Category: <span>UK</span>

Brexit backlash: Boris Johnson ‘forced to cave to EU’ as Tories fear Joe Biden
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Brexit backlash: Boris Johnson ‘forced to cave to EU’ as Tories fear Joe Biden

Joe Biden piled the pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the lead-up to his eventual US election victory last month. While campaigning, the Democrat criticised the UK for its approach to Brexit as the Government infuriated the EU with the Internal Market Bill. Mr Johnson wanted to make changes to the already agreed Northern Ireland protocol, sparking a legal...

Brexit trap: UK firms could be forced to pay up to £1.6bn if EU blocks deal
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Brexit trap: UK firms could be forced to pay up to £1.6bn if EU blocks deal

The EU and the UK have resumed crucial talks in London this week, in what has been described as the last “major” opportunity to avoid a no deal scenario at the end of December. The bloc’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier is said to be offering to give Britain back 15 to 18 percent of the quota European fleets currently...

Matt Hancock under pressure to explain £30m test tube work for ex-neighbour
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Matt Hancock under pressure to explain £30m test tube work for ex-neighbour

There is mounting pressure on Matt Hancock to explain how his former neighbour was awarded about £30m-worth of work making test tubes for Covid test samples as questions arose about the safety certification of the products. A Guardian investigation revealed last week that Alex Bourne, who used to run a pub in Hancock’s village, and had no previous experience...

Labour infighting inquiry ‘damaging Starmer’s position’
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Labour infighting inquiry ‘damaging Starmer’s position’

The results of a “nightmare” inquiry into Labour infighting are to be published within weeks in a development that will further erode Sir Keir Starmer’s attempts to unify the party. Insiders have become concerned that Starmer has created a “major flashpoint” by launching an independent inquiry to examine the commissioning, publication and contents of a highly controversial...

Half of Britons have looked at ‘property porn’ in the last year, poll claims
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Half of Britons have looked at ‘property porn’ in the last year, poll claims

New research has revealed that we are a nation of property peeping toms, with more than half of Brits (52 per cent) admitting to having indulged in ‘property porn’ online within the last year. The term ‘property porn’ is used to describe a type of television programme, magazine article and online listings which shows off desirable homes,...

Keir Starmer denies Jeremy Corbyn Labour whip despite end of suspension
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Keir Starmer denies Jeremy Corbyn Labour whip despite end of suspension

Keir Starmer has decided not to readmit his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn as a Labour MP, arguing that he has undermined efforts to restore the party’s reputation in the Jewish community. An NEC disciplinary panel lifted the suspension of Corbyn’s party membership on Tuesday. That decision was made after he issued a conciliatory statement “clarifying” controversial remarks he...

The final insult: Taxpayers face paying for Yorkshire Ripper’s funeral
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The final insult: Taxpayers face paying for Yorkshire Ripper’s funeral

Once one of the most feared criminals in the country, serial killer Peter Sutcliffe died aged 74 on Friday after reportedly refusing treatment for Covid-19. Sutcliffe was given a whole life term in 1981 after being convicted of murdering 13 women and the attempted murder of seven more. It has cost over £10million to keep...