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UK-China Relations: From Gold To Dust

In just a few months, the United Kingdom’s overall policy toward China has changed dramatically. Until recently, Downing Street was famously defining itself as “China’s best partner in the West” and was committed to intensifying its proclaimed “golden era” of relations with Beijing.

Read Here | The Diplomat

Bye Bye Britain

In​ 2019, Boris Johnson became prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In 2020, he shrank into being prime minister of England. For the second time in less than seven years, the union is in trouble. But this time the problem needs a new question. Forget: ‘Should Scotland be independent?’ The Scots will take care of that. Ask instead: ‘Who in the rest of Britain needs this union with Scotland? And why?

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Rethinking Churchill

Indeed Churchill was a walking policy disaster across the board. The architect of the Gallipoli tragedy of 1915 nearly wrecked the international financial system by messing with the price of gold and destabilising the gold standard, which cost him his slot in the Cabinet. By 1931, he was a backbencher, consorting with the likes of the British fascist leader Oswald Mosley. Some prominent Germans even considered him a suitable candidate to head a pro-Nazi “Vichy” government in Britain.

Read Here – ORF Online

Boris Johnson Is Dangerously Ill: What Happens Next?

There is a chance that Boris Johnson’s recovery takes so long that it becomes unsustainable for him to remain in office. If he becomes an obstacle to the effective administration of the country, then Johnson might find himself forced to resign under pressure from his Cabinet colleagues.

Read Here – The National Interest

Boris Johnson Admitted To Hospital With Coronavirus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital due to coronavirus after suffering 10 days of symptoms including a high fever, bringing doubts about his capability to lead the response to the pandemic despite No 10 insisting it was purely precautionary.

Read Here – The Guardian

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus. After experiencing mild symptoms yesterday, he was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty said. Downing St. says Johnson is self-isolating and continuing to lead the country’s response to COVID-19. “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” he said on Twitter.

Read Here – Mint

Brexit Is Just The Beginning

The British government still needs to negotiate the terms of its future relations with the EU, a task so complex that many doubt it can be completed by the end of the year, when another ominous deadline looms. In the meantime, the country will be stuck in EU purgatory, bound by the bloc’s laws and regulations but powerless to shape them. Trade deals with other countries remain to be hammered out. And at home, the toxic fallout of Brexit division will linger…

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Brexit Reveals A Whole New Set Of Political Wounds

The Brexit campaign was transformed from a fringe eccentricity into a mass movement by a handful of people who decided to make it into an argument about identity. Now Brexit itself has created a whole new set of questions about identity. The next political projects, whatever they are going to be, will take off by seeking to answer them.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Britain Speeds Towards Brexit As Johnson Wins Large Majority In Election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31. Brexit represents the country’s biggest political and economic gamble since World War Two, cutting the world’s fifth largest economy adrift from the vast trading bloc and threatening the integrity of the United Kingdom.

Read Here – Reuters

Also Read: Could Boris Johnson’s Election Victory Spell End Of The United Kingdom?

UK General Election 2019: Britain’s New Foreign Policy Divide

Genuine ideological differences have returned to British politics. That is as true in foreign policy as in questions of domestic politics. The post-Cold War foreign policy consensus in UK politics around liberal multilateralism is fraying.

Read Here – Chatham House

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