Since late 2019, Britain has had a stable government with a large parliamentary majority, which has signalled that it takes defence – and the security of its allies and partners – more seriously than its predecessors (or any conceivable alternativ
In 2012, a group of Conservative MPs wrote the now-infamous book, Britannia Unchained, where they claimed to have examined the conditions for Britain to thrive amid increasingly intense global competition.
The departure of the United Kingdom and the prospect of an independent Scotland seeking membership raise fundamental questions concerning the European Union’s future size, geography and polity.
Yesterday evening – that is, the 31st January 2020 – at 11pm GMT, my country left the European Union. We did so after four years of heated and often hysterical argument. Nothing much seemed to have changed this morning.
“Tidings of Comfort of Joy” – so heralded the front page of The Daily Telegraph during their vision of Boris Johnson’s election victory descending from heaven with a chorus of angels.
One of the more
Let us assume that the European heads of government follow the lead of the Commission President in refusing to consider any further extension to our membership of the European Union.