Wednesday September 23, 2020

Once a global power, Britain now seems determined to isolate itself

Our politicians are doing the right thing by sitting tight and letting the EU – and Irish America – deal with Britain’s dramatic U-turn on the withdrawal agreement

13th September, 2020
Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, has stated at every stage that he wants a deal, but last week’s events suggest he does not

Just when it seemed British politics could not travel any further down the path of self-destruction, a cabinet minister walked into the parliamentary chamber in Westminster last Tuesday and admitted that his government intends to abandon an international treaty which it negotiated less than 12 months ago.

Britain, once regarded as both an economic and a diplomatic global power, seems intent on isolating itself on the international stage. Repudiation of international agreements is a route most...

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