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Brexit – What’s Happened So Far This Week?

Brexit is moving so fast that by the time you have read this article, the circumstance will have changed again. The latest moves are Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost his first major vote in Parliament as a cross-party coalition...

Queen Asked To Suspend UK Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament in a bid to thwart a coalition of remain MPs from undermining his Brexit threat to leave the EU without a deal on October 31. The suspension - or...

All Smiles As Boris Woos EU With A Charm Offensive

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s charm offensive to persuade European leaders to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal agreement looks a waste of time. Irish premier Leo Varadkar and French leader Emmanuel Macron have already poured cold water on the idea and...

Does Anyone Care What The Indicative Brexit Votes Say?

Is there any point in the British Parliament embarking on a series of votes that no one else seems to care about? MPs have had a bee in their bonnets for weeks over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Twice they...

Trump Ready To Trigger Global Trade War

The world is waiting with bated breath to see if the threatened trade war between China and the USA kicks off as expected. Investors are on edge and markets in Asia have slumped to levels last seen in November. The markets...

What Does The Catalan Crisis Mean For Expats?

The Spanish government seems to have acted to stem the independence tide in Catalonia, but what does the political turmoil mean for British expats in the province? Barcelona and the Costa Brava have been magnets for sun-seeking Brits for decades. Many...

Brexit – The Issues Facing Expats Won’t Go Away

Brexit impacts the lives of 4 million expats and their lives are in limbo as talks start in Brussels to settle Britain's leaving arrangements from the EU. Expats rights are a two-way street. Getting on for 1.5 million British expats live...

Is The European Tail Wagging The Brexit Dog?

British prime Minister Theresa May is negotiating Brexit – but do the people she's sitting at the table with really have the power to agree how Britain leaves the European Union? The EU negotiating team made a great play before...

Let’s Hope Brexit Talks Don’t Go To Penalties

Let's be fair and lower the expectations of Britain's negotiating team around the conference tables of the European Union in Brussels. Not only are they playing away, but the pressure on an early goal in the form a settlement on...

Phoney Brexit War Of Words Starts In Earnest

Britain and the EU have set out their camps for the start of Brexit negotiations – but neither are giving away to the other side. Britain is demanding parallel talks to sort out EU housekeeping and a new trade deal. The...
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Millions of users of the social media network WhatsApp face a crunch time within a few days as the app will go offline for...

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The outbreak of  deadly coronavirus in China has led to the death of nine people and left hundreds more infected. The virus is centred on...

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How many times have you signed up for a trial subscription service and forgotten to cancel the payment? Everyone is guilty, but now a new...