#Brexit special section

Scottish fishing businesses descended on London to protest the severe disruption to their trade caused by Brexit bureaucracy. “Brexit carnage” and “incompetent Government: destroying shellfish industry” proclaimed banners on some of the 20 trucks parked around Whitehall. Boris Johnson said he sympathises “very, very much” and understands the “frustrations and concerns” of the industry, while pointing to a £23 million compensation...

Suspend Brexit deal now, urges DUP MP – Northern Ireland is...

The UK government has been warned that Northern Ireland is “one storm or boat breakdown away” from “a collapse of the NI supply chain”. Michael Gove has received an 11-page report forecasting the grim scenario that could occur within five...

PM says 2021 will bring back ‘things that seem lost in the past’

Boris Johnson has delivered his New Year message saying 2021 will herald the return of “things that seem lost in the past”. The prime minister said the UK now has...

Gove warns of ‘bumpy’ moments to come as businesses and individuals get ready for...

Michael Gove has warned UK businesses of “bumpy” moments ahead as the new arrangement with the EU comes into effect while individuals have been told to check their phone...

Reaction to ‘unprecedented’ £660bn post Brexit trade deal

The prime minister has hailed the “unprecedented” post-Brexit trade deal finally reached with the EU after an acrimonious four and half year long divorce. Full details of the £660 billion...

No-deal gunboat diplomacy from a prime minister on a ‘runaway train of English exceptionalism’

The Royal Navy has been put on standby to protect British fishing waters from European boats in the event of a no-deal Brexit with four 80-metre armed patrol ships being readied for January 1. Ministers...

British Brexiter billionaire ditches Wales to build 4×4 in France

The UK’s richest man and prominent Brexiter Sir Jim Ratcliffe has scrapped plans to manufacture his new 4x4 vehicle in Wales, choosing instead a former Mercedes-Benz factory in France. Ratcliffe’s Ineos company will build its...

PM to go to Brussels for make or break talks as Brexit enters ‘endgame’

The prime minister will travel to Brussels for face-to-face talks with the European Commission president in a final attempt to secure a post-Brexit trade and security deal. Boris Johnson’s trip “in the coming days” raises...

UK and EU agree to reconvene Brexit talks on ‘critical issues’

The UK and EU will resume negotiations to try and bridge the “significant differences” between  them over “critical issues” to secure a post-Brexit trade deal. Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen...

‘Because of Brexit’ UK is world’s first to certify Covid vaccine, claims Hancock (falsely)

Matt Hancock has hailed the approval of the Pfizer/BioNtech coronavirus vaccine as “a day to remember in a year to forget”, describing the jab as a “victory for science”. The health secretary earlier claimed the...