Tag: Political News

Timing crucial to Brexit negotiations

The deal Britain secures to exit the EU will depend on how confident Continental leaders feel that the European project is not under threat, former…

Envoys mull impact of Trump foreign policy

As US Ambassador Matthew Barzun prepares to depart London, envoys have turned their thoughts to who will be the new occupant of Winfield House –…

Commonwealth may swing EU vote

If the EU referendum goes down to the wire, the vote of a million-strong Commonwealth citizens may well be the deciding factor. The eccentricities of…

Vote on knife-edge, envoys tip Remain win

A majority of London’s diplomats predict that Britain will vote to remain in the EU, but by the finest of margins. In the Embassy BREXIT…

Lord Speaker calls for reform of the Lords

The House of Lords plays a key role in Britain’s legislative process, but without piecemeal reform its reputation risks being eroded, the outgoing House of…

Envoys pick pro-EU mayor in City Hall race

London’s diplomatic corps has chosen Sadiq Khan as the “best ambassador for London on the world stage”, the first time envoys have picked a Labour…

Appeal Court acts to protect immunity

Christopher Braganza, Partner at law firm Sheridans, reports on welcome respite from the Court of Appeal in an increasingly challenging legal environment for diplomatic missions…

Making the case for the Commonwealth

The new Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland outlines to Elizabeth Stewart what the family of nations can offer to the world in the 21st…

Smart’ migrants here to stay – SoS

Economic migration will continue to be a challenge to rich countries, thanks to the “ubiquitous smart phone” Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told heads of mission…

UK ‘bigger player inside EU’ – Obama

US President Barack Obama used his final official visit to the UK as President to intervene in the debate about Britain’s upcoming referendum on EU…