#Brexit special section

Boris Johnson is under increasing fire from all angles with the issues of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic combining with yet more rebels on his backbenches. Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator in Brexit talks with the UK, mocked Johnson during a meeting with EU ministers for issuing a “third unilateral deadline” The summit of EU leaders on Thursday is the...

Crunch week for Brexit deal – Johnson calls Macron to warn...

The prime minister and the French president have held talks to try and break an impasse over fishing that is threatening a UK-EU trade deal with time rapidly running out for agreement. Boris Johnson warned Emmanuel Macron that negotiators need...

PM ditches deadline to agree Brexit talks extension

The prime minister has ditched his mid-October deadline for a Brexit deal and agreed with the president of the European Commission to extend the talks. Boris Johnson had previously said...

Brexit – EU launch legal action against UK

The EU has launched legal proceedings against the UK government for passing legislation that breaks international law by overriding key parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. A “letter of formal...

Transition period end may see truck chaos at Dover – Gove letter warns

The transition period end is drawing ever closer as the UK is less than four months away from charting its own destiny away from all the EU rules and...

PM’s Brexit ‘climbdown’ is not enough says EU, as Biden warns UK on Good...

Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill “climbdown” with MPs over his contentious internal markets bill is not enough for Europe or senior members of his party. EU trade commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said the UK government must “correct”...

MPs back Johnson’s Brexit Bill but Tory rebel ranks swell

MPs have backed the prime minister’s highly controversial Internal Market Bill despite a growing rebellion against the government within Tory ranks. The bill that empowers the government to override parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement...

NHS contact tracing app due as Covid-19 rules prove more divisive than Brexit

Coronavirus rules and restrictions are proving even more divisive than Brexit in Britain, according to a poll of 10,000 people carried out across the UK. Demos has found that animosity between people who stick to...

Does Boris Johnson have ‘Covid brain’?

Among the many lingering maladies caused by Covid-19 and causing increasing concern to medics and scientists is the effect of the virus on the brain. Patients around the world have been found to have a...

Govt to override Brexit Withdrawal Agreement – a risk to Northern Ireland’s ‘peace and...

The UK government is preparing to override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement that is designed to avoid a hard border in Ireland, putting at risk the “peace and stability built up over decades”. Downing...