UK and the UN
UNA-UK has launched a call for ideas for its joint campaign to strengthen international cooperation.
Evaluation of UK’s international obligations
With the election of Boris Johnson as prime minister, world leaders have given their reactions.
UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU
Theresa May has refused to sack the rebels in her Cabinet after four senior ministers refused to vote with the Government against a bid to block a no-deal Brexit.
Keir Starmer has announced plans for a cross-party alliance with Cabinet ministers on the verge of quitting the Government in a bid to stop the next Prime Minister from pursuing a no-deal Brexit.
Both Philip Hammond and David Gauke have confirmed that they will resign from the Government on Wednesday if Boris Johnson wins the race to be Prime Minister. Meanwhile Sir Alan Duncan has resigned as foreign office minister firing the starting gun of what is expected to be a string of resignations among critics of Boris Johnson – his resignation letter is here.
Getlink, the Channel tunnel operator, has said that a no-deal Brexit is becoming ‘very likely’ as uncertainty continues over whether the UK will reach any deal with the EU by 31 Oct.
As predicted, Boris Johnson won the Conservative leadership race, and now, as reported in the Financial Times, he has 100 days to deliver Brexit.
David Gauke followed through on his pledge and resigned following Boris Johnson’s victory in the leadership contest.
In his first speech as prime minister, Boris Johnson re-stated his commitment to ensuring that the UK leaves the EU on 31 October 2019 and promised to unite the UK, end the ‘unfounded self-doubt’ and promote ‘a new spirit of can-do’ to achieve a successful Brexit. He also formed his Cabinet, giving many high profile roles to leading Brexiters. The Financial Times has argued that this sends a no-deal message to Brussels.
Boris Johnson has been accused by the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator of laying down ‘unacceptable’ terms for talks on a new exit deal, setting the scene for months of bruising clashes between Brussels and the new British prime minister.
The new prime minister has ordered Michael Gove to ‘turbo-boost’ no-deal Brexit planning.