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Amal Clooney quits UK envoy role over 'lamentable' Brexit bill

Exclusive: prominent human rights lawyer writes to foreign secretary with stinging denunciationAmal Clooney, the high-profile human rights lawyer, has resigned from her position as the UK’s special envoy on media freedom in protest at the government’s intention to breach international law through the internal market bill.In a stinging denunciation of Boris Johnson’s threat to override Britain’s international treaty obligations in the EU withdrawal agreement, the barrister described the governmen...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Amal Clooney, Brexit, Clooney


UK coronavirus live: England considers ‘circuit break’ plans; London New Year's Eve fireworks cancelled

Health secretary Matt Hancock refuses to rule out second national lockdown as ‘last line of defence’ ‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownUK test and trace ‘barely functional’ as 11 million face lockdownNHS worker attacked on London bus in Covid mask row, say policeGlobal coronavirus updates – live 11.20am BST Ryanair will cut a further one in five of its flights scheduled in October, blaming Irish and EU governments for what it called “excessive and defective” travel res...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Eu, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Ryanair, Boris Johnson, LBC, Khan, Sadiq Khan, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump's Northern Ireland envoy warns Boris Johnson not to create a hard border 'by accident'

Special Envoy for Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney (left.) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Mick Mulvaney became the first figure in the Trump administration to express concern over Boris Johnson's contentious plan for Northern Ireland. Trump's envoy to the province — formerly his acting chief of staff — urged the UK not to reinstate a hard border "by accident." Johnson's plan to break international law by disapplying parts of the UK's Brexit deal with the EU infuriated Brussels and has prompte...
Tags: Politics, Usa, UK, Congress, Washington, White House, US, International, Trends, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Joe Biden, Britain, Ireland, Republic Of Ireland


UK coronavirus live: demand for Covid tests outstripping capacity, MPs told

Dido Harding gives evidence to Commons science committee; new restrictions placed on nearly 2 million people in north-east EnglandRestrictions announced for swathe of north-east EnglandNorth-east England lockdown: what are the new Covid restrictions?Almost 90% of tests in England taking longer than 24 hours to processJacob Rees-Mogg attacks ‘endless carping’ about testing shortagesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.17pm BST Sir Keir Starmer has indicated he will instruct Richard Leonard to ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Scottish Labour, Edinburgh, Keir Starmer, Dido Harding, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: Boris Johnson makes fresh concession to Tory rebels

Parliament will be asked to override withdrawal agreement only if Northern Ireland protocol is undermined, says PMDowning Street has clarified that it would ask parliament to support using powers to override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement only if the EU undermines the “fundamental purpose” of the Northern Ireland protocol.Boris Johnson brokered a deal with Conservative rebels on Wednesday to see off a potential party revolt, agreeing to grant MPs a vote before invoking powers in the UK...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Brexit


Joe Biden has been told to stop 'lecturing' the UK after he warned Boris Johnson not to break his Brexit deal with the EU

Getty Joe Biden has triggered a furious row in the UK after threatening to veto a transatlantic trade deal if Boris Johnson breaks his Brexit deal with the EU. Johnson has vowed to disapply the deal he signed with the EU with regard to trade and border provisions with Northern Ireland, and vowed to break international law in order to do so. Senior congressmen and women including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have warned Johnson that there will be no free trade deal with the US if he goes ahe...
Tags: Politics, Usa, UK, News, Washington, US, International, Trends, Eu, Conservative, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Britain, Ireland, Washington Dc, House


Joe Biden was told to stop 'lecturing' the UK after he warned Boris Johnson not to break his Brexit deal with the EU

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Joe Biden, the 2020 US Democratic presidential nominee. Getty Joe Biden triggered a row in the UK by threatening to veto a transatlantic trade deal if Prime Minister Boris Johnson breaks his Brexit deal with the European Union. Johnson has vowed to disapply the deal he signed with the EU over trade and border provisions with Northern Ireland — and to break international law in order to do so. Senior congressional lawmakers including House Speaker Nancy P...
Tags: Politics, Usa, UK, News, Congress, Washington, US, International, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Britain, Ireland, House, Republic Of Ireland


Biden and Pelosi warn UK over risking Good Friday agreement

Leading Democrats tell UK foreign secretary that Northern Ireland peace deal cannot be casualty of BrexitJoe Biden on Wednesday joined the clamour of Democrats warning Boris Johnson not to let the Northern Ireland Good Friday agreement become a casualty of his Brexit talks.The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, is in Washington trying to repair relations with pro-Irish Democrats amid concerns that the UK’s attempt to leave the EU on its own terms will undermine the Good Friday peace agreement. Con...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Washington, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress


Boris Johnson bows to Tory rebels with Brexit bill compromise

PM to grant Commons vote on when to invoke powers to breach withdrawal agreementConservative rebels have forced Boris Johnson into an embarrassing climbdown, with the PM brokering a deal to see off a potential party revolt over a bill that would break international law.After two days of private negotiations, the prime minister agreed to grant MPs a vote about when to invoke controversial powers in the UK internal market bill that would breach the EU withdrawal agreement. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Tory, Brexit


Lord Keen: what were the events that led to Tory peer's resignation?

As Keen confirms he has quit as advocate general for Scotland, we look at how it happenedIt was last week that questions over Lord Keen’s position as one of the government’s senior law advisers first emerged.A three-page letter, marked “official – sensitive”, seen by the Guardian, revealed his serious reservations over Downing Street’s intention to override the EU withdrawal agreement. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Law, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, House Of Lords, Foreign Policy, Scottish politics, Brexit, Lord Keen


The Guardian view on Boris Johnson, Brexit and the law: wilful incompetence | Editorial

The prime minister believes that provoking chaos will get him a better deal in EU negotiations. He is wrongTo outside observers of Boris Johnson’s government, it can be difficult to tell the difference between partisan provocation and rank incompetence. Both generate an aura of chaos. It does not help that members of Mr Johnson’s own cabinet also struggle to understand what is going on.On a question as vital as the UK’s willingness to observe international law, there is confusion at the highest ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, House Of Lords, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Robert Buckland, Brandon Lewis, Boris Johnson Brexit


Boris Johnson strikes deal with Tory rebels over Brexit bill

PM agrees to give MPs a vote before breaching withdrawal agreement, but that is unlikely to satisfy BrusselsBoris Johnson has brokered a compromise with Conservative rebels to give MPs a vote on when to invoke controversial powers in a new bill which would breach the EU withdrawal agreement.In a joint statement with Bob Neill, the chair of the justice select committee who tabled an amendment to the bill, No 10 said it had reached an agreement with him and Damian Green, chair of the One Nation ca...
Tags: Politics, Eu, UK News, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Tory, Damian Green, Brexit, Bob Neill, BrusselsBoris Johnson


UK coronavirus live: PM admits there is not enough testing capacity but warns second lockdown would be 'disastrous'

PM says testing capacity will be 500,000 per day by end of October but warns of financial consequences of a new lockdown; Rhondda Valley outbreak linked to trip to Doncaster racesTameside hospital Covid deaths are ‘canary in the mineRayner rebukes Johnson over ‘collapsing’ test systemFamilies having to ‘hack’ system to get coronavirus testGlobal coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.30pm BST Sir Bill Cash, the Conservative chair of the European scrutiny committee, goes...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, Eu, UK News, Northern Ireland, Schools, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Johnson, Bill Cash, Brexit, Rhondda valley, Angela Rayner, Coronavirus outbreak


A group of senior congressmen have told Boris Johnson to scrap his Brexit plans or abandon hopes of a trade deal with the US

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y. Carolyn Kaster/AP Images Boris Johnson is under growing pressure from the US to drop his Brexit plans. The UK government has announced that it intends to give itself the power to break the deal it signed with the EU last year. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there was "absolutely no chance" of a UK-US free trade deal if the UK prime minister went ahead with the plan, which has outraged Brussels and MPs in London. Now four senior congressmen have urged Jo...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Congress, Washington, US, International, Trends, Eu, United States, Theresa May, House, House Of Commons, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson


The EU's Brexit chief said Boris Johnson is using Brexit to distract from his chaotic response to the coronavirus

JULIAN SIMMONDS/Daily Telegraph/PA Images via Getty Images EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said that Boris Johnson took the explosive step of reneging on the Brexit deal to divert attention from the UK's coronavirus response, according to a report. Politico reported that the EU's chief Brexit negotiator floated the possibility in a meeting with senior diplomats. Prime Minister Johnson is under intense pressure to improve Britain's testing facilities amid a sharp rise in new COVID-19 i...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Politico, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, Britain, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Westminster, Parliament, Johnson, Brexit


US-UK trade deal in danger if Good Friday agreement jeopardised, Democrats warn

Dominic Raab faces backlash over Irish border and attempts to leave EU on own termsThe UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, is facing a growing backlash in the US Congress after senior Democrats warned they would scupper any future US-UK trade deal if the UK does anything to jeopardise the Good Friday agreement in an attempt to leave the European Union on its own terms.Raab flew to Washington to try to repair relations with pro-Irish Democrats, including the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and the c...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Congress, Washington, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, US news, Democrats, Ireland, Foreign Policy, House, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress


Brexit: Johnson seeks to calm MPs before next showdown over bill

Intervention by PM raises expectations of a deal with backbenchers over legislationLatest politics news - live developmentsBoris Johnson has privately sought to calm angry MPs who plan to back an amendment to dilute his bill that unpicks the EU withdrawal agreement.His intervention raises expectations that the government will do a deal with backbenchers at a parliamentary showdown next week. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Johnson, Brexit, developmentsBoris Johnson


UK coronavirus live: 3,105 new cases amid rise in hospital admissions and patients on ventilators

News updates: UK records rise in cases in 24 hours; more people need hospital treatment; Hancock says testing shortage will take weeks to fix Private labs unable to process all Covid tests, NHS email revealsHancock is losing control of Covid-19 in UK, says LabourTwo families of four chatting in street ‘would break English Covid laws’Coronation street actor diagnosed with Covid-19 Coronavirus – latest updates 5.10pm BST And, on Brexit, this is from Sky’s Europe correspondent Adam Parsons.Spok...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Wales, Eu, UK News, House Of Lords, NHS, Office For National Statistics, William Hague, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Hancock, Priti Patel, Matt Hancock


UK coronavirus live: just 1% of deaths in England and Wales linked to Covid; testing capacity 'behind the curve'

News updates: lowest number of Covid deaths in last 25 weeks, ONS says; government adviser warns speed of second wave has been underestimatedTwo families of four chatting in street ‘would break English Covid laws’PM was warned over Covid ‘moonshot’ testing planUK redundancies rise at fastest rate since 2009 UK map: confirmed Covid cases and deaths todayCoronavirus – latest updates 11.29am BST “Sometimes I think the Welsh government cares more about the union than the UK government does” ... ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, Eu, UK News, Ons, Keir Starmer, Matt Hancock, Lindsay Hoyle, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Jeremy Miles the Welsh, Mike Russell Holyrood Brexit


Brexit: barristers question selection of legal team leading UK drive to override deal

Critics say advice should have been sought from lawyers without views on EU debateThe government is facing increasing scrutiny over its decision to use “committed Brexiteer” lawyers to provide advice on the legality of breaching the EU withdrawal agreement.On Saturday, the attorney general, Suella Braverman QC, who chaired the annual general meeting of the Bar Council that represents barristers in England and Wales, faced repeated criticism over her role as the government’s chief legal adviser, ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Bar Council, Suella Braverman


Brexit bill hugely damaging to UK's reputation, says ex-ambassador

Internal market bill would endanger future trade deals, says Kim Darroch, the former British ambassador to the USInternal market bill: what it says and the UK hopes to achieveBritain’s former ambassador to Washington has described the internal market bill as “hugely damaging to our international reputation”, warning that it could deter other countries from entering into agreements with the UK in the future.Kim Darroch told the Guardian that if it becomes law, in violation of the withdrawal agree...
Tags: Politics, UK, Washington, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Brexit, Kim Darroch, Trade Policy


PM calls EU tactics 'extreme' while defending breach of international law

Boris Johnson faces mounting rebellion from Tories including former chancellor Sajid JavidLatest politics news - live developmentsBoris Johnson accused the EU of preparing to go to “extreme and unreasonable lengths” in Brexit talks as he defended breaching international law amid a mounting rebellion from Tory backbenchers.The former chancellor, Sajid Javid, became the most senior of the prime minister’s past cabinet colleagues to say they could not support the UK internal market bill prior to a ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Tony Blair, John Major, Boris Johnson, Tories, Gordon Brown, Sajid Javid, Johnson


Brexit: David Cameron joins former PMs warning against Boris Johnson's bill

Ex-attorney general Geoffrey Cox says breaking international law risks damaging UK’s standingDavid Cameron has become the third former Conservative prime minister to express disquiet about Boris Johnson’s proposal to breach international law by unilaterally redrafting part of the Brexit deal with the EU, saying he had “misgivings” about the idea.In comments on Monday, before MPs began debating the internal market bill that sets out the plans, Cameron said: “Passing an act of parliament and then ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Cameron, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Geoffrey Cox


David Cameron joins former PMs warning against Boris Johnson's Brexit bill

Ex-attorney general Geoffrey Cox says breaking international law risks damaging UK’s standingDavid Cameron has become the third former Conservative prime minister to express disquiet about Boris Johnson’s proposal to breach international law by unilaterally redrafting part of the Brexit deal with the EU, saying he had “misgivings” about the idea.In comments on Monday, before MPs began debating the internal market bill that sets out the plans, Cameron said: “Passing an act of parliament and then ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Cameron, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Geoffrey Cox


David Cameron joins ex-PMs warning against Boris Johnson's Brexit bill

Ex-attorney general Geoffrey Cox says breaking international law risks damaging UK’s standingDavid Cameron has become the third former Conservative prime minister to express disquiet about Boris Johnson’s proposal to breach international law by unilaterally redrafting part of the Brexit deal with the EU, saying he had “misgivings” about the idea.In comments on Monday, before MPs begin debating the internal market bill, which sets out the plans, Cameron said: “Passing an act of parliament and the...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Cameron, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Geoffrey Cox


Motor manufacturers warn of £100bn losses if no Brexit deal struck

Automotive trade bodies predict wave of job cuts if UK crashes out of the single marketBritish and European motor manufacturers have warned of “catastrophic” £100bn losses in the industry over the next five years if a Brexit trade deal is not struck.As trade talks hang by a thread in the face of a political showdown over the EU withdrawal agreement, sector leaders from across Europe predicted a wave of job losses in both factories and their suppliers if the UK crashes out of the single market. C...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Automotive Industry, Brexit


Tory rebellion widens over Boris Johnson's bill to override Brexit deal

Criticism grows of plan to break international law as EU calls for bill to be droppedDowning Street is facing a showdown with Conservative backbench rebels as criticism over its plans to break international law with a new controversial bill that could override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement grew louder on Sunday.It is understood that opposition among the party is growing, with dozens of Tory MPs expected to support a key amendment to the internal market bill that would give parliament ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Brexit


27 migrants are suffering from 'serious' psychological conditions after being stuck on an oil tanker for 6 weeks because no country would take them

Migrants sit in a boat alongside the Maersk Etienne tanker off the coast of Malta, in this handout image provided August 19, 2020. Maersk Tankers/handout via Reuters An oil tanker owned by shipping company Maersk Tankers rescued 27 migrants off the coast of Malta on August 4, the company said. After this, the ship — whose supplies began running out — was unable to dock anywhere, prompting Maersk Tankers to launch formal appeals to governments. On September 6, three of the migrants jumped o...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Politics, UK, News, Trends, Eu, European Union, Syria, Migration, Shipping, Italy, News UK, Tunisia, Maersk, Malta


Conservative rebels want Theresa May to lead a Brexit rebellion against Boris Johnson's plan to break international law and rip up his deal with the EU

Former UK Prime Minister Theresa May and her successor Boris Johnson. Getty Conservative MPs in Boris Johnson's government are growing increasingly frustrated with his leadership. Johnson's plan to break international law and rip up his Brexit deal with the EU has triggered a rebellion among his party and the threat of legal action from Europe. Rebel Conservative MPs are seeking to enlist Johnson's predecessor Theresa May to front the campaign against his plan. Up to 30 Conservative MPs ar...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, News, China, International, Trends, Eu, Conservative, Britain, Theresa May, House Of Commons, John Major, Boris Johnson, Westminster


Brexit: Gove claims internal market bill protects UK integrity from EU 'threat'

Cabinet Office minister says new legislation ‘entirely consistent with the rule of law’Michael Gove has defended the government’s plan to override parts of its own Brexit deal with the EU, claiming the internal market bill was necessary to protect the territorial integrity of the UK.He also insisted that the government was acting “within the rule of law” and was behaving in a “constructive and pragmatic” way, despite the Northern Ireland secretary admitting the new legislation would breach inter...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Gove, Cabinet Office



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