The UK has taken an intelligence-led approach in assessing the security of its critical network. This model carefully balances the commercial imperatives of network providers with national security risk in the supply chain. An approach taken well before the current debate on 5G.
Mentre le trattative per un accordo post-Brexit languono, e si riaffaccia lo spettro di un ‘no-deal’ tra Londra e Bruxelles alle prese con la pandemia da Coronavirus, cominciano domani i negoziati per un accordo commerciale bilaterale tra Stati Uniti e Regno Unito.
Boris Johnson, positivo al Coronavirus, è stato ricoverato in terapia intensiva dopo che le sue condizioni di salute si sono aggravate. E il Regno Unito, dopo tre anni e mezzo di paralisi e polarizzazione sulla Brexit, precipita in un’incertezza che i britannici pensavano di essersi ormai lasciati alle spalle.
Con calma inquietante la Gran Bretagna s’allinea buona ultima alle regole del progressivo lockdown. Non lo vuole ancora riconoscere con la trasparenza e l’urgenza italiana, spagnola, francese e tedesca, ma il cammino è tracciato.
Non ci saranno festeggiamenti, né suoneranno le campane. Sul muro del numero 10 di Downing Street sarà proiettato un countdown per la mezzanotte, l’ora della Brexit. Ma quali sono le reali conseguenze dell’uscita della Regno Unito dall’Unione?
Boris Johnson has kept his word, and the United Kingdom will finally leave the European Union at the end of January. In little more than six months as Prime Minister, Johnson has succeeded where Theresa May failed: strengthening the conservatives in a national election and carrying the UK out of the EU without further ado. Those who thought that this would close the last chapter of the Brexit saga, however, should reconsider their guess. With the beginning of the transition period, new pages still have to be written.
“We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow”. (Lord Palmerston).
Boris Johnson called an election in December 2019. At the time government, parliament, and UK politics in general was log-jammed by the Brexit issue. Unable to move forward towards Brexit or back towards another referendum on remaining in the EU, Johnson cast the election in terms of pitching “the people” against parliament, causing some to see this as a populist election. Parliament was portrayed as divided, divisive and as an institution blocking Brexit.
The vote to leave the European Union marked a turning point in British politics. But it was also a potentially important moment for the UK’s role in global politics. For some of its supporters, at least, Brexit was in part about unleashing the potential of ‘Global Britain,’ allowing the country to trade and collaborate with countries across the world in a way it either could not or had not when in the European Union.