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Brexit: UK reneging on Northern Ireland pledges risks trade deals with US and EU

Concerns raised after reports negotiating team told to devise plans to ‘get around’ protocol in withdrawal agreementReneging on the special Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland will risk trade deals with both the EU and the US, experts have warned.Concern has been raised after Boris Johnson’s Brexit negotiating team has reportedly been ordered to come up with plans to “get around” the Northern Ireland protocol in the withdrawal agreement which includes checks on goods and food going from Gre...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, US, Eu, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Gibraltar, Brexit, Great Britain, Good Friday Agreement, Suella Braverman, Geoffrey Cox


Anger over fresh delays to decision on Arcuri-Johnson probe

Police watchdog says global witness hunt has slowed investigation of PM’s friendship with entrepreneur when he was London mayorThe police regulator says it has been tracking down witnesses across the world, as it seeks to explain why it has yet to decide whether to launch an investigation into Boris Johnson and his relationship with the US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri.Since late September the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been evaluating whether to investigate the prime minis...
Tags: London, US, Conservatives, UK News, Boris Johnson, Arcuri, Independent Office for Police Conduct, Independent Office for Police Conduct IOPC, Jennifer Arcuri, Arcuri Johnson


UK and Brussels clash over post-Brexit trade deal even before key talks begin

Crunch negotiations begin next monthDowning Street is accusing the EU of being in disarray over its plans for a post-Brexit trade deal, in the latest deterioration of relations ahead of crunch talks next month.Boris Johnson will also unveil his blueprint for a US trade deal next week, in a move designed to heap further pressure on Brussels. However, EU sources regard the hostile briefings as a bluff from the prime minister’s team, saying that their pre-negotiation plans are on track. Continue re...
Tags: UK, US, Eu, UK News, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit, Trade Policy


There's a dark side to Boris Johnson's government and even his allies are fed up with it

Since his landslide election win in December, the British Prime Minister has attempted to frame his personal success as the moment Brits could confidently move on from Brexit and into a bright new future. Yet despite Johnson's sunny optimism, a near-constant stream of darker, nastier messages has been seeping out of 10 Downing Street.
Tags: Cnn, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit


US campaign against Huawei's 5G role in UK set to continue

Issue raised by Trumps chief of staff Mick Mulvaney in meeting with Dominic CummingsThe White House campaign against Britain’s decision to allow Huawei to supply 5G network technology is expected to continue after a critical UK-US meeting at Downing Street broke up without reaching agreement on the issue.Sources said that the American delegation, led by acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, were unimpressed with attempts made by the prime minister’s chief aide Dominic Cummings to persuade them to...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, White House, US, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Donald Trump, Huawei, 5g, Dominic Cummings, UK US


UK’s expensive visa fees 'could deter NHS staff and scientists'

High cost of entry under immigration overhaul will put off applicants, says thinktankThe UK’s “sky-high” visa fees could deter vital NHS staff and the “brightest and best” scientists that Boris Johnson wants to attract as part of his new immigration policy, experts have warned.Nurses, lab technicians, engineers and tech experts who currently flock to the UK from the EU may not be able to afford to do so if the prime minister’s proposed immigration overhaul becomes law. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Money, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, Society, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Work & careers, Foreign Policy, Migration


UK weather: warning of further rain for areas already hit by flooding

More than 100 flood alerts in England as Jeremy Corbyn criticises government responseParts of the UK already saturated by heavy rainfall and flooding have been warned by forecasters to prepare for more wet weather.The Environment Agency said there were 106 flood warnings in place for England on Thursday morning, including six severe warnings, indicating a danger to life, in communities near the Welsh border. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Flooding, Boris Johnson, Environment Agency, UK Weather, Jeremy Corbyn


Julian Smith: Boris Johnson approved Stormont agreement

Former NI Secretary Julian Smith dismisses claims the PM was unaware of the Stormont deal details.
Tags: News, Boris Johnson, Stormont, JULIAN SMITH


US ‘very concerned’ over Huawei’s role in UK 5G network

Trump’s chief of staff gives clear warning about using Chinese firm to supply equipmentDonald Trump’s acting chief of staff has warned there could be “a direct and dramatic impact” on the sharing of intelligence between the US and UK if Boris Johnson’s government goes ahead with allowing Huawei to supply equipment to build the British 5G mobile phone network.Mick Mulvaney’s remarks represent one of the most forceful warnings yet by senior Trump administration officials, who have repeatedly made ...
Tags: UK, Technology, China, US, UK News, US news, Boris Johnson, Huawei, 5g, Trump, Mick Mulvaney, equipmentDonald Trump


U.K. Government Announces New ‘Points-Based’ Immigration System, Mandating Foreign Workers Prove They ‘Can Speak English’

Boris Johnson’s government unveiled plans to end what it called the U.K.’s dependence on “cheap low-skilled labor” and deliver on its pledge to halt freedom of movement from the European Union after Brexit. Under a points-based immigration system to come into effect on Jan. 1, 2021, workers must prove they can speak English, have a verified job offer and meet a points threshold based on their specific skills, qualifications and prospective salaries, according to a government policy paper pu...
Tags: News, Immigration, Uncategorized, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, United Kingdom, Home Office, Boris Johnson, Parliament, LBC, Johnson, Conservative Party, Times, Labour Party, Brexit


This London rapper called Boris Johnson a 'racist' in a song

21-year-old rapper, Dave, won album of the year at the Brit Awards, where he released new lyrics to his song, "Black."
Tags: London, News, Dave, Stories, Boris Johnson


Brit-winner Dave makes political statement in performance, calling Boris Johnson out on racism

The award-winning rapper Dave accused UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson of being a racist during a politically-charged performance onstage at the 2020 Brit awards on Tuesday night.
Tags: UK, Cnn, Dave, Boris Johnson


British Rapper Dave Calls Prime Minister Boris Johnson A ‘Real Racist’ At Televised Awards Show

The rapper also blasted the media's treatment of Meghan Markle and called for "support for the Windrush generation."
Tags: News, Dave, Boris Johnson, MEGHAN MARKLE


Sanders Campaign Manager Slams MSNBC, Says Fox News Is ‘More Fair’

Bernie Sanders’s campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, has accused MSNBC of employing “double standard” in its coverage of the Vermont senator, claiming in an interview published Tuesday that Fox News is “more fair” in critiquing Sanders’s progressive platform.“That’s saying something,” Shakir told Vanity Fair. “Fox is often yelling about Bernie Sanders’s socialism, but they’re still giving our campaign the opportunity to make our case in a fair manner, unlike MSNBC, which has credibility with the left...
Tags: News, Fox, United States, Iowa, Bill Clinton, Fox News, Boris Johnson, Vox, Msnbc, Vanity Fair, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn, Sanders, Democratic Party, James Carville


No 10 under pressure to say whether it vetted 'racist' Andrew Sabisky

Cummings’ strategy under fire after exit of adviser who argued intelligence is linked to raceDowning Street has come under intense pressure to say whether it vetted a No 10 adviser who argued that intelligence is linked to race, amid fresh questions about chief aide Dominic Cummings’ drive to employ “misfits and weirdos” to work under him.A day after Andrew Sabisky said he would step down as a “contractor” to Downing Street because of the furore about his posts online, Labour wrote to Boris John...
Tags: Politics, Race, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Labour, Boris Johnson, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Andrew Sabisky, Sabisky


UK unveils immigration overhaul for 2021 focused on skills

Britain announced new post-Brexit immigration rules Tuesday that will make it tougher for European Union citizens, but easier for people from many other nations, to move to the U.K. starting next year. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government said the new rules would “open up the U.K. to the brightest and the best from around the world” while ending “the reliance on cheap, low-skilled labor coming into the country.” But U.K. employers said the radical changes could bring about a l...
Tags: UK, News, Eu, European Union, Britain, Boris Johnson, Brexit


Michel Barnier rejects UK call for Canada-style trade deal

EU Brexit negotiator makes thinly-veiled warning to Boris Johnson not to break his word Michel Barnier has rejected British demands for a Canada-style trade deal that would free the UK from EU rules as he made a thinly-veiled warning to Boris Johnson not to break his word.Speaking in response to a landmark speech by David Frost, Britain’s Brexit negotiator, Barnier said the prime minister had agreed only six months ago to stick to the EU’s state aid rules and current social and environmental reg...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Canada, Britain, Foreign Policy, Belgium, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Sadiq Khan, Guy Verhofstadt, David Frost


‘Morally and Scientifically Incorrect.’ U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Adviser Resigns Over Race and Eugenics Controversy

Over the weekend, several headlines in the U.K. and a trending Twitter topic included a reference to a school of thought that many thought had been relegated to the past: eugenics, or the controversial notion that human populations could be somehow “improved” via selective breeding. But the troubling ideas found their way back into the news after comments made by a newly-appointed aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resurfaced. In a 2016 interview , researcher Andrew Sabisky sa...
Tags: News, China, Germany, India, Uncategorized, Bbc, Atlantic, Britain, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Royal Society, Richard Dawkins, Murray, Francis Galton, Charles Murray


UK Brexit negotiator accused of treating Britain and EU as 'two different planets'

Verhofstadt says it would be a ‘hell of a job’ to achieve success using David Frost’s approachBoris Johnson’s chief Brexit negotiator has been accused of treating the EU and the UK as if they are “living on two different planets” after vowing to break all regulatory ties with Brussels.Guy Verhofstadt, the former Belgian prime minister who has led the European parliament’s approach to Brexit, said it would be a “hell of a job” to secure a successful outcome from the negotiation using the British ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Belgium, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Sadiq Khan, Guy Verhofstadt, David Frost


New chancellor Rishi Sunak sticks to 11 March budget date

The 39-year-old has three weeks to sort out programme after Sajid Javid’s exitThe budget will go ahead on 11 March, the Treasury said on Tuesday, forcing the new chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to piece together a fresh tax and spending programme over the next three weeks.A delay was expected after Sunak’s predecessor, Sajid Javid, abruptly quit his job after a demand by Boris Johnson that he sack his advisers and replace them with a team jointly managed with No 10. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, Budget, UK News, Treasury, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Rishi Sunak, Budget 2020, Sunak


Think Britain has sovereignty over trade deals? Not when MPs can’t stop them | Zoe Williams

Boris Johnson blusters, but after years of relying on EU scrutiny, the UK parliament lacks power to oppose damaging dealsI discovered the prime minister’s stance on trade deals and agriculture by accident. Boris Johnson had given a typically rambling speech, at the start of the month, in which he promised a science-based approach, rather than “mumbo-jumbo”. It was a banal assertion – who doesn’t prefer science to superstition? As such, it was unremarkable. Johnson is famous for his unpreparednes...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Zoe Williams, Trade Policy


Andrew Sabisky: minister urges review of No 10 hiring process

Kwasi Kwarteng says views of Johnson ex-adviser are ‘racist, offensive and objectionable’ The business minister Kwasi Kwarteng has said the process for hiring staff to advise Downing Street needs to be “looked at” following the resignation of the Tory adviser Andrew Sabisky over his controversial claims that intelligence was linked to race.Kwarteng described the 27-year-old’s remarks in columns, blogs and online posts as “racist, offensive and objectionable”. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Race, Conservatives, UK News, Welfare, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Dominic Cummings, Kwasi Kwarteng, Andrew Sabisky, Kwarteng


Boris Johnson Aide Quits After Furor Over Racial Comments

The resignation came after silence from Downing Street about an adviser who once said blacks have lower IQs than whites.
Tags: News, Social Media, Boris Johnson, Black People, Johnson, Great Britain, Boris, Cummings, Race and Ethnicity, Conservative Party (Great Britain, Andrew Sabisky, Dominic (1971-


Boris Johnson's adviser who voiced support for eugenics has resigned

Andrew Sabisky, a self-described "superforecaster," announced his resignation as a "contractor" on Twitter Monday, saying that he did not want the "media hysteria about my old stuff online" to be a distraction for Johnson's government.
Tags: Cnn, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Andrew Sabisky


Boris Johnson adviser quits over race and eugenics controversy

Andrew Sabisky says he is stepping down as ‘contractor’ to No 10 after fierce criticism across political spectrumBoris Johnson’s controversial new adviser, Andrew Sabisky, has resigned after the prime minister was accused of condoning his writings on eugenics and race that suggested black people are on average less intelligent than white people.Sabisky said he was stepping down as a “contractor” to No 10 after a backlash within the Conservative party and across the political spectrum on Monday. ...
Tags: Politics, Race, UK News, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Andrew Sabisky, Sabisky


We won't budge on escaping EU rules, says UK's Brexit negotiator

David Frost says democratic consent would snap if UK agreed to EU alignmentThe democratic consent of the British public would “snap dramatically and finally” if the UK continued to be tied to EU rules, Boris Johnson’s chief Brexit negotiator has said.In his first public speech since his appointment to the role, David Frost said Downing Street was not engaging in game-playing by rejecting alignment with EU laws after 2020. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Brexit, David Frost, Trade Policy


'Britain won't follow EU trade rules after Brexit', says UK's chief negotiator

David Frost said the EU’s deal with Canada could provide a template for talksThe democratic consent of the British public would “snap – dramatically and finally” if the UK continued to be tied to EU rules, Boris Johnson’s chief Brexit negotiator has said.In his first public speech since being appointed by the prime minister, David Frost said Downing Street was not engaged in game-playing by rejecting alignment with EU laws after 2020. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Canada, Britain, Foreign Policy, Court of justice of the European Union, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Brexit, David Frost



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