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Geert Bourgeois (ECR): Pragmatism must prevail in the negotiations with the United Kingdom

The ECR Group in the European Parliament has been consistent in its calls for pragmatism to prevail. Therefore, level-headed discussions must triumph over hysteria and the desire for political retribution. ECR trade spokesperson Geert Bourgeois MEP firmly believes that any distortion of the markets in terms of competition policy, state aid and social dumping should […]

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What are the new lockdown rules and what are the 5 levels of lockdown in the UK?

The UK has been in lockdown since March 23 (Picture: Ilyas Tayfun Salci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) From today – Monday 1 June – some lockdown measures in the UK will be relaxed, with schools reopening their gates and non-essential shops slowly starting to open up their shutters. Not only that – people in England […]

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#Brexit – It takes two to tango – time for the UK to live up to ambitious timetableIt takes two to tango: Time for the UK to live up to ambitious timetable

“As the third round of negotiations on the EU-UK future partnership takes off, the EPP Group is worried by the lack of progress and calls on the UK government to engage constructively in all areas of the negotiations,” said Christophe Hansen MEP, the European Parliament’s negotiator of the post-Brexit agreement. “It takes two to tango. […]

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Government accused of ‘sleepwalking into disaster’ over coronavirus outbreak – Channel 4 News

‘I can’t give you a date’, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said today about when schools would reopen. In normal times many schools would be opening tomorrow after the Easter break. Meanwhile frontline medical workers and social care staff in institutions continue to voice fears about a lack of adequate personal protective equipment or PPE. […]

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UK and EU agree three negotiating rounds for post-Brexit deal

Following a “constructive” videoconference meeting held on Wednesday April 15, UK and EU agreed on the need to organise further negotiating rounds to achieve tangible progress until June’s talks, to reach a post-Brexit deal on their future relationship. In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David […]

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Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK – Channel 4 News

Two people from the same family have tested positive for the coronavirus – the first confirmed cases in the UK. They’re now being treated in a specialist infectious disease unit in Newcastle. Meanwhile 83 Britons evacuated from Wuhan – the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak – have been taken to a hospital […]

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Can the Commonwealth Fill the Gap?

I recently attended a conference at Clare College, Cambridge, organised by The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, considering the role of the Commonwealth in 2019 – its challenges and opportunities. The Commonwealth still struggles to an extent to articulate its role and significance in international relations. One session, which included myself as […]

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Schools accused of banning hairstyles worn only by black pupils – Channel 4 News

A growing number of schools are being accused of banning hairstyles worn only by black pupils, which parents complain is unfairly discriminating against their children. One in six black parents say their children have had a bad experience in school because of their hairstyle. Our home affairs correspondent Darshna Soni has been speaking to families […]

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#Brexit – ‘We are ready to start the next phase, to defend and promote Europe’s interests’ #EUCO

  The decisive victory by the British Conservatives in yesterday’s general election was widely and enthusiastically welcomed by European leaders attending today’s (13 December) European Council. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said that they welcomed the certainty that the election provided and said that it had been difficult when things had been agreed in Brussels, […]

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Comedy writer David Javerbaum on religion, satire and controversial humour – Channel 4 News

God Almighty has been brought to life on the stage. In a new play by the multi-award winning American comedy writer David Javerbaum God wears silk pyjamas and has some ‘wrath management issues’. The writer who worked on the hugely popular comedy The Daily Show has adapted the play for a British audience incorporating topical […]

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