Brexit tumult is radically reshaping trade on the island of Ireland

The UK government’s recently announced bill to override certain aspects of the Northern Ireland protocol is casting a long shadow over the state of trading. Paul Faith | Afp | Getty Images DUBLIN — Amid acute political uncertainty and the upheaval of Brexit, the movement of goods on the island of Ireland has been transforming … Read more

Maggie’s legacy: Divisive Thatcher looms over UK Tory race

LONDON (AP) — Two people are running to be Britain’s next prime ministerbut a third presence looms over the contest: Margaret Thatcher. The late former prime minister dominated Britain in the 1980s, and has left a large and contested legacy. Critics see her as an intransigent ideologue whose free-market policies frayed social bonds and gutted … Read more

Who’ll Replace Boris Johnson? Maybe Boris Johnson

With the skill and diligence of a circular firing squad, Britain’s Conservative members of Parliament are thinning the ranks of contenders to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Last week they reduced the field from eight to five in two rounds of voting. By the end of this week, two will still be standing. The finalists … Read more

Boris Johnson’s leadership hangs by a thread after top resignations

A snap YouGov poll conducted Tuesday found that 69% of Britons surveyed want Johnson to resign. The poll of 3,009 adults found that only 18% want him to stay on. Wpa Pool | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images LONDON — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership is hanging by a thread after the resignations … Read more

Rail walk-out kicks off in the UK amid fears of a summer of pay strikes

Forty thousand UK Network Rail staff and workers at 13 train operators have staged walkouts over pay in Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years. Jeff J Mitchell | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON – A days-long rail walkout that is causing severe travel disruption across Britain could be just the beginning of … Read more

Rail walk-out kicks off in the UK amid fears of a summer of pay strikes

Forty thousand UK Network Rail staff and workers at 13 train operators have staged walkouts over pay in Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years. Jeff J Mitchell | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON – A days-long rail walkout that is causing severe travel disruption across Britain could be just the beginning of … Read more

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting the UK economy

London CNN Business – The United Kingdom has a jobs problem. There just aren’t enough workers to keep its economy moving forward, and many employees are growing angry about inflation taking a large bite out of their paychecks. The problem escalated Tuesday as thousands of rail workers went on strike over demands for better pay … Read more