October 28, 2020

UK feels Brexit pressure after EU-Japan trade deal

Pin It

The signing of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement in July put into sharp contrast the UK’s struggles to make any tangible progress with its Brexit negotiations. Jacopo Dettoni assesses how Japanese companies will view their European investments should the UK head for a no-deal Brexit. As Brexit blurs the horizon of the UK’s future foreign […]

Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups

Pin It

From BBC Pope Francis has condemned the “atrocities” of child sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to the world’s 1.2bn Roman Catholics. The letter to “the People of God” calls for an end to the “culture of death” in the Church, addresses failures to deal with abuse and asks for forgiveness. Last week […]

Cayman Islands Premier to host United Kingdom’s Parliamentarians

Pin It

Premier of the Cayman Islands the Hon. Alden McLaughlin will host four members of the United Kingdom’s Parliament in the Cayman Islands for four days. The MPs – Andrew Rosindell, Henry Smith, Col. Bob Stewart and Martin Vickers – are members of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cayman Islands and will learn […]

Brexit: the threat to LGBTI rights in the UK

Pin It

By Paul Crick From International Bas Association Tuesday 6 March 2018 Much of the coverage devoted to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill making its way through Parliament suggests it has one aim: ensuring all EU law is taken into UK law to avoid any legal gaps when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March […]

Bombardier reports 57% rise in profits

Pin It

By Jamie Robertson From BBC Bombardier, the train and plane manufacturer at the centre of a trade row between the US, the UK and Canada, has seen a 57% rise in profits. The US Commercial department had threatened to impose 292% tariffs on its C-Series aircraft which employs some 4,000 workers in Belfast. But the […]

Deadly Storm Eleanor batters Europe

Pin It

From BBC Three people have died as winter storm Eleanor swept across most of northern Europe, causing widescale disruption. A skier died in the French Alps and 15 others were injured elsewhere in the country, four of them seriously. Two people were killed when they were swept away by a huge wave on Spain’s northern […]

EU takes tough approach to Brexit as talks enter key weeks

Pin It

By RAF CASERT and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press From Richmond BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top Brexit negotiator on Monday took an uncompromising approach to the Brexit talks over the next few crucial weeks, saying it’s up to Britain to offer solutions on outstanding issues and insisting other EU decision-makers could be more unyielding […]

Ireland: Hurricane Ophelia -Three dead and 360,000 without power as monster storm hits

Pin It

By Patrick Logue, Seán Dunne, Ciaran D’Arcy, Fiona Gartland From Irish Times Schools to remain closed on Tuesday as storm hits the southwest with winds of over 160 km/h Over 360,000 properties are without power and three people have died as Hurricane Ophelia sweeps in over Ireland with damaging gusts and heavy rainfall. Members of […]

Ireland will not help Britain design border, Leo Varadkar says

Pin It

From Belfast Telegraph Ireland will not help Britain design an economic border for Brexiteers, premier Leo Varadkar said. The Taoiseach declared his opposition to creating such a frontier during a robust intervention in Dublin. He said the onus was on the British government to say how it would work. The boundary between Northern Ireland and […]

UK: Tory-led Coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party – A focus on the DUP Agenda

Pin It

From WN After today’s meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans for her continued leadership, and forthcoming Tory-led coalition with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, multiple media reports said. After gaining 10 seats in the new parliament, a DUP source told The Guardian, “We want there to be a government. […]