Vulcan Insight – Prime Minister Johnson Visits Dublin

Vulcan Insight – Prime Minister Johnson Visits Dublin

Posted on 09 Sep 2019 in Vulcan Insight

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar held their first meeting as heads of government this morning in Dublin. A chilly morning set the scene for what was, at times, a tense meeting which comes at a critical period in Anglo-Irish relations. Building on a speech delivered last Thursday at a meeting of the […] Read more...

Lagarde impresses ECON in bid for ECB top job

Lagarde impresses ECON in bid for ECB top job

Posted on 06 Sep 2019

The former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde was invited to a hearing in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) in the European Parliament on Wednesday 4 September in her bid for the top job at the European Central Bank (ECB). During a two and a half-hour hearing with MEPs, Ms. […] Read more...

Dublin braces for Brexit damage

Dublin braces for Brexit damage

Posted on 06 Sep 2019 in Vulcan Insight

Events in Westminster this week have dominated the political agenda in Dublin as the government ramps up its preparations for a No Deal Brexit. The Irish government has been in close discussions with the European Commission over how Ireland, in the event of a No Deal outcome, can honour its commitments to the Good Friday […] Read more...

Another tumultuous week in Westminster

Another tumultuous week in Westminster

Posted on 06 Sep 2019 in Vulcan Insight

In case there was any doubt, the resumption of business in the House of Commons this week was anything but normal. Boris Johnson’s debut as Prime Minister was marked with defeat in all three Brexit votes, leading to the rapid loss of his working majority. A cross-party alliance of opposition MPs and conservative rebels dealt […] Read more...

Is No Deal the Likely Deal?

Is No Deal the Likely Deal?

Posted on 09 Aug 2019 in Vulcan Insight

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the UK government should drop their Brexit ‘red lines’ if they wish to renegotiate the current deal. Varadkar said that if a no-deal happens, it will be a consequence of the decisions made in London. The Taoiseach admitted that a no-deal looks more likely. Since taking over as UK Prime […] Read more...

No-Confidence Vote?

No-Confidence Vote?

Posted on 09 Aug 2019 in Vulcan Insight

Dominic Cummings, special adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reportedly told colleagues that Johnson could defy a vote of no confidence from the House of Commons by refusing to resign. This comes after Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, signalled he will call a no-confidence vote when Parliament returns in September. Read more...

Trump doubles down on China

Trump doubles down on China

Posted on 09 Aug 2019 in Vulcan Insight

The Trump administration heightened its trade war with China on Monday by labelling China a currency manipulator. The move came after the currency fell below 7 yuan to the US dollar for the first time since 2008. This is an extension of the downward spiral in diplomatic relations. Read more...

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