This morning, around 20,000 people in the UK woke up unsure about the future of their job, as fallout from the liquidation of the UK’s second-largest construction firm, Carillion, continues. What happened to Carillion, and could it have been avoided, or at least, the impact of its collapse lessened?
Day two of May’s cabinet reshuffle certainly went smoother than the first, and the objectives that May arguably failed to achieve in part one of her cabinet reshuffle have come much closer to fruition by its conclusion. Though the headlines will likely be dominated by coverage of the major cabinet changes and various trivialities, the importance of certain moves at both the cabinet and junior levels will go largely overlooked.
When Harold McMillan sacked seven cabinet ministers in short succession during a reshuffle in 1962, it came to be known in British politics as The Night of the Long Knives, in a rather hyperbolic reference to the Nazi purge of German politics in 1934. Several have attempted to highlight the stark contrast between McMillan’s bold reshuffle and May’s attempt on Monday.
2017 saw some of the most sensational and devastating cyberattacks in history. From the Equifax breach, widely considered the most devastating cyberattack in history, to the Bad Rabbit ransomware epidemic, hackers have diversified their tactics and capitalized on a wide spectrum of vulnerabilities to wreak havoc on whole industries. While all kinds of organizations, from…
Further confirmation has arrived that U.S. President Donald Trump will make his long-expected visit to the UK in “early 2018,” according to U.S. ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson. Trump will come to the UK on a “working visit” to open the new U.S. embassy in Battersea. It has also been speculated that Trump’s visit…
Despite a number of earlier setbacks and a worrying standoff with the DUP last Monday, Theresa May’s government has completed the first phase of Brexit negotiations with the EU, allowing the deal to be signed off at the European Council summit this week, meaning that negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and UK can begin in the new year.
Since the moment the result of the EU Brexit referendum was announced, there have been those who would see it undone. A plebiscite which was designed to put an end to the question of whether Britain should leave the European Union has seemed only to ignite more furious debate after its conclusion than before it.
Every time a terrorist attack happens, it is safe to assume who will react in which way—far right-wingers are going to call for eradication of all things Islam; far left-wingers are going to try and convince us that Islam is a religion of peace, altogether with a handful of worried imams and high-profile Islamists.
As thousands of young people are flooding the streets of major cities to show their dissatisfaction with the results of presidential elections in Serbia, European Union officials were quick to rejoice and congratulate the winner, prime-minister-turned-president Aleksandar Vučić, hailing him as the “factor of stability in the Balkans” and the assurance of a pro-European road.