A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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23/02/2020 Ben Jennings on Boris Johnson's next vanity project – cartoon ,,Continue reading... www.theguardian.com Visit...
23/02/2020 The Guardian view on the Parthenon marbles: not just a Brexit sideshow | Editorial ,,A government that stresses the importance of national pride should understand Greek claims

Boris Johnson and his entourage are frequently accused of wishing to turn Britain into an insular, backward-looking place, obsessed with reliving past imperial glories. Their romantic counterclaim is that opting out of the European Union is a means of allowing Britain to regain control of its destiny. Pride restored, the country will be free to engage generously with the rest of the world. So what stance should this open, friendly and “global” Britain take towards renewed Greek demands for the restitution of the Parthenon marbles?

Greece, with Italy’s backing, has inserted a pointed clause in the EU’s draft negotiating mandate for a trade deal with Britain. It calls for the return of “unlawfully removed cultural objects” to their place of origin. It does not mention the marbles by name, and the move is explicitly directed at illegal trade in antiquities in London auction houses. But assuming it remains in the formal mandate to be unveiled this week, it would clearly provide a platform for renewed pressure to be exerted on London.

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23/02/2020 George Eustice refuses to guarantee ban on chlorinated chicken ,,

Environment secretary says there are ‘no plans’ to change law to clinch US trade deal

The environment secretary has refused to give a firm guarantee that the government will not allow chlorine-washed chicken to be imported into the UK as part of a trade deal with the US.

While stressing that chlorinated chicken was currently illegal in the UK, and that the government was committed to maintaining high standards, George Eustice’s declaration that the government had “no plans” to change the law was more equivocal than assurances given by his predecessor, who said the current law would stay.

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23/02/2020 Brexit: UK reneging on Northern Ireland pledges risks trade deals with US and EU ,,

Concerns raised after reports negotiating team told to devise plans to ‘get around’ protocol in withdrawal agreement

Reneging on the special Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland will risk trade deals with both the EU and the US, experts have warned.

Concern has been raised after Boris Johnson’s Brexit negotiating team has reportedly been ordered to come up with plans to “get around” the Northern Ireland protocol in the withdrawal agreement, which includes checks on goods and food going from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

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23/02/2020 Diane Abbott confirms she will stand down from Shadow Cabinet ,,Diane Abbott has confirmed she will stand down from the shadow Cabinet whoever wins the Labour leadership contest. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/02/2020 New Environment Secretary fails to rule out importing US chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef ,,The new Environment Secretary failed to confirm that the UK will ban the import of chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef from the US. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/02/2020 Johnson’s Brexit flunkey sums up all that’s wrong with his master’s trade fantasies | Will Hutton ,,

David Frost should drag himself out of the 18th century and address our perilous future

Last week, an unelected special adviser delivered one of the most political and controversial speeches made by a British public official in recent times. It claimed, in justifying Brexit, that 19th-century political notions – the nation state with absolute sovereignty and wholesale independence of action – extended unchanged into the 21st century and were supported wholeheartedly in Britain. This betrayed a combination of ignorance, self-deception and vainglory that will ill serve our country.

David Frost, Britain’s lead Brexit trade negotiator, plainly had a rough time in an earlier incarnation in Brussels, drawing the conclusion that the EU is a clunky disaster – although generalising one’s own personal experience to inform your country’s negotiating stance is rarely a good guide to action. It must be congenial for the prime minister that his lead negotiator plainly thinks that his boss represents the acme of political genius. According to Frost, Boris Johnson’s approach to Brexit combines an ability to read the runes of the British with putting into place the enduring philosophy of the 18th-century, ultra conservative politician Edmund Burke.

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23/02/2020 Donald Trump accuses Boris Johnson of a ‘betrayal’ over Huawei 5G contract ,,Donald Trump is said to be furious with Boris Johnson over the decision to award Huawei with the contract to build part of the UK’s 5G network, calling it a “betrayal”. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/02/2020 House of Lords under fire for ‘out of control’ expenses as bill hits £23m a year ,,The House of Lords is facing criticism after it was revealed peers’ expense claims have risen by 29% in a year, taking the total bill to £23million. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/02/2020 Labour must unite or face generation out of power, warns Starmer ,,Labour must end its internal divisions or it faces being locked out of power for a generation, according to Keir Starmer. www.politicshome.com Visit...
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