#Brexit special section

G7 leaders are set to fail on agreeing a timeline to end coal fired power stations having been been warned the world is on the brink of disaster and that their decisions are “the most important in human history”. Renowned broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough told the leaders of seven of the world’s richest countries: “The natural world today...

EU’s patience ‘wearing very thin’ while Johnson says deal is ‘easily...

Boris Johnson has brushed off talk of an impending crisis with the EU and Northern Ireland, saying he is “not worried” it will overshadow this weekend’s G7 summit in Cornwall and believes a solution is “easily doable”’ As world leaders...

Bercow blasts PM’s ‘absurd act of gunboat diplomacy’

The latest twist of post-Brexit relations with the EU has seen the UK prime minister send a Royal Navy ship to Jersey, a move mirrored by the French president...

Arlene Foster forced out as NI first minister and leader of the DUP

Arlene Foster has announced she is quitting her positions as Northern Ireland’s first minister and leader of the DUP after a surprise revolt within the party. Foster’s official exit as...

FDF calls on embattled PM to resolve Brexit food crisis – UK exports to...

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has called on Boris Johnson to restart talks with the EU and sort out the food exports crisis that has seen sales of...

French fishermen block lorries carrying UK fish at Europe’s biggest seafood plant

Lorries carrying UK landed fish have been blockaded by French trawlermen at Europe’s largest seafood processing centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer, north France. Around 80 French fishermen set off flares and tried to block the trucks at...

Water cannon blasts Belfast rioters as US president calls for calm

Police used water cannon on rioters, and charged them with dogs, in Belfast last night (Thursday) after Joe Biden intervened to call for calm following a week of violence in Northern Ireland. The US president...

‘Criminal cartel’ behind riots; NI policing is ‘politicised and toxic’

The worst violence in almost a decade has flared across Northern Ireland with petrol bombs, car hijackings and vehicle burnouts reported over several nights in Derry, Belfast, Newtonabbey and other loyalist communities. While politicians engage...

UK and EU seek ‘win-win’ solution to escalating vaccine row

The UK government and European commission have moved to avert a trade war over vaccines by pledging to “create a win-win situation and expand vaccine supply for all”. A joint statement released this evening states:...

UK delays Brexit border checks again – Gove blames Covid, business says UK still...

The UK government has pushed back border checks on EU goods entering Britain by a further six months, after being warned by businesses the country is still not ready to implement them. While companies have...