Brexit: UK makes fishing concessions as hopes of EU trade deal grow

Brexit trade talks fuelled by takeaway pizza lasted long into the night yesterday amid growing hopes a deal between the UK and the EU could be imminent.  A large stack of pizza boxes was delivered to the two negotiating teams as talks dragged on and they tried to break the deadlock on crunch issues. The … Read more Brexit: UK makes fishing concessions as hopes of EU trade deal grow

Keir Starmer demands government publishes Covid economic impact info

Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of ‘suppressing’ evidence on economic hit from lockdown tiers amid clamour for ‘secret’ dossier to be released Sir Keir Starmer challenged Boris Johnson to release Covid economic dossier He accused PM of ‘trying to suppress the evidence of what is actually going on’  He said if PM does not publish … Read more Keir Starmer demands government publishes Covid economic impact info

Brexit: Michel Barnier claims UK has conceded on human rights

Boris Johnson ‘has caved in on human rights’: Michel Barnier claims Prime Minister has agreed to keep Britain tied to European human rights rules after Brexit Prime Minister had previously been warned UK would be kicked from joint law enforcement programmes if it pulled out of the European human rights rules EU chief Brexit negotiator … Read more Brexit: Michel Barnier claims UK has conceded on human rights

Rishi Sunak slammed for not facing MPs over Covid Spending Review

Rishi Sunak is under fire after REFUSING to appear in front of MPs to answer questions on his controversial Spending Review as the Chancellor ‘faces questions over his family’s finances’ Spending Review sparked major controversy as Rishi Sunak cut foreign aid Treasury Select Committee asked the Chancellor to come and answer questions But Mr Sunak … Read more Rishi Sunak slammed for not facing MPs over Covid Spending Review

Matt Hancock’s ex-pub landlord won huge Covid testing kit contract

The former landlord of Matt Hancock’s local pub is supplying tens of millions of Covid tests to the NHS after sending him a personal WhatsApp message – despite his company having no previous experience of making medical supplies.  Alex Bourne got to know the Health Secretary while running the Cock Inn in Thurlow, West Suffolk, a … Read more Matt Hancock’s ex-pub landlord won huge Covid testing kit contract

Boris Johnson appoints Dan Rosenfield as new No10 chief of staff

Boris Johnson drafts in former Treasury aide Dan Rosenfield who worked for George Osborne as new No10 chief of staff after Dominic Cummings ousting Boris Johnson has appointed Dan Rosenfield as his new Downing St chief of staff  The move comes after power struggle that saw Dominic Cummings ousted Mr Rosenfield worked in the Treasury … Read more Boris Johnson appoints Dan Rosenfield as new No10 chief of staff

Brexit: Rishi Sunak hints UK and EU are on the brink of trade deal

‘It’s clear what the shape of the deal looks like’: Rishi Sunak hints UK and EU are on the brink of Brexit trade pact after watchdog warns failure would wipe another 2 per cent off GDP Rishi Sunak said this morning ‘it is clear what the shape of the deal looks like’  The Chancellor said … Read more Brexit: Rishi Sunak hints UK and EU are on the brink of trade deal

Coronavirus UK: Grant Shapps reduces quarantine to FIVE DAYS

Quarantine for UK arrivals could be scrapped altogether early in the New Year, Grant Shapps said today – as he announced that the self-isolation period will be slashed to five days next month.  From December 15 travellers will be able to pay around £120 for a private Covid test in order to reduce their time … Read more Coronavirus UK: Grant Shapps reduces quarantine to FIVE DAYS

Conservative MPs warn Boris Johnson against Tier 3 London lockdown

Will the lockdown end next week? Yes. Boris Johnson has confirmed today that the lockdown will end on December 2 – next Wednesday – and it is thought this will come into effect at 00.01am that day.  What will replace the lockdown?  The lockdown will be replaced by a system of regional restrictions in three … Read more Conservative MPs warn Boris Johnson against Tier 3 London lockdown

Priti Patel vows to reform asylum law tackling deportation delays

Priti Patel vows ‘fundamental reform’ of asylum law tackling deportation delays on ‘human rights’ grounds and making it easier to kick out criminals as she bids to put bully row behind her Priti Patel vowed to introduce ‘fundamental reform’ to Brtain’s asylum system Pledged to make it easier to expel migrants without legitimate right to … Read more Priti Patel vows to reform asylum law tackling deportation delays