Articles on Nick Witney

A country under the influence: Russian interference in British politics (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 23 July 2020

The UK’s ostensible new “ethical foreign policy” stands up to little scrutiny – not least as the government’s preferred form of Brexit limits chances it will ever enact such a policy.
 

Putting China in its place: Britain prepares to sack Huawei (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 14 July 2020

Whatever good reasons the British government may have to reverse its position on Huawei, the key factor has been a rebellion on its backbenches and a mood of righteous indignation about the behaviour of Xi Jinping’s China.

Britain's role in the world after Brexit - and the pandemic (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 02 June 2020

Covid-19 has made the task confronting the Integrated Review (IR) to reconceive Britain’s role in the world after Brexit – doubly difficult. Now, it is not only Britain which faces a major historical rupture, but quite possibly the world itself.

Those Brexit negotiations: The descent to hell (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 21 May 2020

Britain can step back from the brink of Brexit trade catastrophe – but only if Boris Johnson gives the say-so.

After the pandemic: Why Europe must restore its economic and social safety margins (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 30 March 2020

A pandemic is reminding us that we often distribute rewards in our society in inverse proportion to real social usefulness. 

Coronavirus: Britain on the brink (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 20 March 2020

Britain’s Brexiteer government may be relearning the value of expertise – if only slowly.

 

Britain sets sail – into the dark (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 06 February 2020

The odds that the UK and the EU will reach full, or even much, agreement within the breakneck timetable imposed by London do not look good.

Brexit eve: The slow burn begins (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 30 January 2020

Democratic backsliding and constitutional crises could await if the wheels come off Boris Johnson’s Brexit bandwagon.

 

Control issues: The UK’s defence procurement woes (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 14 January 2020

The UK Ministry of Defence has shown a chronic lack of decision discipline, sometimes undermining its role in joint European projects.

Boris’s revenge: The coming assault on Britain’s democracy (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 16 December 2019

Boris Johnson could prove to be more Trump than Trump. But he may yet face resistance to turning Britain into “Singapore-on-Thames”