"He is optimistic but he's also always said that he is confident and comfortable that we would be okay without a deal", Ms Stratton shared. As for the overall prospects of the protracted talks, there is still a risk of not reaching a final comprehensive deal, French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told Europe 1 radio on Friday, adding that if a good deal cannot be reached France would veto it, as "each country has a veto right," he pointed out. … [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: It does seem to be different. He [Boris Johnson] does appear to be fighting for the UK's interests post Brexit and to achieve a reasonably large degree of independence, if you like the return of self-government, something which I would say Theresa May clearly never did, because she essentially was a remainer and she wasn't that bothered. I would say he appears to be doing the right thing but really until the ink dries on a signed deal or we reach midnight December 31st without one; I do think we should all reserve all judgement because we're still really at the stage where the warning shots are being fired. The threat to get even harder, line taken, etc. So, we're at that stage still and our most powerful weapon I've always believed is basically the threat to walk away. It's always the most powerful weapon in any negotiation and it remains the same now. … [Read more...] about Brexit: The UK’s Most Powerful Weapon is ‘The Threat to Walk Away’ Says Analyst
"We know that the best way to make sure we reach all those affected is by listening to them and hearing their voices, including how best to address the wider challenges that disproportionately affect those from BAME backgrounds. … [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
Businesses are becoming increasingly frustrated with the uncertainty around trading arrangements once the UK leaves the single market and customs union at the end of the year. Tesco chief executive Ken Murphy told Sky News the supermarket chain was preparing for No Deal. … [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’