Opinion on Prime Minister Johnson’s ability to control migration has waned over the summer months, with record waves of illegal boat migrants making their way to Britain by crossing the English Channel from France, with over 5,600 illegals arriving since the start of the year.
A Daily Mail poll showed more than four in ten support a U-turn on the policy, letting grandparents see their families over the festive season. Tory backbenchers savaged the ‘grotesque’ restriction which, from Monday, bans groups of seven or more in a bid to halt a second wave of coronavirus.
The Legion of Honor is the highest French decoration and one of the most famous in the world. For two centuries, it has been presented on behalf of the Head of State to reward the most deserving citizens in all fields of activity.As an honour, the Legion of Honour does not include any actual material […]
From the furlough scheme, to the promise to build back better, to the position on state aid, there is perhaps more strategic coherence than might initially appear. After all, it has long been established that many voters are right-leaning on social issues and left-leaning on the economy. The Tories may have arrived at the dominant […]
But anger was intensified after Miss Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, said she would exempt children under 12 from a similar law north of the border – because they are at lower risk of transmitting the disease.It means grandparents will be able to spend the festive season with their grandchildren in Scotland, but not in […]
The Government argued that while countries are obliged to discharge treaty obligations ‘in good faith’ the UK is facing ‘difficult and highly exceptional circumstances’ and ‘it is important to remember the fundamental principle of Parliamentary sovereignty’.
With that attitude, the dark predictions put forth by veteran Conservatives like former Prime Minister John Major, who warned the UK is in danger of losing the trust of international partners, are more likely to inspire Johnson than give him pause. Lawless autocrats and rogue states don’t have to respect anyone; they can exert control […]
I needed Will’s advice. The environmental action group Extinction Rebellion was asking minor celebrities, like me, to sign a letter in Sunday’s Observer countering the Boris Johnson government’s claims it was a criminal organisation, after it stopped the distribution of newspapers deemed hostile to its aims from Rupert Murdoch’s plants. I was interested in William’s […]
The opposite pertains if Trump defies current polling and wins a second term. A lesson that Downing Street would take from such a comeback is that doubling down on incendiary rhetoric works; that the limit of decency defined by constitutional lawyers is a laughable fiction; that the anguished cries of liberals herald success; that elections […]
What was agreed on NI in the Withdrawal Agreement? Under the Withdrawal Agreement, after transition Northern Ireland will remain in the United Kingdom’s customs territory but all EU procedures will apply to goods arriving there. Any customs checks on the island of Ireland will be done in ports.