Keir Starmer continues shake-up of top team ahead of by-election

Keir Starmer continues the shake-up of his top team as chief adviser Jenny Chapman is axed ahead of crunch Batley by-election – but she will join the shadow cabinet as Labour’s top Brexit spokesman opposite Lord Frost Baroness Chapman has been Sir Keir Starmer’s chief adviser during leadershipBut was blamed by Labour MPs for party’s … Read more

EU ‘will agree to three month extension’ on Northern Ireland protocol

The EU looks set to cool the bitter Brexit standoff over sausage exports from Britain to Northern Ireland by agreeing a three month extension to the grace period. In a potential breakthrough in the row, Brussels has signalled it is open to the UK’s request to keep transition arrangements on chilled meat sales until the … Read more

A decent minister, yes, but Liz Truss is as wooden as one of Bjorn Borg’s rackets: HENRY DEEDES

A decent minister, yes, but Liz Truss is as wooden as one of Bjorn Borg’s rackets: HENRY DEEDES sees the International Trade Secretary deliver a statement on deal with Australia By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 23:27 BST, 17 June 2021 | Updated: 23:30 BST, 17 June 2021 As any sportsman will tell … Read more

Government considers using post-Brexit freedoms to allow use of traditional imperial measures

The return of pints, pounds and inches? Government considers using post-Brexit freedoms to allow greater use of traditional imperial measures Government has said it will consider reverting back to imperial system The UK reverted to the metric system in the 1960s before it was adopted by EU Changes will not mean complete scrapping of metric system across … Read more

Elton John declares musicians are facing a ‘looming catastrophe’ due to Brexit travel restrictions

Sir Elton John has said musicians are facing a ‘looming catastrophe’ because of post-Brexit travel restrictions on touring in the European Union. New travel rules came into force at the beginning of the year that do not guarantee visa-free travel for musicians in the EU.  The Rocketman hitmaker, 74, revealed that last month he met … Read more

EU ambassador stokes NI row warning there is ‘no alternative to protocol’

‘Brexit created the problem’: EU ambassador stokes Northern Ireland row warning there is ‘no alternative to the protocol’ after new DUP leader Edwin Poots accuses Brussels of risking peace to punish the UK EU ambassador insisted there is ‘no alternative’ to the Northern Ireland protocol New DUP leader Edwin Poots has lashed out at the EU … Read more

Bruno Lage to discover if he will be granted a work permit to become Wolves’ new boss in midweek

Bruno Lage to discover if he will be granted a work permit to become Wolves’ new boss in midweek… with club confident of landing their man as former Benfica coach prepares for appeal hearing on Wednesday  Wolves are continuing their search to replace former boss Nuno Espirito Santo Bruno Lage was interviewed last week and is … Read more

Switzerland walks away from EU cooperation deal talks saying demand for free movement not worth it 

Switzerland walks away from EU cooperation deal talks – despite Brussels’ trade deal threats – saying the bloc’s demand to allow freedom of movement is too high a price to pay Bloc threatened to sever trade ties worth £200 billion unless the Swiss bowBut Switzerland could not abide EU demands to give access to its … Read more

Old farmers will be paid up to £100,000 to retire in bid to freshen industry with new workers

Old farmers will be paid up to £100,000 to retire in bid to freshen industry with new workers who are keener on green methods Environment Secretary believes older farmers hesitant to use green methodsBecause of Brexit farmers can receive a higher payout than when in the EU Old rules saw average farmer receive about £21,000 in … Read more

Old farmers will be paid up to £100,000 to retire in bid to freshen industry with new workers

Old farmers will be paid up to £100,000 to retire in bid to freshen industry with new workers who are keener on green methods Environment Secretary believes older farmers hesitant to use green methodsBecause of Brexit farmers can receive a higher payout than when in the EU Old rules saw average farmer receive about £21,000 in … Read more

Lib Dems and Greens enjoy resurgence after picking up string of Labour and Tory council seats 

Lib Dems and Greens enjoy resurgence after picking up string of Labour and Tory council seats The Lib Dems made gains across the country, including one Brexit strongholdWelcome news to leader Sir Ed Davey after party’s previous poor performance Lib Dems deprived Tories of overall control of Cambridgeshire County Council  By Claire Ellicott Political Correspondent For … Read more

UK agrees to grant full diplomatic status to EU ambassador after lengthy post-Brexit dispute

Britain FINALLY agrees to grant full diplomatic status to the EU’s ambassador in London after fears the post-Brexit row would poison the UK’s relations with Brussels UK and EU agreed Brussels’ ambassador in London will get full diplomatic statusAgreement made during meeting between Dominic Raab and EU’s Josep BorrellAgreement should resolve long-running Brexit row over … Read more

Nigel Farage blasts ‘insane’ cycle lanes in London

Nigel Farage blasts ‘insane’ cycle lanes in London as he shares video of ambulance stuck in traffic outside hospital next to empty bike track A man filmed traffic including a blue light ambulance piling up in central LondonBut footage shows widened cycle lane adjacent to the road completely emptyNigel Farage shared the clip and slammed the … Read more