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Past articles by James:

The UK needs truth and reconciliation to move past Brexit

The country needs to come to terms with what its EU exit means, or it’s doomed to keep fighting the same old battles. → Read More

Who’s who in the Qatar corruption scandal?

Allegations of Qatari influence on European democracy reach the upper echelons of the European Parliament. → Read More

How the 1976 heat wave got sucked into the UK’s culture war

Some British politicians and commentators see heat wave health advice as a sinister government plot. → Read More

The EU’s real refugee policy: Division and delay

Before the war in Ukraine, the bloc’s failure to forge a common approach put the lives of thousands of asylum seekers at greater risk. → Read More

UK’s Liz Truss: I support Brits who take up arms against Putin

The UK foreign secretary said the war in Ukraine was a fight for freedom and democracy for the ‘whole of Europe.’ → Read More

How Europe is funding Putin’s war

European countries are reluctant to stop buying oil and gas from Russia for fear of economic consequences at home. → Read More

US presidential election — could Trump sneak a win?

No candidate since 1968 has come back from a polling deficit as large as the one the US president is facing. → Read More

UK to cut 2-meter social distance rule, says health secretary

Matt Hancock said the rule would be replaced by other measures to reduce infection risk. → Read More

Boris Johnson: Statue protests are attempt to ‘photoshop’ history

The UK prime minister said removing monuments to slave traders was a ‘distortion of our history.’ → Read More

UK’s 2-meter social distancing rule under review, says Rishi Sunak – POLITICO

The chancellor hinted that quarantine rules for travelers could be changed too. → Read More

Trump’s WTO criticism is ‘damaging,’ says trade body’s chief

Rules on state aid are ‘less than what they could be,’ Roberto Azevêdo says. → Read More

Belgian prince fined for Spanish lockdown breach

‘I deeply regret my actions,’ said Prince Joachim, who attended a party in Córdoba last month. → Read More

POLITICO Coronavirus Daily Update

A daily roundup of all POLITICO’s coronavirus coverage. By JAMES RANDERSON TOO SOON: “We should have gone into lockdown earlier … I think that has cost a lot of lives, unfortunately,” that’s the sobering assessment of epidemiologist and U.K. government adviser on the response to the pandemic Professor John Edmunds. No it wasn’t. But Health Secretary Matthew Hancock does not agree. “We took the… → Read More

Michael Gove: Huge gap between UK and EU in Brexit talks

Senior British minister urges Brussels to show its ‘fabled flexibility.’ → Read More

POLITICO Coronavirus Daily Update

A daily roundup of all POLITICO’s coronavirus coverage By JAMES RANDERSON EU MARSHALL PLAN: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is doubling down on her theme of a post-crisis Marshall Plan to stimulate the recovery. Like after World War II, European countries will need money to reboot their economies after the coronavirus pandemic has receded. She wants to gear the EU’s next… → Read More

UK’s EU guru explains Brexit with dinosaurs and de Gaulle – POLITICO

David Frost says UK’s departure would provide ‘huge advantages’ for the country. → Read More

Boris Johnson says he acted with ‘full propriety’ over links to US businesswoman

‘There was no interest to declare,’ in case of tech entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri, said UK prime minister. → Read More

UK Supreme Court ruling should lead to ‘consequences,’ says Boris Johnson

The UK prime minister suggested that a US-style system of political appointment for judges might be necessary. → Read More

What UK Supreme Court ruling means for Brexit

The judgement is a severe political blow to Boris Johnson but it doesn’t alter Brexit timeline. → Read More

Boris Johnson’s Brexit sock yarn unravels – POLITICO

Boris Johnson said British-made socks attract a 19 percent tariff in the US → Read More