Brexit

Brexit won’t shake C’wealth, says UK High Commissioner

The British High Commissioner to Rwanda, Jo Lomas, has said that the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union (EU) will not destabilise the Commonwealth. Lomas made the remarks on Friday, March 13, 2020 the celebrations of Commonwealth Day 2020 at Rwanda Parliament. The UK officially...

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 12:11am

EU commits to maintain “outward looking agenda” in the wake of Brexit

On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union. We lost a member of our family. It was a sad moment for us, for European citizens – and, indeed, for many British citizens. Nevertheless, we have always respected the sovereign decision of 52% of the British electorate, and we...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:31am

UK leaves the European Union

The UK has officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership - and more than three years after it voted to do so in a referendum. The historic moment, which happened at 23:00 GMT, was marked by both celebrations and anti-Brexit protests. Candlelit vigils were held in Scotland,...

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 9:08am

Brexit: Boris Johnson to hail 'dawn of a new era' on departure day

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hail the "dawn of a new era" on Friday, as the UK prepares to leave the European Union after 47 years. In a speech to be shown at 22:00 GMT - an hour before the official departure time - he will say Brexit is "not an end but a beginning...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 7:43am

British businesses warn too late to prepare for no-deal Brexit

British businesses expressed fears that a no-deal Brexit will disrupt trade and cause damage despite government mitigation, and warned that it was too late to prepare for a no-deal scenario. The British government has published a paper, "Implications for Business and Trade of a No Deal Exit...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:47am

British PM opens door to possible delayed Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday bowed to massive pressures at home over Brexit by opening door to a possible delayed Brexit. May, when speaking at the House of Commons, offered members of parliament (MPs) the chance to delay Brexit if they reject her deal with the European Union (EU...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 12:53pm

UK committed to boosting trade ties as Brexit deadline looms – Jo Lomas

The United Kingdom (UK) has committed to boosting its trade relations with Rwanda and other African countries as the deadline for Brexit looms, Jo Lomas, the UK High Commissioner to Rwanda has said. Lomas was addressing the media in Kigali on UK’s plans about its relationship with Africa...

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 12:44am

Africa: When Brexit finally came calling

Following Prime Minister Theresa May’s Africa tour last week, we now have a fairly good idea what Brexit might hold for the EAC and the continent at large. The picture had been fuzzy in the two years since the Brexit vote about what it would mean, not just for Africa but for the Britons...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:19pm

From Brexit to breferendum

LONDON – If something is impossible, it does not happen. If a country votes to make two plus two equal five, this “democratic decision” will eventually be overridden by the rules of arithmetic, no matter how large the majority or how loudly “The People have spoken.”...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:55pm

Trump vows to 'kill' US-UK trade deal if May goes forward with 'soft' Brexit

President Donald Trump in an interview said the United States would kill any unilateral trade agreement with the United Kingdom if UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU implement a Brexit compromise arrangement. "If they [UK] do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:10am

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns

Controversial UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned mere hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis also left his post, as the political crisis over the UK's Brexit strategy intensifies ever-further. Johnson's sudden departure came a mere half hour before Prime Minister Theresa May...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 4:46pm

The decline and fall of Brexit

LONDON – In the beginning, British Prime Minister Theresa May had a plan: “Brexit means Brexit.” The idea was to withdraw the United Kingdom from the European Union so fast that voters would not realise they had been sold a bill of goods during the EU referendum campaign and...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 12:07am

Brexit would cause Airbus to reconsider UK investment

Airbus issued its strongest warning yet over the impact of Britain’s departure from the European Union, saying a withdrawal without a deal would force it to reconsider its long-term position and put thousands of British jobs at risk. In a memorandum issued late on Thursday, Airbus said...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:40pm

PM May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to bow to pressure from pro-Europe rebels in her party for a second day on Wednesday when lawmakers debate the government’s plans for future customs relations with the European Union. The government was forced into a major compromise on Tuesday...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:55am

The appalling failure of Brexit

LONDON – It has been nearly two years since the United Kingdom narrowly voted in favour of leaving the European Union. As the march toward Brexit – formally set for the end of next March – proceeds, fundamental questions about the nature of the future UK-EU relationship remain...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:04am