Pandemic boost for video-conferencing?

14 March 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been announced that the second round of face-to-face talks on the UK’s new relationship with the EU, due to take place in London next week with the arrival of an EU delegation of over 100 trade experts, has been cancelled. Video-conferencing has been officially suggested as a possible alternative. Read more.

Pandemic boost for video-conferencing?2020-03-14T15:19:14+01:00

Sacoolas, extradition and diplomatic immunity

The US Department of State has announced its conclusion, without even a whiff of supporting argument, that requiring Anne Sacoolas to return to the UK to face a criminal charge would set a precedent that would weaken diplomatic law. This is the opposite of the truth. Read more.

Sacoolas, extradition and diplomatic immunity2020-01-29T12:30:12+01:00

The Perm Rep and the unsigned letter

A recent development in Brexit has provided interesting evidence of the role of ambassadors in clarifying their governments’ intentions, however contradictory they might be. Read more.

The Perm Rep and the unsigned letter2019-10-25T07:25:42+01:00

Trump and Darroch

All observers know that what the British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch, said about Donald Trump and his White House in secret, classified messages to the Foreign Office is true. Read more.

Trump and Darroch2019-10-22T13:51:22+01:00

Petition on Russia and BREXIT

It has long been suspected that Vladimir Putin’s government, in part via the agency of the Russian Embassy in London, gave covert support to the campaign that secured the narrow victory for the Brexiters in the June 2016 referendum in the UK. Read more.

Petition on Russia and BREXIT2019-10-22T13:52:37+01:00

British Diplomats on Brexit

It’s always been blindingly obvious but it needed saying again, and has just been succinctly stated once more by more than 40 former, senior British ambassadors and high commissioners in a letter to Theresa May, Read more.

British Diplomats on Brexit2019-10-22T13:54:29+01:00