Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to bring a Brexit plan before Parliament that the majority will support. Photo: Reuters Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to bring a Brexit plan before Parliament that the majority will support. Photo: Reuters
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to bring a Brexit plan before Parliament that the majority will support. Photo: Reuters
Tim Collard
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Tim Collard

Bear with Britain: Brexit mess and antagonistic China approach show UK needs time to sort itself out

  • A post-Brexit Britain needs trade deals, including with the likes of China. So why is it provoking Beijing by saying it will send an aircraft carrier to the South China Sea? These are signs of a government that has lost its way

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to bring a Brexit plan before Parliament that the majority will support. Photo: Reuters Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to bring a Brexit plan before Parliament that the majority will support. Photo: Reuters
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to bring a Brexit plan before Parliament that the majority will support. Photo: Reuters
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Tim Collard

Tim Collard

Tim Collard spent 20 years in the British diplomatic service, half of them in Beijing and Hong Kong. He is now retired and works as a freelance academic and journalist on China-related issues, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland and the Philippines.