Nuclear Arms Race

A new report has found nuclear-armed states spent a record $73 billion on nuclear weapons in 2019, a $14 billion increase from 2018 expenditures. The United States, the center of the global coronavirus pandemic, accounted for nearly half of that spending. As the economies of the US, China, France, and Russia all contract, their nuclear spending is…

Statement by New Europeans about the voting rights of EU citizens

We welcome the announcement by the UK government that EU citizens from Poland will continue to enjoy the same democratic rights in Britain as they did prior to Britain leaving the European Union. (Poland, UK sign bi-lateral voting rights treaty, Polandin.com This decision is long overdue and follows similar announcements in relation to the rights of Spanish,…

UK Labour Winning Public Trust

5 months ago UK Labour lost a general election with a landslide defeat. Remarkably, under their new leader Sir Keir Starmer, they look as though they could reverse their catastrophic decline under Corbyn. In his first television broadcast responding to the Prime Minister’s statement on Sunday night about how the UK will emerge from lockdown,…

UK Fire Services Volunteer For Fight Against COVID-19

UK Fire and Rescue Services

More than 4,000 fire and rescue service staff from across the UK are volunteering to support the NHS and other key services in the fight against Covid-19, including driving ambulances and delivering food to vulnerable people.  A further 10,000 FRS staff are on standby to assist as and when required. These figures – collated by the National Fire…

EU Launches Infringement Proceedings Against UK

The EU has started legal action against the UK for not putting forward a new commissioner. A commission statement said, “As the Guardian of the Treaties, the European Commission has today sent a letter of formal notice to the United Kingdom for breaching its EU Treaty obligations by not suggesting a candidate for the post of…

Canada to wait for terms of UK withdrawal agreement

The Canadian Government has decided to wait for the terms of the UK’s withdrawal before ‘rolling over’ its free trade agreement with the EU to a bilateral agreement with the UK after Brexit. A Canadian Government official is quoted as saying, “In case of a No Deal Brexit, Canada and the UK had been discussing a…

UK Set to Lose Billions as a Result of Brexit

UK Set to Lose Billions

New analysis from the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) estimates that the United Kingdom would be entitled to approximately 13 billion euros of regional development funding for the 2021-2027 period should it stay in the European Union.  The CPMR has published a projection of the share of funding from the EU Cohesion policy for…