Queen Elizabeth II outlined the UK government’s legislative program in a speech to Parliament on Wednesday after the prime minister slimmed down her plans and promised “humility” in negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union following a disastrous election that cost the ruling Conservative Party its majority.
By William Keegan*
When I suggested before the election that an ideal outcome would be a hung parliament and a coalition to think again on Brexit, I was certainly not thinking of the DUP. But, as Harold Macmillan once said: “Here we are, and the question is: Where do we go from here?”
British consumers are bracing themselves for an expensive and uncertain post-Brexit future, with four out of five fearing price rises on household essentials such as food, drink and clothing, a survey has revealed.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May could get a taste of what’s in store for Britain when the European Union’s top court spells out how the EU should ratify a free trade pact with Singapore, the tiger economy some want post-Brexit Britain to emulate.