Free Press Journal
  • Johnson’s Brexit ‘suicide vest’ jibe sparks furore

    London: Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has compared Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for Brexit to putting the country’s constitution in a “suicide vest” and handing the detonator to the European Union.

  • UK facing political crisis

    Long before he became US president, Richard Nixon observed after touring India that the wonder was not that India was badly governed but that it was governed at all. That remark could more appropriately be made now about Britain in which both the ruling and opposition parties are torn apart by bitter internal wars. As for Brexit, the country doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going.

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    Harsh reality of Brexit finally sets in

    A few months after Britons voted to leave the European Union (EU), there was considerable apprehension across the UK. One of the major reasons for pervasive uneasiness was the post-Brexit vote ambiguity over the economic fallout of the disastrous referendum. By October 2016 when this writer visited London, the pound had slumped over 15 per cent and Britain had one quantitative easing stimulus to tide over economic uncertainty. The economy was not

  • ‘Bad’ Brexit to cost JLR $1.6 bn a year

    London : Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover has warned the British government that a “bad” Brexit deal could jeopardise the country’s biggest carmaker’s investment plans, cost it over 1.2 billion pounds ($1.59 billion or Rs 8,262.60 crore) annually and may even force it to close down plants and exit from the UK.

  • No Brexit deal without Ireland solution says EU President Donald Tusk

    Strasbourg: Britain must come up with a solution for the Irish border after Brexit or there will be no divorce deal or transition period, EU President Donald Tusk warned today. Finding a way to avoid border checks between EU member Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the bloc is proving one of the thorniest issues in the negotiations.

  • Complicated reality of Brexit dawns on UK

    From a European perspective, a certain degree of smugness would be understandable. Yet it would be a folly to remain intransigent. The UK remains a significant market for the EU across a range of sectors, from automobiles to services.

  • Brexit will not divide Britain: Theresa May

    London: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday rejected any plans that would mean a Brexit border between Northern Ireland and neighbouring Irish Republic. Speaking to MPs in the House of Commons during her weekly questions, May said no British prime minister could ever agree to a Brexit treaty that would see borders dividing any parts of Britain, reports Xinhua.

  • brexit can be reversed if uk wants, EC chief tweets

    Brussels : Brexit could still be avoided if UK citizens changed their minds and decided they did not want their country to leave the European Union, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday. Taking to Twitter, Tusk said Europe had never had a change of heart and was still open to the UK, following many calls from within the UK to hold a second referendum on the country’s future within the

  • EU will ‘survive’ Brexit, remain strong: Federica Mogherini

    Havana, The European Union will “survive” Britain’s Brexit departure and will remain strong, the bloc’s foreign policy chief has said. “Many believed that the referendum in the United Kingdom (on leaving the EU) was going to be the beginning of the end of the European Union,” Federica Mogherini said during a two-day visit to Cuba.

  • British PM’s key adviser quits over Brexit

    London : One of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s key advisers, Lord Andrew Adonis, has announced he is quitting his role, describing Brexit as a “populist and nationalist spasm”.

  • Donald Trump, Theresa May discuss post-Brexit trade deal, Middle East peace

    Washington: US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have spoken for the first time since a row over his retweets of an extremist group and discussed a future trade deal post-Brexit and next steps in forging peace in the Middle East, officials have said.