Long read | Brexit opens up a Pandora’s box of security, defence, and foreign policy issues

17 Mar

Brexit opens a Pandora’s box of security, defence, and foreign policy issues. Cornelia-Adriana Baciu (Johns Hopkins University) argues that the UK’s future global position will depend on a series of factors: international cooperation in the defence industry, the UK’s internal security (Northern Ireland), the country’s future commitments to European security and foreign policy (CSDP/CFSP) and NATO.  Future relations … Continued

Boris and Other World Leaders Caught Mocking Trump at NATO Dinner

4 Dec

A video shot by CBC has emerged showing Boris, Trudeau, Macron and Princess Anne seemingly mocking Trump for his impromptu 40-minute press conference held yesterday. The worlds’ eyes are refreshing Trump’s Twitter feed as we speak… The video is mostly subtitled, but Macron and Princess Anne struggle to be made out. Any readers with better ears than Guido […]

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Out of the EU, the UK will go from strength to strength as we again determine our own destiny

2 Dec

Here in the United Kingdom we are lucky enough to have inherited a system of governance based on constitutional monarchy, parliamentary sovereignty and Common Law which have long been tested and tried in our history. On the whole they have percolated from the bottom up, brewed through time and experience –  as opposed to being […]

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Brexit was the right decision for Barrow and Furness – it now needs a Conservative majority to see it delivered

24 Nov

During the 2015 election campaign in Barrow and Furness, I was asked my views on the EU at a hustings in Ulverston. I described myself then as ‘mildly-eurosceptic’ and expressed hope that the then Prime Minister would be able to reform the EU from within. But David Cameron’s negotiation was a disappointment, especially after hopes […]

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Thornberry Furiously Denies Corbyn’s Anti-NATO Past

15 Oct

During an Emergency Question on Turkey in the Commons, Raab raised the importance of the role of NATO, fairly going on to remind the house about Corbyn’s prominent anti-NATO past. As the video shows, Thornberry began spitting feathers over Raab’s audacity to cite the past stated positions of the Leader of the Labour Party… As […]

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