Back The Independent Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Search Sections 12 Jun

The Independent

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Close
Advertisement
12 Jun 2018, 1:13pm Theresa May survives another week – but one day the Brexit road will run out
The Independent
We hear horror stories about how short-term the Downing Street operation is. Perhaps politics is always like this, but May's horizon never seems to lift beyond the middle of next week. And so far, it has worked
 Like Reply
12 Jun 2018, 12:54pm Theresa May's leadership is more secure than it was yesterday – but the nation has suffered for it
The Independent
The national reserve of political fudge must be reaching the point of exhaustion
 Like Reply
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's meeting was like something out of Team America: World Police 12 Jun 2018, 11:17am Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's meeting was like something out of Team America: World Police
The Independent
Trump could hardly have done more to be on his best behaviour, but his best is nevertheless several leagues below the worst of anyone else ever to hold his office
 Like Reply
12 Jun 2018, 11:09am Tory MPs, this is the hour for heroes – not the hour to find David Davis' Brexit bumblings endearing
The Independent
It's as if a jovial Rotarian bored with retirement answered a production company advert for a reality show predicated on parachuting an amateur into the most technically demanding job British politics has ever known
 Like Reply
The front pages of The Sun and The Express today say nothing about the real 'will of the people' 12 Jun 2018, 9:57am The front pages of The Sun and The Express today say nothing about the real 'will of the people'
The Independent
Many responses to the front page have honed in on the irony of the imagery that the Sun deployed to represent Britain's greatness. The Shard, it has been noted, was designed by an Italian; the Mini by a man born in modern-day Turkey to parents who were Greek and German
 Like Reply
North Korea's disastrous economy is the logical endpoint of Trump's protectionism. So what now? 12 Jun 2018, 9:51am North Korea's disastrous economy is the logical endpoint of Trump's protectionism. So what now?
The Independent
History shows that autarkic impulses tend to be closely associated with authoritarianism and national aggression – so we need to think carefully about the implications of this summit in Singapore
 Like Reply
Much as it might hurt to say it, we should thank Donald Trump for this historic political summit 12 Jun 2018, 8:55am Much as it might hurt to say it, we should thank Donald Trump for this historic political summit
The Independent
Trump reminded us that there is no occasion he will not grace with his own special brand of crassness. Only he would see defusing the worst security crisis the world has seen in decades as a property development opportunity
 Like Reply
12 Jun 2018, 8:50am I'm a body language expert, and this is what I can tell you about what Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un were really thinking in Singapore
The Independent
Interestingly, Trump decided when the initial photo-op was over to usher the leader of North Korea off to the side of the platform. The choice to have them sit side by side eliminated the height contrast and put Kim Jong-un on more of an equal footing
 Like Reply
Donald Trump took a huge gamble with Kim Jong-un, but was it a risk worth taking 12 Jun 2018, 8:14am Donald Trump took a huge gamble with Kim Jong-un, but was it a risk worth taking
The Independent
It may turn sour but simply by meeting, the men made history
 Like Reply
12 Jun 2018, 7:33am Why I am defying my party whip and voting for the Lords Brexit amendment
The Independent
The votes this week are a golden opportunity for Labour to legislate against the Brexiteers' dream of turning our country into a European version of the Cayman Islands
 Like Reply
12 Jun 2018, 5:49am This is why Donald Trump desperately needed interpreters for his meeting with Kim Jong-un
The Independent
In Trump world, Kim's knowledge of English may have been enough encouragement to forego interpreters – but their diplomatic skills are crucially important for diffusing dangerous situations, particularly in face-to-face dialogue
 Like Reply
For once in the Middle East, a single Arab nation is solely responsible for the destruction of its land and heritage 12 Jun 2018, 5:16am For once in the Middle East, a single Arab nation is solely responsible for the destruction of its land and heritage
The Independent
The mass plundering of rock and sand to build monstrous high rise apartment blocks and private villas, and the subsequent violation of the country's landscape is down to the greed and hypocrisy of the Lebanese – and the Lebanese only
 Like Reply
If the government gets its way on Brexit this week, the rights of LGBT people could suffer a devastating blow 12 Jun 2018, 4:40am If the government gets its way on Brexit this week, the rights of LGBT people could suffer a devastating blow
The Independent
While ministers tell us we have nothing to worry about, it's not a great many years since being LGBT meant experiencing institutional prejudice on a daily basis
 Like Reply
On the top

Date settings

Today is Monday, April 22, 2019

+ 1 -
+ 1 -
+ 2016 -

Close

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookie policy.

Accept