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UK asks EU to suspend Northern Ireland sausage ban

Brexit minister Lord Frost asks for ‘a bit of breathing space’ to negotiate deal and head off trade warThe UK has asked the EU to suspend an imminent ban on the sale of British sausages in Northern Ireland to give both sides “breathing space” to negotiate an agreement on the Brexit protocol and avert a trade war.Lord Frost, the Brexit minister, was speaking days after Boris Johnson warned he would do “whatever it takes” to protect Northern Ireland’s position as part of the UK. Continue reading.....
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Northern Irish politics, Brexit, Lord Frost, Frost the Brexit


UK-Australia trade treaty is the ‘new dawn’ you may never notice

Analysis: No 10 hopes we’ll enjoy price reductions in supermarkets but estimated savings put at £1 per householdIt is billed as good for British consumers and good for business, and the first of many post-Brexit trade deals. But while hailed as a “new dawn” by Boris Johnson, the prime minister’s trade treaty with Australia has few economic benefits.Ministers hope consumers will have more choice on the supermarket shelves, a Brexit boost in the first entirely new trade deal since leaving the EU. ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Australia, International Trade, Economics, European Union, UK News, Australia news, Foreign Policy, Global Economy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Jacob, Creek, Hardys, UK Australia


UK-Australia trade deal: what does it mean?

The main elements of the ‘historic’ post-Brexit deal signed by Boris Johnson and Scott MorrisonBoris Johnson has hailed a “historic” trade deal with Australia as a “new dawn” for the two countries, but what is the deal about? Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, Australia, International Trade, UK News, World news, Australia news, Foreign Policy, Global Economy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, UK Australia, Scott MorrisonBoris Johnson


British nationals in France face losing rights if they miss residency deadline

Call to extend 30 June deadline over fears Britons will lose access to healthcare and pensionsCampaigners have warned that tens of thousands of British nationals living in France and three other countries risk losing their rights to local healthcare, residency and employment rights if they do not apply to remain resident in the next 14 days.British in Europe, a group set up to protect the post-Brexit rights of about 1.2 million UK nationals living on the continent, have called on France, Latvia,...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latvia, Brexit, Malta, France Latvia Luxembourg


UK and EU try to settle standoff over Northern Ireland Brexit checks

Brexit minister and EU Commission official to meet this week as tensions remain highThe Brexit minister Lord Frost and the European Commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, are expected to meet this week to try to break the deadlock over Brexit checks in Northern Ireland.But as the countdown begins to a 30 June ban on the sale of chilled meats, including sausages, from Great Britain in Northern Irish supermarkets, tensions between the EU and Boris Johnson’s government remain heightened. Contin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Boris Johnson, Frost, Brexit, Great Britain, EU Commission, David Frost


Joe Biden to use Nato summit to atone for damage of Trump years

Omens are favourable, but experts warn previous four years will have lasting consequencesThree years ago it was Donald Trump who stunned Nato members at a summit in Brussels, warning that he may be prepared to pull the US out of the western military alliance if its other members did not increase their defence spending.At a summit in the same city on Monday, it falls to Joe Biden to repair the damage from four years of his predecessor’s freewheeling theatrics, although experts caution that the Tr...
Tags: Politics, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Military, US politics, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Nato, US military, Brussels, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


G7 partners survive small talk at ultimate office awayday | Helen Pidd

Some summit spouses must have trust issues – why else would they turn up?It could be said that anyone who voluntarily attends their partner’s office party is either a masochist or has trust issues. So, why, then, do the spouses of world leaders feel obliged to turn up to global summits?Ordinarily, it appears that their only duty is to make small talk with their fellow spare parts while their other halves chew over the big issues of the day. At the G7 meeting in Cornwall this weekend, the Wags an...
Tags: Politics, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, G7, Habs, Jill Biden, Helen Pidd, Carrie Johnson


Boris Johnson doesn’t quite get his big moment in the Cornish sunshine

Analysis: an unseemly spat over Brexit derailed the UK prime minister’s chance to impress on the global stage G7 summit: latest news and reactionDelivering his closing press conference in the Carbis Bay hotel on Sunday, pale golden sand and azure sea visible behind him, Boris Johnson sought to play down the unseemly diplomatic spat that had marred his moment on the world stage.“Actually, what happened at this summit was that there was a colossal amount of work on subjects that had absolutely not...
Tags: Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Brexit, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Cornish, Carbis Bay, Coronavirus, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021


Johnson defends G7 deal amid criticism of final communique

Green campaigners and anti-poverty groups say Cornwall summit failed to address challenges facing the world Boris Johnson sought to defend the deal struck by G7 leaders at the Cornwall summit, as green groups and anti-poverty campaigners said the rich nations’ club had failed to match the scale of the challenges facing the world.The final communique contained no early timetable to eradicate coal-fired emissions, offered only 1bn extra coronavirus vaccines for the world’s poor over the next 12 mo...
Tags: Politics, China, World news, US foreign policy, Foreign Policy, Cornwall, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, G7, Coronavirus


Johnson’s G7: after all the hype, what was actually achieved?

Analysis: Cornwall summit revives multilateralism but lacks action on climate, vaccines and ChinaBoris Johnson struggled to present an agreement by G7 world leaders in Cornwall as a breakthrough matching the scale of the crises facing the globe. The final communique of the rich nations’ club contained no early timetable to eradicate coal-fired emissions, offered only 1bn extra vaccines for the world’s poor over the next 12 months, and made no new binding commitments to challenge China’s human ri...
Tags: Politics, China, World news, US foreign policy, Foreign Policy, Cornwall, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, G7, Coronavirus, ChinaBoris Johnson


Boris Johnson closes G7 summit with vow to protect UK integrity – video

Boris Johnson sought to play down reports of a rift with the EU over Northern Ireland at the end of the G7 summit, although he insisted it was the job of the government to protect the UK’s territorial integrity. Speaking at an end-of-summit press conference, the prime minister was careful not to escalate a row that had intensified following a report that France’s Emmanuel Macron had suggested that Northern Ireland was not wholly part of the UKBoris Johnson closes G7 summit with vow to protect in...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, Eu, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, G7, Emmanuel Macron


Boris Johnson closes G7 summit with vow to protect integrity of UK

PM tries not to escalate row over reports Macron suggested Northern Ireland was not part of UK G7 summit: latest news and reactionBoris Johnson sought to play down reports of a rift with the EU over Northern Ireland at the end of the G7 summit, although he insisted it was the job of the government “to protect the territorial integrity” of the UK.Speaking at an end-of-summit press conference, the prime minister was careful not to escalate a row that had intensified following a report that France’...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Trade Policy


G7 live: Boris Johnson plays down seriousness of rift with EU on Brexit

Latest updates: PM says most conversations with other leaders harmonious and on other topics, as row with France over Brexit overshadows final day of G7 2.25pm BST Q: Do you think coronavirus came from a Chinese laboratory?Johnson says he does not think that, but he thinks it is sensible to keep an open mind. 2.22pm BST Q: [From the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg] Were you offended by what President Macron said about Northern Ireland?Johnson says it is the job of the PM to defend the integrity o...
Tags: Politics, UK, Climate Change, France, Environment, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, Bbc, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Aid, Global development


‘Offensive’: Dominic Raab chides EU leaders over Northern Ireland remarks

Foreign secretary decries comments attributed to Emmanuel Macron over post-Brexit trade arrangements G7 summit: latest news and reactionThe UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has attacked EU leaders for making the “offensive” suggestion that Northern Ireland is not a proper part of the UK, as tensions over post-Brexit trading arrangements escalated at the G7 summit in Cornwall.Asked about reported comments by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, during talks with Boris Johnson at the summit, ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Brexit, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Dominic Raab, Carbis Bay


G7 live: Raab suggests it was ‘offensive’ for Macron to imply Northern Ireland not full part of UK

Latest updates: UK foreign secretary critical of French president over Brexit as final day of G7 sees attention turn to climate crisis 11.21am BST At a briefing this morning Downing Street rejected suggestions that the party for G7 leaders on the beach at Carbis Bay last night breached Covid social distancing rules. The prime minister’s spokesman said:The event last night was done in an entirely Covid-secure way within the existing rules ...This was an informal gathering of the G7 leaders an...
Tags: Politics, UK, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Aid, Global development, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Gordon Brown, Downing Street, Brexit


End of the line? How Brexit left Hull’s fishing industry facing extinction

The UK’s departure from the EU was supposed to reinvigorate our fishing industry. Instead, it has forced the country’s last distant-water trawler to sit idleAt 4am on 24 April 2019, 25 brass players, two percussionists and a conductor piled into a coach in Hull for a 200-mile drive to London. It was a Wednesday morning and it had been touch and go whether all of them would be able to get time off from their day jobs to make the trip. Seven hours later, they stood on the quayside at Greenwich, as...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Greenwich, Hull, Brexit, Anne, Kirkella, Fishing Industry


‘Mistrusted’ Johnson feels full force of EU fury as Brexit wrecks G7 summit

European leaders made their feelings about the Northern Ireland protocol known to a PM desperate to score a PR victoryBrexit bust-up torpedoes Johnson’s bid to showcase ‘global Britain’ at G7The setting is a small English village on the Cornish coast, but the message that Boris Johnson wants projected from the beachside summit in Carbis Bay is one of big British influence across the globe.The three-day G7 meeting of world leaders, which ends on Sunday, was identified months ago by the prime mini...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, G7, Carbis Bay


Brexit bust-up torpedoes Johnson’s bid to showcase ‘global Britain’ at G7

Northern Ireland border row hits summit in Cornwall as prime minister tells other leaders UK is ‘a single country’Boris Johnson was embroiled in an extraordinary public spat with EU leaders over Northern Ireland yesterday as tensions over Brexit boiled over at the G7 summit in Cornwall.After a series of tense bilateral meetings at which the French president Emmanuel Macron, the German chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, told their summit host the ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit


Boris Johnson reiterates threat to suspend Northern Ireland protocol

Clash with EU leaders over Brexit risks overshadowing G7 summit as PM responds to calls for UK to honour its word G7 summit in Cornwall – live updatesBoris Johnson has repeated his threat to unilaterally suspend the Northern Ireland protocol, as a war of words with EU leaders over Brexit risked overshadowing the G7 summit in Cornwall.The French president, Emmanuel Macron, told the UK prime minister on Saturday morning that the British government must honour its word over Brexit or risk jeopardis...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, G7, Emmanuel Macron


Merkel and Macron urge UK to implement Northern Ireland protocol

Boris Johnson meets EU leaders at G7 summit, with French president saying UK must ‘honour their word’G7 summit in Cornwall – live updatesEU leaders made a concerted assault on Boris Johnson in the standoff over the Northern Ireland protocol on Saturday, with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, warning him the British people must “honour their word”.Macron and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, used bilateral meetings with Johnson on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Cornwall to press home ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Merkel, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit


UK must honour its word over Brexit, says Emmanuel Macron

French president confronts Boris Johnson over standoff on Northern Ireland protocol in talks at G7G7 summit in Cornwall – live updatesThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, has issued a robust warning to Boris Johnson, telling him the British government must “honour their word” over the Brexit deal, as he called for a “reset” in relations between their two countries.Macron confronted the prime minister over the standoff on the Northern Ireland protocol, when the pair held a bilateral meeting at ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Brexit, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Dominic Raab


Mixing Britons’ food with politics invariably leaves a bad taste | Pen Vogler

The Brexit sausage war is nothing new: it follows an inglorious lineage that stretches all the way back to Hogarth’s Gin Lane It’s summer at last! Time to gather a few neighbours round, start a fire, and throw another sausage war on to the flames. This one is about the complicated triangulation between the EU, Northern Ireland and Westminster over frictionless trade. Still awake? Let’s put it in terms “the public” can understand and, as former Brexit chief negotiator David Frost did, thunder abo...
Tags: Food, Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Westminster, Edwina Currie, Frost, Hogarth, Brexit, Sausages, Jim Hacker, David Frost


Johnson accused of hypocrisy over G7 girls’ education pledge

Announcement of £430m funding for 90 countries came only weeks after ‘inexcusable’ foreign aid cuts • G7 summit: latest news and reactionBoris Johnson was accused of hypocrisy after announcing at the G7 leaders summit he would provide £430m of extra UK funding for girls’ education in 90 developing countries only weeks after his government made “inexcusable cuts” of more than £200m set aside for the same cause from its bilateral programme this year.The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, announced i...
Tags: Gender, Politics, UK, Education, World news, Foreign Policy, Education policy, Aid, Global development, Boris Johnson, Johnson, The gender gap, G7, Dominic Raab


The Brexit sausages row looks like stalemate unless Joe Biden can solve it | Anand Menon

Boris Johnson is reluctant to stick to his trade deal and the EU won’t make any concessionsNo matter how much everyone argues, you can’t fudge sausages. The UK and the EU are at loggerheads, specifically over chilled meats, but more generally over the infamous Northern Ireland protocol. And frankly, it’s hard to see a way out of the current impasse.It will be for future generations to figure out what Boris Johnson had in mind when it comes to the protocol he negotiated, signed and persuaded parl...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Joe Biden, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brexit, G7, Great Britain, Anand Menon


Boris Johnson hails UK’s ‘indestructible relationship’ with US

PM seeks to underline closeness of two nations despite Joe Biden’s concerns over Northern IrelandBoris Johnson has claimed the UK has an “indestructible relationship” with the US, after his bilateral meeting on Thursday with President Joe Biden.The prime minister is known not to be keen on the well-worn phrase “special relationship”, believing it makes the UK look weak. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, US, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, G7, IrelandBoris Johnson


Cold war or uneasy peace: does defining US-China competition matter?

Many are beginning to fear the world may soon be caught in the crossfire between Beijing and WashingtonIn July 1971, US national security adviser Henry Kissinger embarked on a secret mission to China, then America’s sworn enemy. This 48-hour ice-breaking trip paved the way for Richard Nixon’s historic handshake with Chairman Mao a year later. Nixon’s visit altered the strategic geometry of the cold war and influenced Washington’s subsequent movement towards détente with Moscow.Half a century on,...
Tags: Education, Washington, China, Russia, US, America, Cold War, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, Moscow, Cornwall


Macron warns Johnson ‘nothing is negotiable’ over Northern Ireland

The G7 summit risks being overshadowed by the bitter standoff over BrexitThe French president last night ramped up the pressure on Boris Johnson over the Northern Ireland protocol by insisting “nothing is negotiable” as the G7 summit of world leaders risked being overshadowed by the bitter standoff over Brexit.In a defiant intervention as he prepared to travel to the UK, Emmanuel Macron warned Boris Johnson that France is not open to renegotiating any aspect of the protocol – and even appeared t...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


Boris Johnson plays down Brexit issues after G7 talks with Biden

PM calls US president a ‘breath of fresh air’ and strikes optimistic tone about Northern Ireland tensionsBoris Johnson sought to play down any differences with Washington over the way Brexit could affect Northern Ireland after talks with Joe Biden at the G7 summit, as he called the US president “a breath of fresh air”.Speaking to TV reporters after bilateral talks with Biden at the summit venue in Cornwall, where according to Downing Street the pair discussed Covid and the climate emergency, as ...
Tags: Politics, Washington, US, UK News, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Biden, Brexit, G7, Trade Policy


G7 summit: Boris Johnson praises Joe Biden as ‘breath of fresh air’ after talks – as it happened

Latest updates: prime minister welcomes US president’s desire to work with UK on issues such as security and climate crisisBrexit rains on Boris Johnson’s G7 paradeJohnson must respect rule of law and implement Brexit deal, says EUG7 leaders ‘will call for fresh WHO inquiry into Covid origins’Coronavirus – latest global updates 7.01pm BST The president and the prime minister set out a global vision in a new Atlantic Charter to deepen cooperation in democracy and human rights, defence and sec...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Washington, US, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Foreign Policy, Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Johnson, Biden, G7


G7 summit live: Boris Johnson praises Joe Biden as ‘breath of fresh air’ after talks

Latest updates: US president arrives in Carbis Bay as world leaders assemble for in-person G7 summitBrexit rains on Boris Johnson’s G7 paradeJohnson must respect rule of law and implement Brexit deal, says EUG7 leaders ‘will call for fresh WHO inquiry into Covid origins’Coronavirus – latest global updates 6.24pm BST Asked if President Biden urged him to speed up implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol in their talks, Boris Johnson said Biden did not do that. But he said that all side...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, US, Eu, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Belfast



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