Friday, January 18, 2019

’We’re not immune!’ Irish minister sparks populist alert – and issues Brexit warning

In a hard-hitting speech Paschal Donohoe, the Irish minister for finance, said the growing movement risked “poisoning” the political stratosphere and he pointed...

'Aren't you going insane?': readers' questions from beyond Brexitland

Having asked those of you living outside the UK if you were confused by the latest news from Brexitland, I got so many...

Sweden gets new government four months after election

Sweden’s parliament has voted to give the Social Democrat leader, Stefan Löfven, a second term in office at the head of a new...

Anti-Assad activist killed in Germany in suspected axe attack

A Syrian activist has died after a brutal attack in Hamburg, raising questions over whether he was targeted for political reasons. Mohamed Joune, 48,...

Philip Hammond is branded treacherous by Tory

In a conference call, the Chancellor sketched out how a no-deal exit could be "taken off the table" as a step towards halting...

Enemy of the people: Jeremy Corbyn faces mutiny

The Labour leader has boycotted the cross-party meetings organised in the Prime Minister's effort to solve the EU deadlock, and sent an email...

Shocked diplomats suggest EU would extend Brexit deadline

Phone lines and encrypted emails from EU embassies in London to their capitals have been red hot this week as diplomats seek to...

Ditch Brexit, German leaders urge UK in paean to ale and milky tea

A group of influential German politicians and business leaders including the woman primed to take over from Angela Merkel as chancellor have urged...

Underdog review – sweat-soaked MMA movie succumbs to cliches

Sticking with religious fervour to sports-drama conventions and cliches, this sweat-soaked, palette-desaturated, montage-riddled genre exercise stars Eryk Lubos as Kosa, a once feted,...