Trade negotiations are stuck primarily over the question of state-aid rules.
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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.
Sajid Javid's replacement, Rishi Sunak, is less likely to stand up to No. 10 and Dominic Cummings. U.K. spending may become more lavish as a result.
The prime minister wants to be a global hero on free trade, while keeping his new working class voters happy, but EU trade talks may make this impossible.
Labour leadership candidates are still having to preach the left-wing gospel despite the party's stunning loss in last month's election.
Corbyn was a gift but the prime minister's promises to his new blue-collar supporters on Brexit and spending will be difficult to honor.
Diplomatic immunity is all too often used as a shield in ways that were never intended
After seeing off Theresa May, Britain's new prime minister may find there's another female party leader he can't ignore.
The Conservative Party has said yes, but will the United Kingdom give him a chance?