Given the EU’s risk levels, its lack of investment in NATO and its poor relations with its neighbours, it is hardly an attractive partner; more of a liability.
We give you divorce reform, abortion law in Northern Ireland, citizenship rights for three million Hong Kongers, and the rainbow flag.
It is our third largest market – we must work with it if we are to help resolve global problems from the environment to nuclear proliferation.
Four decades on, history seems likely to vindicate those who warned that devolution would undermine the United Kingdom.
Also: Plaid suspend high-profile candidate over antisemitic comments; DUP call on O’Neill to ‘step aside’; and Anglesey spared shake-up of Welsh seats.
From the start, the trade bloc has not fully understood the Belfast Agreement and has been slow to see that it undermined many of its positions.
Also: DUP demand clarity from Johnson over customs checks, and Abolish the Welsh Assembly get their first representative in it.
The battle to re-open state schools rages across the UK. Also: Mohammed Asghar, Conservative member of the Welsh Assembly, passed away this week.
The CBI supports the Government’s timetable and Starmer is keeping his head down. It is quite the turnaround.
These proposed changes suggest that Ministers’ resolve to address this type of abortion is weakening and, in Northern Ireland, evaporating.
Like it or not, the EU agreed to two customs territories on the island of Ireland – and a solution to the disagreement flows from that fact.
The proposition is backed by more than a third of those prepared to say how they’d vote – including an overwhelming majority of Tories.
A limited suspension is one thing, lasting change would be another. And so often, nothing is so permanent as the temporary.
Worse, its judgement has knock-on implications for the effectiveness of government. Urgent corrective legislation is needed.
The Prime Minister has avoided some of the potential dangers, but nonetheless introduced a border inside the United Kingdom.