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Political peace in the UK is unlikely

Can the United Kingdom as currently constituted survive Brexit? Probably not, suggests Murray Ritchie. Later this month Britain’s House of Lords will debate the future…


Is the fog of Brexit beginning to clear?

Just possibly, concludes Murray Ritchie. Just when Theresa May escapes one Brexit trap two more are laid. Having probably avoided a leadership challenge because the…


A (Dis)United Kingdom after Brexit?

The UK as we know it might soon be a memory, writes Murray Ritchie. As Brexit approaches we hear ever-louder warnings that the constitutional make-up…



Brexit’s law of unintended consequences

Could England become independent as Scotland quits the UK? Murray Ritchie says emboldened nationalists are now showing renewed optimism amid growing signs of impatience with…




UK universities provide a £95bn economic boost

When it comes to annual turnover, universities have overtaken other large industries, including advertising and marketing, air and spacecraft manufacturing sectors, Aban Contractor reports. Universities…



A second Brexit referendum?

A growing number of people want Brexit stopped before Britain does itself irreparable economic and international damage, writes Murray Ritchie. When the British diplomat –…