Brexit

Britain and the EU have pledged to keep the border open after Brexit, but they have struggled to find a solution that is acceptable to both sides.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street in London on Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
David Stewart September 25, 2019
The highest court in the land ruled unanimously and unambiguously that Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in attempting to suspend Parliament only weeks before Brexit, the withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union, is set to take effect.
David Stewart September 12, 2019
On Wednesday morning, gasps followed the court’s ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request for a suspension had the “improper purpose of stymieing Parliament.”
Matt Malone, S.J. September 06, 2019
The fact that the national legislatures of both the United States and the United Kingdom are unable to govern properly cannot be a mere coincidence.
Anti-Brexit demonstrators march at Parliament Square, in London, on Tuesday, Sept. 3. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
David Stewart September 03, 2019
Boris Johnson is trying to run out the clock and force a no-deal Brexit, writes David Stewart in his analysis of British politics. But suspending Parliament may be pushing things too far.
The staggering parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May, seen here leaving 10 Downing Street on Jan. 23, pushed the country even further from safe dry land. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
David Stewart January 23, 2019
After the stunning defeat of Theresa May's exit deal, Scotland is looking anew at independence, and the U.K. government fears economic disaster.