officials caused the death, rape and torture of thousands of migrants in a failed policy designed to deter others from crossing the Mediterranean.
According to a report by the Independent Monitoring Boards, prisoners in England and Wales are living in squalid and inhumane conditions in buildings that are unfit for purpose.
UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU
Donald Trump arrived in the UK on Monday for a three-day visit amid a major political row over the inclusion of the NHS in a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States.
The DUP could call on the next UK prime minister to commit to seeking ‘alternative arrangements’ to the Brexit backstop plan for Northern Ireland when their agreement with the Conservative Government comes up for ‘review’ this summer.
Theresa May has abandoned her attempts to make progress on Brexit before she steps down as prime minister, leaving her successor little time to break the political deadlock at Westminster before the scheduled Brexit date of October 31st. Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has warned that the Tories face ‘extinction’ if Brexit is not delivered in October. However Michael Gove has stated that the October Brexit deadline is arbitrary.
The Financial Times has written a piece on Brexit and the lesson of D-Day, stressing that the importance of global alliances is not only relevant when dealing with Donald Trump.
For In Facts, Hugo Dixon has written that Brexit equals being bullied by Trump, China, and even the EU.
Dominic Raab has been branded a “dictator” as his rivals for the Tory leadership condemned his refusal to rule out shutting down Parliament in order to deliver a no-deal Brexit.