Tag: Political News

A Year of Protest

In the Embassy End of Year Survey, diplomats give their verdict on the events of 2019 as we bid farewell to a decade of disruption…

Election brings ‘clarity’ for envoys

Prime Minister Johnson returns to Downing Street after a huge election victory for the Conservative Party

Diplomats’ pleas for more certainty in British politics have been answered by the resounding election victory by Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party in the December General…

Bridge over troubled waters

Romanian Ambassador Dan Mihalache

Romania assumes its first EU Presidency at a critical moment in the Union’s history. Elizabeth Stewart spoke to Romanian Ambassador Dan Mihalache about how Romania will…

Brexit heckler removed from reception

A freelance journalist working for the Daily Mail was asked to leave a festive season reception at the Irish Embassy after heckling the Ambassador, Adrian…

All change, please

European citizens from 28 countries have cast their votes and now the process begins to elect the person who will head the next European Commission….

Ecuadorian FM to visit Assange

The Foreign Minister of Ecuador, Ricardo Patino, has accused Britain of abusing the human rights of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by refusing to give him…

FCO language skills needed

The UK risks losing credibility if more senior diplomats are not fluent in a range of languages, the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has warned. MPs…

Diplomatic push wins Windrush rights

Undocumented Commonwealth Citizens facing deportation from the UK and destitution will have their legal rights restored after four years of persistent diplomacy. Diplomatic pressure exerted…

“All systems go” for Trump visit

Staff at the American Embassy are in full preparation mode following the confirmation of US Ambassador to London Woody Johnson that President Trump will pay…

New Commonwealth era begins

Leaders from the 53 Commonwealth nations have agreed that Prince Charles should succeed The Queen as the symbolic head of the Commonwealth, at a summit…