Is there a way forward for Brexit in the wake of the British Supreme Court decision declaring that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was unlawful?
British leader Boris Johnson’s plans were thrown into disarray when the UK’s Supreme Court ruled that his recent suspension of Parliament was unlawful. What does this mean for Brexit?
The damage Brexit is inflicting on Northern Ireland and the Republic will become Europe’s newest neighborhood crisis.
Brexit could wreck Britain’s centuries-old character of alternating rule by large, ideologically capacious parties. If so, the irony is that British politics will end up resembling politics in much of the rest of Europe.
Boris Johnson could end up being the English leader who allowed the breakup of the UK to achieve Brexit. There are lessons in the dissolution of two other unions, the USSR and Czechoslovakia, and the role played by Boris Yeltsin and Václav Klaus.
Different governments have different objectives on encryption. Most would list counterterrorism and law enforcement, but others have concerns about foreign intelligence and the relationships foreign companies have with their own governments.
To deal with Iran and the Middle East, Britain needs EU support as much as the EU needs a serious defense and security policy. Neither will materialize when the summer pause ends.*
Calling an election once Brexit has happened would offer a huge advantage for Boris Johnson. Taking on a possibly revived Labour party would be more fruitful than going up against Nigel Farage.
While foreign investment usually benefits developing economies and creates local economic benefits in advanced economies, it generally does not benefit advanced economies on the whole except in very limited cases. On the contrary, foreign investment in advanced economies is more likely to lead to higher unemployment or rising debt.
Trump has never cultivated a close working relationship with Prime Minister Theresa May, and the unilateral actions by the Trump administration have deepened policy rifts between the two countries.