#Brexit special section

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” its position before talks on economic and political relations can continue, while the European Commission (EC) said their ultimatum for the PM to remove the...

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 saw 340 MPs back Boris...

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...

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...

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...

Brexit – UK risks becoming ‘a disaster area with rocket boosters on’ says logistics...

The UK’s logistics industry has criticised the government’s lack of border planning for Brexit, saying the UK is “sleepwalking into a disaster” when the transition period ends on December 31. Eight logistics organisations have written...

Lib Dems’ new leader and ex-Aus PM Abbot lined up for major Brexit trade...

Sir Ed Davey has been elected as the Liberal Democrats new leader while reports persist that former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is being lined up for a major role in UK trade. Abbott –...

UK makes ‘desperate’ Brexit move for deal, claims EU

The European Union is claiming the pressure of time running out in Brexit negotiations has forced the UK government to make a “desperate” move to try and break the log-jam in the stalled talks. Boris...

France and UK working ‘at pace’ to make Channel crossing ‘unviable’

France and the UK are working “at pace” to make the Channel crossing “unviable” for people a group of Tory MPs call “invading migrants”. Prime minister Boris Johnson was accused yesterday (Monday) of using “inaccurate...

Brexiters now want PM’s Withdrawal Agreement rewritten because of details in the ‘fine print’

Brexiters led by Sir Iain Duncan Smith are calling for the EU Withdrawal Agreement to be rewritten if not abandoned because it keeps the UK “hooked into the EU’s loan book.” The former Tory leader...