Sturgeon has been weakened, no doubt, but in Westminster only one question matters: how best to keep the union intact.
For Therese Raphael's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Trade deals, like peace agreements, aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on without good faith vested in their implementation. Just weeks after the Brexit trade agreement entered into force, intentions over the part of the deal that applies to Northern Ireland have been called into ...
It’s not a great sign when a formerly pro-Brexit lobby is suddenly furious about a part of the deal that was billed as a triumph.
The situation on Britain’s borders is clearly serious, but will it wound Johnson fatally? That all depends on how many Britons are inclined to blame the virus for the chaos.
As new vaccines look set for regulatory approval, managing the follow-up on adverse drug reactions will be critical for any vaccination program to be successful.
Donald Trump’s very presence encouraged Johnson’s Brexit brinkmanship with Brussels. Britain could threaten to walk away knowing a friendly White House approved.
Chances are that Joe Biden, if he wins in November, would be a little less interested in Britain and a little frostier toward Boris Johnson.
Trade negotiations are stuck primarily over the question of state-aid rules.
As the battle to find a solution continues, planning ahead for convincing the public to get on board becomes crucial.
On the question of whether to prioritize the economy or the well-being of older people, Brits are much more bothered about the latter.