Archaeologists and curators leaving UK over Brexit fears

Archaeologists and curators leaving UK over Brexit fears

A no-deal Brexit would cause severe disruption across the UK’s culture, science and design sectors, industry leaders have said. The expected loss of EU funding and uncertainty over the status of EU nationals after March 2019 meant UK museums were already losing scientists, researchers and curators, and there was a shortage of archaeologists, they said. […]

UK's Theresa May Says Brexit Negotiations Have Reached 'an Impasse'

UK's Theresa May Says Brexit Negotiations Have Reached 'an Impasse'

LONDON—Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday warned that Brexit talks had hit an impasse and called on European leaders to present new proposals as negotiations between the two sides turn increasingly acrimonious. Following a tense meeting with her EU counterparts earlier this week in Salzburg, where her post-Brexit plans were rejected as being […]

Former MI5 chief calls for UK to mount cyber attacks on Russia

Former MI5 chief calls for UK to mount cyber attacks on Russia

One of Britain’s most senior former security officials has urged the government to meet Russian “aggression with aggression”, by launching retaliatory cyber attacks against Moscow. Dame Stella Rimington, who was Director General of MI5 from 1992 to 1996, said that the UK must respond to the growing threat of cyber warfare by meeting “aggression with […]

Brexit will have 'worse economic impact on UK than EU'

Brexit will have 'worse economic impact on UK than EU'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jean-Claude Trichet was boss of the ECB Brexit will have a bigger economic impact on the UK than the European Union, the former head of the European Central Bank has told BBC Radio 5 Live. Jean-Claude Trichet added the break-up was “totally contrary to the new world” of large […]

Viacom's Channel 5 Makes Major UK Drama Move

Viacom's Channel 5 Makes Major UK Drama Move

Having decided to jettison reality series “Big Brother,” Channel 5 is getting properly into the U.K. drama business, with a slate of new scripted titles including a prison drama, a crime thriller, and a murder mystery. The free-to-air network has traditionally majored in unscripted and entertainment, complemented by a lineup of acquired drama, much hailing […]

As the author of Article 50, this is why the UK needs a final say on the Brexit deal

As the author of Article 50, this is why the UK needs a final say on the Brexit deal

More than two years since the 2016 referendum, a political, economic and possibly constitutional crisis is gathering across the United Kingdom. The most viable and democratic way of resolving it is to allow the public to have the final say on Brexit. To deny them a voice challenges the basic principle of informed consent. People […]

UK's Hunt says Britain can flourish even without Brexit deal

UK's Hunt says Britain can flourish even without Brexit deal

TOKYO (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tuesday that the U.K. will flourish with or without an agreement on its relationship with the European Union after it leaves the grouping next year. A “no-deal” Brexit is possible, he said in an interview in Tokyo, “but I don’t think it’s in anyone’s interest for […]

UK 'needs darkest hour' in Brexit talks before giving ground

UK 'needs darkest hour' in Brexit talks before giving ground

The British government will have to experience its “darkest hour” and stare into the abyss of a no-deal Brexit before it will cave in to Brussels demands, senior EU diplomats have predicted. Ahead of a summit of EU leaders in Salzburg, diplomats in Brussels privately warned that Theresa May still needed to make a significant […]

UK spies help THWART Russian plot against Swiss chemical and biological WEAPONS laboratory

UK spies help THWART Russian plot against Swiss chemical and biological WEAPONS laboratory

Swiss intelligence said it worked with British and Dutch support to foil a major Russian plot. According to Swiss and Dutch newspaper reports, Russian spies targetted the Spiez chemical weapons facility near Bern. Two Russians were arrested in The Hague, in the Netherlands, for allegedly planning to hack its computer system. The Spiez facility is […]

Brexit: Future PM 'could change EU relationship'

Brexit: Future PM 'could change EU relationship'

Image caption Michael Gove: Theresa May’s plan is the right one “for now” A future prime minister could choose to alter the relationship between the UK and the EU, Michael Gove has said. But the environment secretary told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that Theresa May’s strategy, agreed at Chequers in July, was the right […]

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