A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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01/04/2020 Government warns banks not to withhold vital funds from businesses struggling due to coronavirus ,,A senior Cabinet minister has warned banks it would be "unacceptable" if they withheld cash from businesses struggling to survive during the coronavirus crisis. www.politicshome.com Visit...
01/04/2020 Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has been self-isolating for a week after suspected coronavirus infection ,,Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has revealed he has been in self-isolation for the past week as he recovered from a suspected coronavirus infection. www.politicshome.com Visit...
01/04/2020 Lack of PPE for health and social care staff a ‘crisis within a crisis’, unions warn  ,,The lack of protective equipment for frontline medical staff has been labelled a “crisis within a crisis” by a host of trade unions. www.politicshome.com Visit...
01/04/2020 Coronavirus: More than 100 MPs call for ‘digital Parliament’ to quiz ministers on outbreak response ,,More than 100 MPs have backed calls for the creation of a “digital Parliament” s ministers can be held to account during the coronavirus crisis. www.politicshome.com Visit...
01/04/2020 UK to double coronavirus testing to 25,000 a day within a fortnight, Cabinet minister claims ,,Britain will double the amount of coronavirus tests it is carrying out to 25,000 a day within two weeks, a Cabinet minister has claimed. www.politicshome.com Visit...
01/04/2020 Pregnant prisoners allowed home ‘within days’ in bid to shield them from coronavirus, Justice Secretary confirms ,,Pregnant women in jail will be temporarily released “within days” in a bid to shield them from the impact of the coronavirus, ministers have announced. www.politicshome.com Visit...
01/04/2020 Donald Trump claims UK’s initial coronavirus strategy would have been ‘very catastrophic’ ,,Britain faced “very catastrophic” results until it shifted its strategy to tackle the coronavirus, Donald Trump has declared. www.politicshome.com Visit...
01/04/2020 Shut down firms that put workers at risk during coronavirus shutdown, unions warn ministers ,,The Government should be able to immediately shut down companies that put their staff at “unnecessary Covid-19 risk”, unions have said. www.politicshome.com Visit...
01/04/2020 EXCL Boris Johnson urged to tear up rules stopping migrants claiming Universal Credit or risk coronavirus ‘tragedy’ ,,Boris Johnson has been urged to rip up rules preventing thousands of migrants living in the UK from accessing benefits aimed at softening the blow of the coronavirus crisis. www.politicshome.com Visit...
01/04/2020 The scale of the coronavirus crisis exposes how pointless the Brexit cause is | Rafael Behr ,,

Brexiteers’ war on imaginary threats now looks parochial and self-indulgent – history may judge them harshly

This might not feel like the moment to go on about Brexit, but Brexit goes on whether we are feeling it or not. When people are worried about surviving April, December’s deadline for EU trade talks seems a long way off. Covid-19 may have eclipsed older problems, but they will not solve themselves in its shadow.

The disease has halted negotiations and infected the lead negotiators. All Whitehall capacity is being spent on the immediate crisis. Boris Johnson has no time for Brexit. If he did, he might want to practise some social distancing from the idea.

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