THE UK is in danger of becoming a 'two tier' country and post-Brexit trading arrangements must be overhauled, Britain has insisted in the face of US pressure to drop threats to take unilateral action. In its latest warning, the Government says that Northern Ireland will not be able to reap the full benefits of “freeports” – areas near shipping ports or airports where manufacturers can import goods tariff-free – that are on offer in England, Scotland and Wales unless changes are made.
Northern Ireland minister tells The Telegraph the key to restoring the executive is now out of the Government's hands It is now ten months since Boris Johnson first published proposals to rewrite sections of the Northern Ireland Protocol in order to resolve the problems ministers believe are harming businesses and threatening the Good Friday Agreement.
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BORIS JOHNSON has been warned not to antagonise the European Union by ripping up large parts of the hated Brexit deal as it would "not make living conditions easier in the UK". Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who is leading the UK's Brexit negotiations with the European Union, has outlined planned unilateral action to introduce separate "green" and "red" lanes for goods travelling between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Letters to the editor: our readers share their views. Please send your letters to email@example.com With his proposal to approve legislation which will override parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol (though no doubt only in “a specific and limited way”), Boris Johnson has shown that not only is he personally willing to break the law with casual insouciance, but that he is happy to make lawbreakers of our entire nation.
It follows the Spanish tourist board in London rapidly reversing its decision to open up the country to unvaccinated British travellers back in April. Unvaccinated Britons planning summer holidays in Spain will be able to enter the country more easily as the government is relaxing COVID restrictions. The health requirements for people visiting from the UK and elsewhere outside the EU are now going to be aligned with those from inside the Schengen area.
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A UKRAINIAN energy boss has urged the EU to "be bolder" in its attempt to scupper energy links with Vladimir Putin as "time is of the essence", warning the bloc still paying up to '€1billion euros a day' to finance his war. The EU’s REPowerEU, published on Wednesday (May 18) details the bloc’s plot to phase out Russian oil and gas imports by 2027.
On the morning of 16 June 2016, Nigel Farage posed for photographs, standing in front of a poster displaying a long line of Syrian refugees crossing the Croatia-Slovenia border. Overlaid were two words in red block capitals: “BREAKING POINT” And underneath: “The EU has failed us all.
RUSSIAN state television hosts have fumed at the involvement of European nations in the NATO defence against Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Russian state television hosts raged at the Brussels organisation for supporting the NATO effort against Putin’s invaders in Ukraine. The fiercely pro-war, state-controlled network Russia One suggested the EU had become simply an extension of the international NATO agreement.
John Redwood has slammed the BBC for "finding another US Democrat to reveal ignorance of the EU breaches of the Protocol and EU damage to the Good Friday agreement" as he accuses them of not fact-checking. The broadcaster has been accused of failing its duty to remain unbiased several times when reporting on Brexit news.
Ukraine’s ambassador to neighbouring Poland has said his nation is grateful for the welcome that Poles have given to millions of Ukrainian refugees, but he hopes the European Union will soon release billions of euros to Poland so that the assistance does not come “at the cost of the Polish people”.
POST-BREXIT trade deals with the US could be at risk if the UK takes unilateral action over the Northern Ireland protocol, according to US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi. So do you think Britain should cave to the EU to secure a US trade deal after Ms Pelosi's threat?
THE EU has been accused of "weaponising Northern Ireland" against the UK in a heated post-Brexit row. Whitehall is planning on drafting a law which would rip up the Protocol as negotiations with Brussels continue to stall. Liz Truss has insisted the Government’s “preference” would be to establish a “negotiated solution” with the bloc, though reports in recent weeks suggest its own negotiators are unwilling to budge from their current position.
| 4h ago Although abortion is broadly available across the European Union, observers point to developments that endanger such access. DW looks at four EU countries with diverging policies. From Ireland to Spain, EU countries have been overhauling abortion laws, rolling back measures that made it difficult — or illegal — to access safe care for the procedure.