In Two Elections, North and South, Boris Johnson Risks a Sharp Rebuke

Scandals, economic pain and an uproar over lockdown parties have left Britain’s Conservatives at risk of losing both recent advances and old strongholds.

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With Northern Ireland and Migrants, Johnson Swings Cudgel of Survival Politics

Critics say the British leader’s hardened stances on Northern Ireland and immigration are cynical pandering to the pro-Brexit Tories he needs to stay in power.

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Stagflation and Recession Warnings Plague U.K. Businesses

Higher prices plus a labor shortfall plus a national economic contraction make it hard to plan for the future.

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In Risky Move, U.K. Signals It May Scrap Northern Ireland Trade Rules

The decision sets Britain on a collision course with the European Union, 18 months after a trade deal that was meant to have completed Brexit.

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Northern Ireland Turns to Sinn Fein

Election results reflected the demoralization of unionist voters, the disarray of their leaders and an electorate with new priorities — much of which can be traced to Brexit.

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U.K. Plans to Send Some Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

Britain says it will fly many refugees thousands of miles to the central African country for processing and resettlement, a significant hardening of migration policy.

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U.K. Plans to Send Asylum Seekers to Rwanda for Processing

Some people seeking refuge in Britain would be flown thousands of miles to the central African country, a significant hardening of migration policy.

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Britain Makes Migrant Pact With Rwanda

The details of the plan will be made public on Thursday, but local news media have reported it may include shipping immigrants to the African country for processing.

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Russia-Ukraine War Helped Ease Rift Between Britain and the E.U.

The crisis in Ukraine is beginning to narrow the chasm opened up by Brexit.

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Brexit Import Rules Begin to Squeeze British Food Importers

For companies depending on fast, small deliveries, the costs of new Brexit trade rules are mounting.

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For U.K. Companies Brexit Meant Higher Costs and Endless Forms

While the worst of the Brexit trade disruptions are over, British exports to the European Union are down and companies are frustrated.

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U.K. Foreign Secretary Inherits Thorny Issue: Northern Ireland Talks

Liz Truss is taking charge of Brexit talks after the surprise resignation of David Frost. If she is successful, it could give her a significant political boost.

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David Frost, Brexit Negotiator, Resigns in Another Blow to Boris Johnson

The move puts new pressure on the prime minister, whose leadership has been called into question by a series of setbacks, including a new wave of Covid infections.

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A Wine Rack on Rails? U.K. Businesses Seek Solutions to Shortages.

Two months after concerns about gas and food stocks caused ripples of anxiety, Britain continues to face problems in its supply chain. Distributors and retailers are looking for creative fixes.

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U.K. Trucking Shortage Endures Despite Plea for Foreign Drivers

A special visa offer, aimed at forestalling a supply chain fiasco during the holidays, goes begging for takers.

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The U.K. and France, Once More Unto the Breach

The Hundred Years’ War isn’t over. Let’s go for another hundred.

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The Daily Mail’s Top Editor is Out. What Could It Mean for the U.K.?

The top editor is out at The Daily Mail, widely viewed as the voice of middle-class voters, and the paper’s coverage of Boris Johnson’s government might be softened because of it.

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Brexit Brain Drain Delivers Financial Boon to Estonia

The former Soviet satellite state is welcoming British companies looking to escape the tangle of regulations and financial obstacles of doing business in Europe.

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Bitterness Over Brexit Lies Behind Fraying France-U.K. Relations

A recent dispute over fishing rights illuminates a broader and more fundamental disagreement over Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

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France Detains British Boat as a Fight Over Fishing Rights Escalates

The British government summoned France’s ambassador for talks over the incident, the latest sign of cross-Channel tension between the two countries.

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Boris Johnson Promotes Rising Wages Amid Shortages in U.K.

Wages in some industries are rising because employers can’t find enough workers. That’s not a path to long-term growth, analysts say.

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Showdown Over Northern Ireland Has a Key Offstage Player: Biden

As the U.K. and the European Union begin their wrangling over details of trade with Northern Ireland, President Biden has more than a passing interest in the final result.

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E.U. Offers U.K. Concessions on Northern Ireland. Here’s What the Spat Is About.

Britain is demanding an end to post-Brexit rules known as the Northern Ireland protocol. The European Union sees the rules as a key part of protecting its single market.

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Britain Escalates Dispute With European Union Over Northern Ireland

Britain’s Brexit minister is demanding an overhaul of an agreement on trade rules for Northern Ireland.

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As Johnson Draws a Happy Face, Britons Confront a Run of Bad News

There’s a cognitive dissonance between Mr. Johnson’s upbeat appraisal of British life and the ills facing its citizens, including gas and food shortages and fears of rising energy prices.

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Britain’s Christmas Lament: Meat Shortages and Delivery Delays

Military personnel are driving transport trucks. Pig farmers may start culling their stock. Even the government says shortages will affect Christmas, as Britons brace for a challenging winter.

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Britain’s Fuel Shortages Are Just the Start

A sudden convergence of crises has cast the country’s future in darkness.

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U.K. Gas Shortages Reveal New Crucial Workers: Truck Drivers

Dwindling pay, poor roadside conditions and post-Brexit immigration rules have led to a critical shortage of drivers. Despite appeals, some say they are reluctant to return.

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A Brexit-Weary Britain Finds Itself in a New Crisis With Brexit Overtones

The government has blamed problems like food shortages on the virus. With the pandemic waning, the focus in the fuel crisis is shifting to Britain’s exit from the E.U.

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Why Gas Pumps Across Britain Are Running Dry

A shortage of truck drivers has led to empty fuel pumps around the country, creating long lines at gas stations and panic buying.

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Gas Shortages and Long Lines Upend Britons’ Daily Lives

Getting to work, driving a taxi, making an ambulance run: Fuel shortages and long lines at gas stations have Britons scrambling to make trips they once took for granted.

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U.K. Offers Thousands of Visas to Foreign Truckers to Ease Driver Shortage

The move reflects growing alarm within the government about a disruption to supplies that has prompted panic buying and, in some cases, caused fuel to run out at gas stations.

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Profile: Playwright Takes On Margaret Thatcher and Brexit

After decades in the political sphere, Michael McManus turned to theater. His play, “Maggie & Ted,” explores the tensions that would pave the way for Brexit.

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Boris Johnson Visits U.S., Making Jokes but Not Much News

U.K.’s prime minister makes headlines, yet experts say it is unclear if his lighthearted style is helping stake out a post-Brexit role on the global stage.

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Submarine Deal Gives Post-Brexit Britain Its Moment on the Global Stage

The British government played an early role in brokering the alliance with the U.S. and Australia to deploy nuclear-powered submarines in the Pacific, officials in London and Washington said.

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Britain Signals Intent to Revert to the Imperial System

The government announced plans to allow shops to sell produce in pounds and ounces, rather than using the metric system, as part of an effort to “capitalize on new Brexit freedoms.”

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Chicken, Milkshakes, Candy: Scarce in Britain’s Truck Driver Shortage

Because of Brexit and other reasons, Britain doesn’t have enough truck drivers, and that’s causing all sorts of items to go vanish from stores and restaurants.

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Nando’s, a Restaurant Chain, Struggles with Chicken Shortage

The restaurant has beguiled British palates for almost three decades. But a recent chicken shortage saw almost 50 stores temporarily close this last week.

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Scottish Soccer’s Brexit Problem: No Way In, and No Way Out

Boxed in by stricter rules for imported players and rising prices for British ones, Scotland’s clubs may struggle to stay competitive.

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A Rebellion Is Stirring in Boris Johnson’s Backyard

Brexit helped destroy Labour’s “red wall” in England’s North. Now, it’s coming for the Conservatives’ “blue wall” in the South.

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They Voted for Brexit, but Not the Giant Truck Park That Came With It

Yet even that floodlit eyesore near a formerly idyllic village in southeast England has not altered local views on the split with the E.U.

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Britain Signs Major Trade Deal With Australia, Its First After Brexit

The agreement will include a cap on tariff-free imports for 15 years, a measure intended to appease British farmers concerned about a flood of beef and sheep imports.

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Boris Johnson’s ‘Global Britain’ Makes Shaky Start at G7 Summit

The prime minister’s plan to introduce his vision of a nimble, trade-savvy U.K. was upended by a spat over Northern Ireland.

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British Restaurants Are Battling a Staff Crisis, Worsened by Brexit

A shortage of workers is forcing restaurants to turn away eager customers and confront a bigger problem: how to make hospitality an industry where people want to work.

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Eighty Years Later, Biden and Johnson Revise the Atlantic Charter for a New Era

The original was the work of Churchill and Roosevelt at the dawn of World War II. The new version pledges cooperation against 21st century global challenges and rivalries.

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Northern Ireland, Strained by Brexit, Braces for Marching Season

Brexit has inflamed sectarian passions to a degree not seen since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

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Of Brexit and Boris: What’s Driving the Call for Scottish Independence

Scots voted to remain in the E.U., and they resent being dictated to by England. And they just plain don’t like Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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Does Scotland Want Independence?

The fastest and most effective way of driving politically moderate Scots away from the United Kingdom is to tell them that they are never allowed to leave.

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UK and France: Jersey Fishing Rights Dispute Escalates

A dispute over fishing rights ballooned, leading the countries to send ships to the island of Jersey in the English Channel. No, they’re not likely to go to war.

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U.K. and France Send Naval Ships to Channel Island in Tense Fishing Dispute

French fishing crews are threatening to blockade a port on the island of Jersey in a standoff over post-Brexit fishing rights in the waters nearby.

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