Deadline Looms Large The sides have until the end of the year to come up with an agreement, otherwise the UK will leave without a deal, as the end of the transition period draws near. On Wednesday, Johnson's press secretary Allegra Stratton addressed the possibility, saying that while the prime minister was hopeful of a deal, he would be no less confident if talks failed. … [Read more...] about Brexit Talks in Limbo as UK Claims EU Comes Up With New Demands at Last Moment
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Pete Durnell: I'm not sure it's all that new but in a word no. In a real negotiation both sides play hardball, the hardest ball they can if you like, and for as long as they can sort of right down to the wire. Basically bluster, bluff, threats they're all part of a real negotiation. When I say real what I'm trying to say really is the opposite kind of what Theresa May oversaw, where from what most commentator’s perspective was, she pretty much essentially let the EU write the treaty for and she then just sent over our civil service to rubber stamp it. Her version was actually agreed earlier and with hardly any arguing, threats, bluster, etc, and I think that tells you all you need to know about what kind of agreements it was. It actually kept us tied closer to the EU than we were before we voted to leave so no, I'm not surprised at all that how you negotiate. … [Read more...] about Brexit: The UK’s Most Powerful Weapon is ‘The Threat to Walk Away’ Says Analyst
The report said the Home Office showed “institutional ignorance and thoughtlessness” towards the issue of race and the history of the mostly Caribbean immigrants involved that are “consistent with some definitions of institutional racism". … [Read more...] about Windrush scandal explained: Who are the Windrush generation and what happened to them?
It took regulators eight working days to give Pfizer's vaccine the go-ahead after the Department of Health officially requested they evaluate it. If AstraZeneca's can be done in the same time frame, a decision could be announced as soon as Tuesday next week, December 8. … [Read more...] about NHS workers are ‘bumped off vaccine priority list’ as Pfizer’s HALVES its deliveries – but UK will still have ‘millions’ this year and it CAN be split into smaller batches for care homes
Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said the UK Internal Market Bill will return on Monday after peers removed clauses that give ministers the power to renege on parts of the EU Withdrawal Agreement. The Government is likely to back down on the issue if a deal is reached. … [Read more...] about Brexit negotiators are set to work into the night with Michel Barnier staying in London amid claims a deal is close – as France engages in sabre-rattling and UK warns ‘time is running short’