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Robert Hutton


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Past articles by Robert:

The Culture War Report 2020

It has been another tough year in the trenches of Britain’s culture war. After the stunning advances of Christmas 2019, when Gen. Boris “Boris” Joh... → Read More

U.K. Officials Dismiss Claim in Times That Johnson to Step Down

Is Boris Johnson planning to retire as U.K. prime minister in six months? That’s the eye-catching claim in the Times of London, which cited a conversation one of its readers had with the father-in-law of Dominic Cummings, Johnson’s chief adviser. → Read More

U.K. Relaunches Virus-Tracking App After First Effort Failed

Boris Johnson’s U.K. government is restarting trials of its much-delayed coronavirus-tracing app, after a previous effort was abandoned, with a focus on privacy and helping people to track their own movements. → Read More

The Ideal Covid-19 Response? Mix New Zealand, Denmark and Uganda

The ideal governmental response to Covid-19 would combine the testing policy of New Zealand, the schools policy of Denmark, and the communications strategy of Uganda, according to a study of different countries’ responses. → Read More

U.K. Begins ‘Baby Steps’ in Its Long Journey Out of Lockdown

The U.K. will begin taking what Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called “baby steps” toward reopening its economy from coronavirus lockdown Wednesday. But behind the messages about what people can now do, all the signs are that the government is digging in for the long haul. → Read More

Queen Elizabeth agrees to 'period of transition' for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

Queen Elizabeth agrees to 'period of transition' for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle → Read More

U.K.’s ‘Boring’ Politics Still Hold Plenty of Risks for Boris Johnson

After a year of late-night knife-edge votes that saw the pound whipsaw and Theresa May hounded out of office, the House of Commons passed a Brexit deal without a hint of excitement on Thursday -- and no one doubts the U.K. will leave the European Union at the end of January. → Read More

U.K. Labour to Announce Leader to Succeed Corbyn on April 4

The U.K. opposition Labour Party set out plans for a three-month contest to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as leader, with the result to be announced on April 4. → Read More

Boris Johnson Finally Gets to Put His Brexit Deal to the Vote

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will find out Tuesday evening whether he has any chance of getting his Brexit deal through Parliament -- and whether he can do it ahead of his Oct. 31 deadline. → Read More

U.K. Prepares New Proposal in Divorce Talks: Brexit Update

(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson is fighting off allegations of sexual impropriety, and his opponents in Parliament are plotting to oust him over his Brexit plans.Johnson is in Manchester for the Tories’ annual gathering with activists -- his first as prime minister -- and is still promising to deliver Brexit → Read More

Johnson Won’t Resign If Exit Day Is Delayed: Brexit Update

(Bloomberg) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested he won’t quit if he fails in his defining mission to deliver Brexit by the end of October. In an interview on Sunday morning with the BBC, he refused to back down over his use of military terms to describe the opposition to his Brexit strategy → Read More

Four Ways That Britain’s Brexit Drama Could Play Out Next

Where does Brexit go next? What can Boris Johnson do? Only a fool would offer a prediction, but here are some possible paths. Johnson Gets a Deal Perhaps the prime minister agrees to a border in the Irish Sea. → Read More

U.K.’s Boris Johnson Seeks Suspension of Parliament Ahead of Brexit

(Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit, sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story. Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked Queen Elizabeth II to suspen... → Read More

U.K. Gears Up for Brexit-Driven Election That Boris Johnson Can't Call

(Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s staff talk about an imminent general election as though it were a fact, and on Tuesday, a Conservative politician accidentally published a draft email about his “GE2019 team.” But amid growing expectations that the next chapter in the U.K. → Read More

Next U.K. Prime Minister Faces Crises at Home and Abroad

Congratulations, you’re the next British prime minister. Now for the hard part. Around midday Tuesday in London, Britain will learn the identity of its new leader, as the ruling Conservative Party announces the results of its internal contest. → Read More

How Brexit Could Unleash a U.K. Constitutional Crisis

Could the next prime minister suspend Parliament to push through Brexit against the will of lawmakers? That’s the most pressing question facing businesses, citizens and investors as the front-runner to become Britain’s next prime minister vows to lead the country out of the European Union in October with or without a deal. → Read More

Boris Johnson Predicts ‘Million-to-One’ Chance of No-Deal Brexit

(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson zigzagged back to a softer Brexit stance, saying there was a "million to one" chance he’d lead Britain into a chaotic split from Europe, as lawmakers maneuvered to make sure he couldn’t even if he wanted to.On Tuesday, the front-runner to be Britain’s next prime → Read More

U.K. Parliament Ready to Support No-Deal Brexit, Johnson Argues

(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson said he believed the British Parliament would now support a no-deal Brexit, even as senior figures in his Conservative Party warned they had the numbers to stop him if he tried to push one through.Johnson, a former foreign secretary, and the favorite to succeed Theresa May → Read More

Boris Johnson's Brush With Police Puts Leadership Bid in Turmoil

(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson’s bid to become the U.K.’s next prime minister was thrown into turmoil after an argument with his partner prompted police to visit his London residence. → Read More

Boris Johnson Extends Lead in Race to Become U.K. Prime Minister

Boris Johnson extended his lead over his rivals in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, and looked poised to pick up more votes as the hardest Brexiteer in the contest was eliminated. → Read More